The Better Blackstone Association is excited to announce our Week of Discovering Business Opportunities for a Better Blackstone, November 16-19, 2015!

With experts from various fields of corridor revitalization, we’ll be offering a number opportunities to learn and connect with others who believe a “Better Blackstone Means a Better Fresno!”¬† Michele Reeves from CIVILIS Consulting, Paul Zykofsky and Josh Meyer from the Local Government Commission and other local experts from Fresno Community Development Financial Institution and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be facilitating workshops all week about what it will take to make the Blackstone corridor thrive as a place to invest, do business, shop, work, play and live healthy lives.

Calling ALL Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Save the date for our Wednesday, Nov. 18- Small Businesses on a Big Corridor from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Fresno City College-OAB Rm 251. National experts in corridor revitalization will share with existing Blackstone business owners and interested entrepreneurs how to increase sales and expand customer base by getting people to cross cultural boundaries. The U.S. SBA and Fresno CDFI will also share details about the excellent business and entrepreneurship training, coaching and financing available in the Fresno area.

And stay tuned for more information on our workshop Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5-7pm, Building Blocks for Economically Successful Commercial Corridors, an open discussion on what it will take from businesses and residents alike to revitalize the Blackstone Corridor! Everyone with a positive vision for Blackstone is invited! Hmong and Spanish translation will be available.

Sign up at www.betterblackstone.com/join to stay up to date on all the activities for this exciting Week of Opportunities!

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