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Small businesses on trend to save downtown Columbia
'To the Nines' effort & how small businesses across America are saving small towns
Three opportunities in the coming ten days show that Columbia is all-business in the month of August. From open-late hours in the 'To the Nines' downtown event, to a report on the Retail Academy, to a message about supporting local entrepreneurs at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:45amCT at the Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia. - it's all about small business, all open to the public, and filled with possibilities.
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By Linda Waggener
Downtown Columbia, with its multitude of start-up and expanding small businesses, is right on trend nationally according to the article at this link about how small businesses across America are saving downtowns.
Many of these businesses will be staying open until 9pmCT this coming Friday night, August 10, 2018, in an effort to attract shoppers who need convenient hours to see what is being developed locally. Their theme is 'To the Nines.'
The evening before this event, at 6pmCT Thursday, August 9, 2018, in Lindsey's Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY, the Columbia/Adair Economic Development Authority (EDA) will share marketing information and ideas learned at the Retail Academy earier this year to help local entrapreneurs.
Small business support will be the topic of speaker Luke Ramsay, Economic Development Extension Specialist with the Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK), at the August 14, 2018 Columbia/Adair Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:30amCT at Lindsey Wilson's Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive. To glimpse a bit of what he will be sharing, click here to read some of his suggestions on how to support entrepreneurs.
As a City Council member, I continuosly study possibilities that can add jobs in Columbia, and research ideas to improve historic downtown. This month's opportunities to focus on jobs and small business development are all for the public, all filled with possibilities. For more information, or to add information about any of these or other related events, just click 'contact' or 'comment' below and email us directly.
This story was posted on 2018-08-04 23:03:28
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