small business

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. 

WMWO Chamber Announces Small Business Award Winners

May 9, 2017
courtesy / WMWO Chamber

The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its Fourth Annual Small Business Awards.

Award winners were announced at a Small Business Awards breakfast held May 4 at the West Monroe Convention Center. The awards program was held in celebration of National Small Business Week, celebrated around the country May 1-5, 2017. This year's Small Business Awards were presented by Glenwood Regional Medical Center. Awards were presented in six different categories.

Engaging Millenials Key to Business Success

May 18, 2016
Louisiana Small Business Development Center

As the old saying goes: If you want to connect with people, then you have to go to where they are.

Today's customers are online more and more. The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana Monroe hosted a seminar to help businesses connect with millennials on Wednesday, May 18.

Owning and operating a small business can be challenging. In an effort to both help local businesses navigate these challenges and to celebrate Small Business Week, the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of commerce is teaming up with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. 

The two organizations are offering information, workshops, and resources to open to nearly 7,000 local business owners throughout the month of May.