BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS JOIN FORCES TO EMPOWER LOCAL MERCHANTS

Date: September 15, 2015

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS JOIN FORCES TO EMPOWER LOCAL MERCHANTS

DANVILLE (September 15, 2015):
Today the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is joining forces
with the Danville Chamber of Commerce to discuss the impact that Walmart has on
a community. From law makers to small business owners, Danville County
residents need to be aware that the impending resurrection of a new store will
directly influence the surrounding area.

 

“The impact that building a
Walmart will have on Danville cannot be underestimated.  Small business
owners in the area have expressed fear that they will have difficulty competing
on multiple levels. When members are this concerned over an issue, it is our
responsibility to arm them with as much information as they need, and we plan
on doing just that next week,” Said NFIB Indiana State Director, Barbara
Quandt. “Our goal is to educate small business owners on the direct economic
impact that Walmart’s presence will have as well as offer tips on strengthening
marketing strategies and keeping out of the shadow that so many Walmart’s have
cast over small businesses.”

 

Presenting at Danville Town Hall
on September 22nd will be Dr. Michael Hicks, Director of the Bureau of Business
Research and Associate Professor at Ball State University and Tammy Rimer,
President of Elembent212. Dr. Hicks will address the economic consequences to
Walmart’s existence in Danville while Mr(s.) Rimer will offer plausible
solutions for small businesses to become increasingly more competitive in the
new environment.

 

“We certainly encourage anyone
with concerns to join us at 6:30 next Tuesday. Although little public attention
was received in the early phases of this project, now that they are beginning
to build, there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty in Danville. Our aim is
to focus on preparation so that when they finally do open their doors, small
business is ready to compete. After next week’s program, we are confident that
more proprietors will have the tools to feel secure,” Concluded Quandt.

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