Small Business Council
Small businesses are important to the Paducah Chamber with about two/thirds of our members employing 25 employees or less. The Chamber has as an initiative in our Strategic Plan to strengthen our partnership with small businesses by providing statistical data, celebrations, recognition, seminars, and establishing an advisory group.
In May 2015, the Chamber’s Power in Partnership Breakfast featured a “Spotlight on Small Businesses.” The program included a panel of speakers discussing local resources available for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The panel of speakers included: Scott Darnell, President/CEO, Paducah Economic Development; Jim Pape, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, West Kentucky Community and Technical College; Melinda Winchester, Downtown Development Specialist and Main Street Director, City of Paducah; and Chris Wooldridge, District Director, Kentucky Small Business Development.
Additionally the names of three local businesses were drawn from those submitting their summaries during a segment to feature the businesses and their products and services. They included Supply Solutions, Rob’s Cleaning Company and Cook’s Computer Solutions. Businesses are asked to submit a 75 word summary about their business. The submitted summaries were compiled into a document for distribution to attendees at the breakfast and posted on the Chamber’s website and Facebook.
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