What is the value of shopping with local merchants this holiday season? Join 90.3 KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World  to find out.  Our "LIVE" public forum will feature leaders from business and government answering you questions about how to compete against internet and catalog sales and what that can mean for our local economy. 

The event will be held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. Policy and a Pint will begin at 5:30 pm with a meet and greet for our listeners. The radio discussion begins at 6 p.m. 

The Impact And Importance Of Small Business Saturday

Oct 27, 2015
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The Saturday following Thanksgiving has become known as "Small Business Saturday."  American Express started the campaign in 2010 to focus consumer awareness of local retail and service-oriented business.   LSBDC's Barry Parker explains how the event can strengthen consumer ties to businesses they may not normally think of during the holiday season. 


A business expo for small business owners and entrepreneurs provides the chance to gain information on various services and network with other local business people.

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center hosts the expo on Saturday at the Monroe Convention Center.  LSBDC Communications Specialist DeRon Talley says the event provides answers on an array of topics.