Small Business Week recognizes and celebrates the important role small businesses play in creating jobs and wealth in the United States. In Bartholomew County alone, there are 3,304 small businesses. In honor of Small Business Week, the Chamber is offering special programs designed to help small businesses grow. To see all of the workshops, click here.
Marketing Your Services/Products to Local, State and Federal Government
Wednesday, May 5th
at 11:00 am
Andy Alexander is an expert on how to market your business services/products to local, state and federal governments. He has helped dozens of area businesses. He will help you determine how to access town, city, county, state, and federal government websites to seek their vendor registration process and bid opportunities. And, he will help you walk through the process.
This will be presented by Andy Alexander, Procurement Specialist, IEDC PTAC Program.
Two Bartholomew County students received top honors at the regional Innovate WithIN business pitch competition, sponsored by Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Emma Folz of The Paper Rose placed second. Trey Nebergall of Aspire Groupwon first place and willgo on to represent Region 4 at the state finals of the statewide Innovate WithIN competition.
Trey will compete for $10,000 in seed funding, $10,000 in tuition to any Indiana college, and additional prizes worth $5,000.
Don't miss it! Only a few foursomes remain for our annual golf outing. By participating in this Chamber tradition, you'll be supporting the business development efforts in Columbus. Presenting Sponsor: Heath Johnson, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Expand your network and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Open to all Chamber members. If golf isn't your thingjoin us for the Awards Presentation and After Hours at 5:00 outside on the Otter Creek patio! After Hours Sponsor: Agresta Storms & O'Leary
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Creating and Enhancing Your Online Store
Tuesday, May 4th
9:00 am on Zoom
In celebration of Small Business Month AND Star Wars Day on May 4th,
TD Advertising and Boutique Elise will host a presentation, regarding how to set up your local Rebel online store to battle the Empire of Online Shopping - Darth Amazon.
Join Todd Dickerson, Katia Hatter and Rene Nehrt as they discuss everything from websites to packaging and shipping, and how to ensure your customers have the best online shopping experience. Join us for a fun presentation!
Velocities will host a webinar, Pitch Strong, featuring Startup Studio! This will take place on May 5 from 2-3 pm. The Pitch Strong webinar is designed to provide a framework of what needs to be included in a pitch to investors in order to stand out and captivate their attention, as well as discuss tips for presenting. This program is offered by Elevate Ventures. Learn more.