Retail Blooms at Spring 2007 Neighborhood Retail Summit
Boundless energy and creativity may be found in the small shops and local restaurants throughout the District of Columbia. The character of many of our neighborhoods is often defined by these local businesses. But keeping up with the demands and desires of residents, workers and tourists is fraught with both reward and risk. In this fast-growing–and even faster changing–economy, entrepreneurs need access to available resources that will strengthen the vitality and enhance the sustainability of their businesses. The Washington, DC Economic Partnership answers this call by bringing together business owners and public and private sector partners twice each year at the Neighborhood Retail Summit series.
Now in its third year, the Economic Partnership’s retail summit series has been designed to serve the needs of small, local and independent business owners. Essential information about the opportunities for opening and growing retail stores and restaurants in the District of Columbia is provided by leading public and private sector partners. More importantly, these summits offer a forum for sharing the collected wisdom and experiences of the participants. At all stages of the business cycle—whether bringing to market new stores and concepts, surviving the tough times, or growing and expanding existing businesses—the Neighborhood Retail Summit series focuses on the issues that matter to the retail business community.
The Spring 2007 Neighborhood Retail Summit will take place on Tuesday, March 20. Top local retailers will offer testimonials on the challenges and rewards of starting, sustaining and expanding their businesses in the District of Columbia. Following the program, three different bus tours of emerging neighborhoods across the city will showcase new and existing retail and restaurant opportunity sites. Each tour will feature expert commentary from city planners and representatives of neighborhood partner organizations. If you or someone you know owns a retail business or restaurant and is considering expansion, or if you are ready to open a new retail business in the District of Columbia, then register today for the Spring 2007 Neighborhood Retail Summit at www.wdcep.com. Space is limited, so be certain to reserve a seat and select a bus tour today.
The Washington, DC Economic Partnership is committed to supporting and sustaining local entrepreneurs and encouraging the growth and diversity of neighborhood business districts. Working together, we are revitalizing the District of Columbia into a world-class shopping and dining destination!