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Supporting Rural Entrepreneurs and Communities Through Connections, Business Supports, and Programming
Throughout 2022 and 2023, Innovation Outposts powered by Libro Credit Union are being set up across Essex County and Chatham-Kent, using business and community spaces to connect the people behind local startups and businesses. The program will host regular events and support business development through education and better links to other support groups and programs.
The following Innovation Outposts have been selected for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Each location will host events throughout the year.
By the numbers, Innovation Outposts aim to:
• connect more than 250+ entrepreneurs
• support 250+ entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial training
• support 12+ regional businesses annually via space rental, catering, and more
• and host 10 events annually across Essex County and Chatham-Kent
Chatham Outpost Event
Thursday, September 22nd | 6PM
Turns & Tales | 213 King St W, Chatham
Join us, along with Libro Credit Union in partnership with Chatham-Kent Economic Development for Turns & Tales: Building Social Media Strategy. During this event, we will focus on what works, what doesn’t, tips and tricks, understanding useful metrics, platform selection and much more! Our hope by the end of this event is that entrepreneurs can connect and realize they are not without support and others surrounding them in the digital wilderness that is social media.
At each of our Innovation Outpost events, we invite attendees to fill out an OUTPOSTcard with their advice, tips, and shout-outs to other local entrepreneurs and small business owners. Once completed, they’d then then pop them into our Outpost Mailbox before they leave.
After each event, we scan each of the completed OUTPOSTcards, share them here for all to see and then mail them out to past Outpost event attendees as a fun surprise! (who doesn’t like getting mail?!)
You can browse the current OUTPOSTcards below (click the images to expand on desktop, or swipe on mobile to slide through), and if you see some that you like, feel free to download them for yourself! Don’t forget to share them on social media using #OUTPOSTcards to help spread the word! Check back after each event to see the newest mail!
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