Beloit at 11:30 AM
Building a Sustainable Downtown Business
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
Beloit at 4:30 PM
Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs: Life & Business After Service
Are you a veteran business owner, or a veteran interested in entrepreneurship? Join us at Irontek to learn about the resources available to veteran entrepreneurs, tips for transitioning your skills into a business venture, and how to market your veteran-owned business. Speakers include:
Josh Bowers: Owner & Founder, Bowers Grassfed Beef
Michael Olmsted - Owner and Founder, Olmsted Group LL
David Bynum - Owner & Founder, Party Inventory
Drinks and food will be provided.
The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP! You do not need to be a veteran to attend.