Kennedy Turner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/01/16
Blueprint Events, LLC
Business Walk will Survey the Businesses on the Northside of Madison
Up to 200 Businesses in Three Hours
On September 8th, between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., teams of local business and civic leaders will take part in a walking tour (Business Walk) of the Northside – Madison business community. A Business Walk is an economic development initiative that, in a short amount of time, allows local leaders to get the pulse of how their business community is doing. The goal of the Northside Business Walk is to help create a unified voice, build a stronger relationship between the business community and local government, as well as, target and assist companies at risk to help foster a more prosperous business climate.
During this half-day blitz, teams made up of city, Northside leaders and small business supporters will visit up to 200 businesses. A Business Walk gathers responses from business owners and managers asking them how business is, what do they like about doing business on the Northside, and what can be done to improve doing business on the Northside. Businesses will also be asked if their business will be affected by the closing of Oscar Mayer.
The survey responses help to generate a simple, easy-to-read report that decision makers can use to help strengthen their local business community. This program will then be a model for other Business Walks around Madison and other parts of the state.
Date: September 8th, 2016
Start Location: The Esquire Club - 1025 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Day of Timeline:
7:30 a.m. - Registration/Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Mayor, Paul Soglin & Program Training
9:00 – 12:00 p.m. - Business Walk (Business Visits)
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch/Debrief Discussion
Presented By: City of Madison & Madison Gas and Electric
About Blueprint Events, LLC: Blueprint Events is located in Madison, WI. We specialize in business and corporate event planning throughout Wisconsin. The Community Blueprint Series – “Business Walk” is an international award winning economic development program that was developed by Kennedy Turner and the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.