By Caitlyn Finnegan
City leaders are ready to open the lines of communication between business owners and local government. City commissioners and staff will host a special event, “Growing Your Small Business in Gainesville: A Conversation with City Leaders,” on May 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Recreation Center.
Mayor-Elect Ed Braddy, who campaigned with a focus on helping small businesses, will help lead the event.
“Small businesses are the economic lifeblood of our community,” said Braddy in a news release. “It’s where most jobs are created and where men and women can pursue their dreams of being their own boss.”
The program will open a dialogue between small business owners and city commissioners and staff to discuss concerns with city policies as well as initiatives to help further develop the small business community. The Gainesville Chamber of Commerce will facilitate the event.
Businesses will be invited to participate in breakout sessions focused on specific areas of concerns, helping each other to brainstorm solutions to obstacles commonly faced by businesses across the community.
To RSVP for the event, visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website.