Monday, November 30, 2009

Retail Target Marketing for Existing Businesses is a one and a half hour presentation that uses competitive marketing information to assist existing community retailers and other small businesses to gain a better understanding of their specific trade area market and how to reach their potential customer base. Information covered includes: key demographics, retail opportunity gaps, retail demand growth and household lifestyle segmentation data. Specific information will also be provided about technology-based marketing solutions.

Specific topics include:
• What is my trade area?
• What are the opportunities in my trade area?
• How does this information impact my product/service mix?
• Can this trade area really support my business?
• What are the largest lifestyle segments and how might I use that information?
• How do I market to the households in my trade area?

Who Should Attend: Existing Business Owners, Potential New Business Owners, Community Leaders, Economic Developers

Where: Lewisburg Recreation Center – Conference Room

When: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 – 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

RSVP: Contact Greg Lowe at glowe@ctyoflew.com or call (931) 359-1544

Contact (name) at (email address) or (phone) and provide the number and names of the people who will attend by November 30, 2009.
Best Little Christmas Ever
Beginning on Friday Dec. 4th and going through Saturday.

A live nativity at the First Presbyterian Church, with carolers. Have dinner in the Presbyterian Church by Jon Fineley of Starlight Cafe, and then catc the Dixie Christmas Performance.

Carriage rides will begin at 7:00 on the square where you can trot on up to A Victorian Melody's for their open house and refreshments.

Frosty and Rudolph will be making an appearance for all the children to enjoy.

On Saturday Dec. 5th, the children can enjoy Story Time with Frosty and Rudolph at 11:00 at A Victorian Meloday on the front porch, and then go have their picture made with Santa at the Chamber of Commerce building located just off the square. Just follow the reindeer hoof prints from the square.

The crowning of our festival Queen- Imogene Ledford, will be held in the Dixie at 1:00.

The Marshall County Art Guild will be set up in the Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church showing and selling some of their fine artwork.

At 2:00 the parade will be coming through town and the activities will continue for the children on the square.

At 6:00, Tracy Hargrove will be performing his Christmas music from the porch of A Victorian Melody.

The carriage rides will begin again at 7:00 on the square.

And of course we predict SNOW, SNOW, SNOW!!!
Updated Marshall County Happenings http://ping.fm/rUJ8O*4Lvg

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Economic Perception http://ping.fm/6sAhA
Rotary Christmas Parade to Celebrate “Christmas Memories”

One of the great traditions of the holiday season returns this year with the Lewisburg Rotary Club Christmas Parade.
This year’s theme for the Lewisburg Rotary Club Christmas Parade will be “Christmas Memories” and all entries will display their favorite variations on that theme to make for yet another wonderful Christmas parade.
“This is not a fundraiser for Rotary,” said Parade Chair Peggy Hubbard. “This is just one of the many public service events the Lewisburg Rotary Club provides to the community and it is certainly on the year’s favorites.”
The parade is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on December 5, 2009 starting at the usual parade route from Tiger Boulevard, East onto West Commerce toward the Lewisburg Square. A slight change in the parade route will take place on the square with wheeled vehicles continuing straight onto East Commerce and all floats turning onto 1st Avenue to wind up at Rock Creek Park where parents can pick up their children. Horse riders will follow the floats passed Rock Creek Park and end up behind the Lewisburg Gas Department.
The Lewisburg Rotary Club is expected another great turnout of floats, vehicles and horse riders for this year’s event. Participants are reminded that anyone operating a motorized vehicle, including ATV’s, must have a valid driver’s license. All entries in the parade must be decorated appropriately with the theme, “Christmas Memories” and the one and only Santa Claus will make his grand appearance once again.
Everyone is invited to take part in the parade or be part of the crowd ready to enjoy the Lewisburg Rotary Club “Christmas Memories” Christmas parade on December 5, 2009 at 2 p.m.
For more information on the Lewisburg Rotary Club Christmas Parade or to reserve a spot at no charge, contact Peggy Hubbard at 359-3998.
JOIN US IN LEWISBURG, TENNESSEE DECEMBER 9TH!

TOPIC: Jobs for Tennessee Graduates
We will be discussing the Jobs for Tennessee Graduates program at
Marshall County High School & other youth programs.
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announcing...

BREAKFAST BRAINSTORMS
a monthly discussion of workforce topics by our own team of experts...
You and your guests!

Lively discussion topics over breakfast
Bring your ideas...
Bring a colleague...
Bring your morning appetite to...

Tennessee Career Center
980 S. Ellington Parkway
Lewisburg, Tennessee

8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 9th

RSVP to Patricia Lymon at 931.375.4201 or
Patricia.Lymon@sctworkforce.org by December 7th

This format allows us to discuss topics that we just never seem to have the chance to fully discuss at Board meetings, and we plan to use this format to poll your thoughts as we develop strategy on a continuing basis!

Join us when you can...we'll be looking for topic suggestions and breakfast hosts as we take this on the road in coming months!

Encourage others in your community to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Hope to see you Wednesday morning the 9th for the
Breakfast Brainstorm!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Retail Target Marketing for Existing Businesses - Free Presentation http://ping.fm/TD2VK

Monday, November 23, 2009

Retail Target Marketing for Existing Businesses


Retail Target Marketing for Existing Businesses is a FREE one- to two-hour presentation that uses competitive marketing information to assist existing community retailers and other small businesses to gain a better understanding of their specific trade area market and how to reach their potential customer base. Information covered includes: key demographics, retail opportunity gaps, retail demand growth and household lifestyle segmentation data. Specific information will also be provided about technology-based marketing solutions. Specific topics include:What is my trade area? · What are the opportunities in my trade area?· How does this information impact my product/service mix?· Can this trade area really support my business?· What are the largest lifestyle segments and how might I use that information?· How do I market to the households in my trade area? Who Should Attend: Existing Business Owners, Potential New Business Owners, Community Leaders, Economic Developers

Where: Lewisburg Recreation Center – Conference Room

When: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 – 5 p.m.

RSVP: Contact Greg Lowe at glowe@ctyoflew.com or call (931) 359-1544

Contact (name) at (email address) or (phone) and provide the number and names of the people who will attend by November 30, 2009.

TVA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

For more information about TVA Economic Development, please visit TVAed.com
Updated Marshall County Happenings Calendar of Events - Click Link http://ping.fm/2VgnH

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Betsy Shelton Named Lewisburg Rotary Volunteer of the Year and Waverly Duning Named Lewisburg Rotary Citizen of the Year!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Update Marshall County Calendar of Events http://ping.fm/SxcWC
Great Day on the Greenway at Rock Creek Park. Lots of people enjoying the sun, picnics and walking the greenway. What an Asset to Lewisburg!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Lewisburg Rotary Club just named MCHS Guidance Counselor Ginger Tepedino as the 2009 Expert in Her Field Recipient.