Put your ideas to work! If you are a local entrepreneur that is looking to take the next step this event is for you.
Willits Economic Localization, the Willits Chamber of Commerce and the City of Willits are hosting a local Business Fair, February 10th, 2013 4pm- 6pm at Willits City Hall.
Attendees will hear short presentations including:
*** WELL’s new "Pay it Forward" program. This revolving loan account allows donors to contribute specifically to support local business and for local ventures to receive capital.
*** Hear about a local success story, Oru Kayaks. This company had an original idea, developed it into a solid business plan and funded the project using Kickstarter (an online crowd funding site).
***West Company, EDFC and Mendo Lake Credit Union will be on hand to describe their business assistance programs and to share what resources are available.
*** Learn about the Women in Business group that is networking while sharing skills and business training.
*** Find a space to launch your dream company. Coldwell Banker will be on hand to outline available commercial and industrial properties.
The second part of the program will be the three minute business pitch. If you have an idea that you want to share, either to gain interest, funding or employees, this is your chance. Participants will be given the opportunity to briefly describe their vision or existing business.
Meanwhile, the Community Center will feature the Business Showcase. Speakers who are presenting at the Business Fair will be welcomed to have an informational table. This room will allow for networking and discussion.
Also in the Community Center will be informational posters with potential ventures that have been brain-stormed at prior WELL events. Perhaps you have the time and energy to get one of these needed services off the ground.
This Business Fair seeks to be the spark that ignites local job development in the 95490 area. We understand that a vibrant community comes from residents who are fulfilled in their professional lives. We are also supporting ventures and companies that meet the triple bottom line: Good for people, planet and profit.
Please join us February 10th for more information, or to schedule a presentation contact: Holly Madrigal 459-0447