Wednesday, March 15
1:00 PM (CST)
2023 Retail Outlook
Empowering Retail Retention and Recruitment
Lacy Beasley and Scott Bialick
When you think of retail, what comes to mind? The local coffee shop downtown or a national chain where you like to shop? What is the difference between a local retail business and a national brand? Lacy Beasley will cover national trends in retail real estate and address the different approaches to national retail recruitment vs. local downtown revitalization. Rural communities need both national and local retailers. This complimentary webinar will highlight success stories where local stakeholders made a difference in retail retention and recruitment by using strategic partnerships.
Electric cooperatives, such as Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, have another powerful resource to help support and promote their local business community: the free Co-op Connections member benefits program. We’ll take a look at the new and improved website and learn how you can help power a small business comeback, while saving co-op members money in the process.
Who Should Register:
Any electric co-op employee is welcome, but this topic is especially critical for those working in community outreach, key accounts or economic development roles. Local and regional economic development organizations are strongly encouraged to attend as well.