(05/09/2006)

Owners and representatives of twelve businesses met May 4th at Calhoun Middle-High School to network and discuss products and services offered by their businesses.

In the absence of a Chamber of Commerce, this type of organization has proven successful in other areas.

Rick Fitzwater (left) of Calhoun Banks led the discussion. No agenda was set, but obstacles and opportunities for business in Calhoun County were discussed.

Diane Ludwig of Little Kanawha Area Development Corp. was present and discussed services offered by the economic development group.

Businesses were given the opportunity to detail products and services.

A goal of this type of organization is to promote, by word of mouth and other means, products and services of all businesses in the county.

During the next meeting, two businesses will have the opportunity to "showcase" what they offer.

Consensus of the group attending was to continue Business Connections. The next meeting will be 5:30 p.m. August 10th at Calhoun High-Middle School. Calhoun Banks sponsored this first meeting. Other businesses will be invited to sponsor future meetings at designated locations.


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