The Texoma Council of Governments wants to help local business owners develop plans to get through tough times.
Next week, the agency will host a series of free workshops on economic recovery and resilience.
The program will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on February 22 at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom, 405 Rusk Street, Sherman. To reserve a seat at the event, go to TexomaTalks.com
A press release sent out by TCOG about the event said the purpose of the series is to “present four ways to increase regional resilience and build a stronger regional economy.” Each topic is based on recommendations from the Economic Disaster Mitigation Plan. The series is for “anyone who wants to create a thriving business environment throughout the TCOG region, including business owners, city/county officials, planners, economic development professionals, financial institutions, institutions of higher education, other business support leaders and associated non-profit organizations”.
The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a pre-networking session that will include light breakfast snacks.
Then, at 8:35 a.m., TCOG Executive Director Eric Bridges will offer an introduction.
At 8:50 a.m., Kevin Shepherd, Founder of Verdunity of Dallas, will deliver the session Financial Health Creates Wealth: Decisions Today That Build Long-Term Strength.
At 9:55 a.m., David Summers will present “Small Business Power: Creating a Thriving Small Business Ecosystem.”
At 11 a.m., Ryan Short will feature Branding Sells: Make Business, Place, Community & Region Worth a Visit.
At 12:05 p.m., lunch will be offered with the presentation Making Projects Possible: Putting Financial Tools and Resources to Work by Tony Allender and Naina Magon of Howes Hill & Associates Charlene Heydinger, Texas PACE Authority.
At 2:10 p.m., Bridges will deliver closing remarks.
The moderators of the event will be William Myers, vice president of development for the Denison Development Alliance and the Denison Industrial Foundation, Audrey Schrayer, executive director of the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation, and Kent Sharp, president of the Sherman Economic Development Corporation. .