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Brady Deaton, business developer at Paul David Restoration in Tulsa (left), and McKenzie Dildy, director of development for Arubah Community Clinic in Collinsville, met at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Tuesday morning. ART HADDAWAY/Owasso Reporter

Brady Deaton and McKenzie Dildy may live in different parts of Tulsa County, but they have Owasso to thank for their newfound friendship.

Deaton, business developer at Paul David Restoration in Tulsa, and Dildy, director of development for Arubah Community Clinic in Collinsville, met at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Tuesday morning.

The two were among over a dozen local business leaders to convene at Prosperity Bank off of 96th Street as part of the bimonthly event, with Tuesday serving as the Chamber’s first gathering since March due to COVID-19.

It was also Deaton’s and Dildy’s first time attending a Business Over Breakfast in Owasso, which gave them an

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VALDOSTA – National Small Business Week observances were held recently after being put on hold in May due to COVID-19. 

“The prolonged wait made it even sweeter to recognize our local, small businesses that are the backbone of the community,” according to a statement from the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.

The Valdosta-Lowndes chamber participated in the week Sept. 22-24.

“It is more important now than ever to support small business in any way we can,” said Betty Morgan, chamber vice president for business development. “We wanted to create an easy way to show the community how they could get involved and make a difference.”

The chamber pushed one initiative each day of the celebration to promote small business support: purchasing gift cards, social media recognition and paying it forward.

Chamber representatives popped in various businesses to learn about gift card availability and take photos. Businesses were invited to submit

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When Chris Lamont took over the reins as NSW Small Business Commissioner on June 15 it was the realisation of something he had been aiming to achieve. The former Illawarra Business Chamber executive director knows how important small business is to the NSW and national economy. Which was also highlighted in the federal budget this week with job creation identified as the greatest priority to get Australia through the COVID-19 pandemic. That occurring at the start of Small Business Month is a chance for Mr Lamont to drive the point home and encourage all small businesses to take advantage of all the assistance that can help them during this challenging time. And is one of the reasons he wants to attend the Illawarra Business Awards next week to celebrate their resilience,

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NORWALK — The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce is holding a small business development academy.

This free program will teach participants

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A redeveloped Milwaukee building that will provide co-working space and the new offices for the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin is getting a state grant as it prepares for a January grand opening.

a store in a brick building: Work on the Chris Abele Legacy Co-Working and Innovation Space, 1920 N. King Drive, will be done by year's end.

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Work on the Chris Abele Legacy Co-Working and Innovation Space, 1920 N. King Drive, will be done by year’s end.

The Chris Abele Legacy Co-Working and Innovation Space, 1920 N. King Drive, is receiving a $144,400 grant provided through Milwaukee County by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., state and local officials announced Friday.


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Renovations at the two-story, 4,000-square-foot building, which includes a former storefront, started in 2019.

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The chamber will move its offices there from 633 W. Wisconsin Ave. in December, with a grand opening planned for January, said President and Chief Executive Officer Ossie Kendrix.


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Tuesday, September 22nd 2020, 3:47 pm

By: Mallory Thomas

TULSA, Okla. –

Tulsa small business owners are struggling during the pandemic, so the Tulsa Regional Chamber is working to help them succeed.

The Tulsa Regional Chamber’s annual small business summit was held virtually instead of in-person Tuesday.

The chamber said it’s important to bring small businesses together to share ideas to keep their businesses and Tulsa’s economy running in a time of uncertainty.

“We make up a very large percentage of the businesses in Tulsa in general and same within the Tulsa chamber,” said Weldon Bowman, Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Small Business Connection Chairman. “I think the statistics run anywhere from 70% to 80% of the businesses associated with the chamber are small businesses so it’s very, very important for small businesses to remain relevant.”

More than 300 Tulsa area business owners and their employees discussed many topics, including how to

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BUFFALO GROVE, IL — At a time often filled with cynicism in the business world due to the coronavirus pandemic, especially on the local level, Adriane Johnson remains optimistic. The president of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is drawing plenty of positivity from other area business owners.

“Overall, the vibe of our [Chamber] members is hope, continuous improvement, pivoting and innovation,” said Johnson, who founded Populus XP, LLCout of Riverwoods, in 2006. “Our members are resilient and are demonstrating the power of American ingenuity.”

The Chamber was formed in 2014 following a merger between the Buffalo Grove Area Chamber of Commerce (founded in 1972) and the Greater Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce (1973). It is headquartered at 50 1/2 Raupp Blvd. in Buffalo Grove.

“Our members have pivoted in the pandemic and have embraced technology platforms like Zoom, to support the new virtual workforce and new way of doing

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LBI Region, NJ – This year the Southern Ocean County Chamber joins the US Small Business Administration in celebrating National Small Business online with a series of virtual conferences running from Tuesday, September 22 at 1 pm through Thursday, September 24. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover, contributing to a stronger economy.

The conference line up includes Pride in America’s Small Businesses, educational presentations, panel discussions that help both new and existing businesses to recover and innovate. Presentations also include Opening ceremony, SBA’s Veteran Resources, networking with other business owners and industry experts.

The 106 year business organization encourages all to find out more details and registration information for this free online conference on https://www.sba.gov/NSBW . 

 For more information on the Southern Ocean County Chamber of

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The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 19th annual Community Golf Tournament on Oct. 22 at The Battleground Golf Course. The tournament is the

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Entrepreneurial Academy at the Greenhouse in St. Pete isn’t a new program. But, COVID-19 is giving the skills students learn during the ten-week program new meaning.

The Greenhouse in St. Pete is run by the chamber of commerce to give small businesses the resources and tools they need to be prosperous.

“We are literally the front door for all things small business in St Petersburg,” Kim Vogel, Co-Manager of the Greenhouse said. “We are here to help businesses start, to grow, and to thrive. We are bringing in the best and the brightest from the community of St Petersburg and making sure that these people have the resources they need to be a successful business.”

Because of COVID-19, both cohorts this year have been virtual. The last class to attend the seminar was in the Fall of 2019. But, Vogel said businesses still have to

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