Beloit at 11:30 AM

Building a Sustainable Downtown Business


Date & Time
Tue, Nov 6, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Ironworks Campus Beloit
645 Third Street
Beloit, WI 53511
As the heart of a city, a thriving downtown is essential for any Main Street community. Downtown Beloit has undergone a remarkable transformation over the last few years and is becoming more of a destination every day. Join us for lunch and hear from a panel of business coaching professionals and downtown business owners who will be sharing their experiences and best practices for growing a sustainable business in an ever-changing downtown market.

Speakers will each present have 10-15 minutes to present, followed by a panel discussion.

Speakers & perspectives:

Community Service, Commununity Involvement & Marketing with Events: Betsy Schmiechen, The Village Gallery & Custom Framing

Overcoming the Beloit Perception: Jayme Braatz, Merrill & Houston's Steak Joint

Five Cost-Effective Investments Businesses can Make for the Future: Errin Welty, Wisconsin Main Street

Trends in Consumer Behavior Impacting Main Street: Lyn Falk, Retailworks

Where’s the Money? Financing Your Business: Julann Jatczak, WWBIC

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About Beloit
A river city once forged in heavy industrial manufacturing, Beloit is reinventing itself as an entrepreneurial hub for young professionals and high-growth startup companies. With a convenient location on the Wisconsin-Illinois border, beautiful renovations to a historic downtown, and multi-million dollar industrial redevelopments, the city is an attractive location with a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Wisconsin Startup Week will provide opportunities for engagement with the startup community and the chance to learn from a variety of local success stories, all of whom are contributing to the revitalization of this innovative community.
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