Thank you to the Pickle Lounge for hosting the Chamber’s monthly luncheon. Also thanks to our special guest speaker; Colton Bickel with Blackford County Economic Development and all the information you provided.
Blackford County Economic Development
Are you wondering who is running for office here in Hartford City? Come meet them and hear about what office they are running for.
Congratulations to Bernie Sones, she was nominated as 2018 Citizen of the Year! Also, Linda Wallace received the Henderson Award/Teacher of the Year. Thank you to Meleah Robertson for serving as the Chamber’s President and welcome Melanie Parker as our new president.
Join Hi-Way 3 Hardware Store and the community on 4-7-19 as they begin their Sunday business hours. This is very exciting as well as a better opportunity to shop locally.
They will have snacks and drinks, be sure to stop in sometime between 10-4 pm
Thank you to Grace United Methodist Church for hosting our monthly luncheon. We had a delicious meal and three wonderful speakers. Ron Branson, Pastor of Grace Methodist Church. Kay Schrope, Imagination Library, and Peggy Cenova with Indiana Small Business Development Center. Peggy shared some very useful information for small business owners. I have posted some of that information below.
Thank you all for coming and being such a huge support system in our community.
The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center helps businesses Start, Grow, and Flourish in Blackford County. We do this by offering:
· Confidential, One-on-One, Business Consulting
· Market Research
· Financial Diagnostics/Benchmarking
· Operations Assessments
· Business Plan Writing Assistance
· Loan Packaging Assistance
· Live Workshops and Seminars
· Strategic Planning
Statewide we prescribe to services that provide demographic information that reports information about the area where you own or propose to own a business. This data would include how many people live in the area, what the average income is in the area, and where that disposable income is spent. In addition research on the particular business category is rich with what is happening in your particular industry and what is projected for changes in that industry in the near future.
We provide business start-up advice in the form of creating pro-forma financial projections and the narrative of a business plan.
We also offer live workshops, and the next one scheduled for Blackford County is April 11th at the Economic Development office in Hartford City. It is “Don’t Be Afraid of your Numbers” and will run from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. There is no fee for the event, but pre-registration at isbdc.org is requested.
Due to weather conditions, ground breaking ceremony is rescheduled for March 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm.
Join us in welcoming our newest members to the Hartford City Chamber of Commerce, Eye Associates Group, LLC, Cannon Bruns & Murphy, LLC, Blue Collar Plumbing, and Carter’s Pest Control. We are very excited to have you on board!
More details to come!!
Thank you to all who attended the State of the City Address Luncheon, Mayor Ben, Richard’s Restaurant, all who donated goodies, and Mary Beal for writing up a great article.