Town Hall walks businesses through finding and interpreting business data

Finding and interpreting market research and other useful business and industry data can be challenging for small-business owners. University of Nevada, Reno Extension will walk small-business owners through real-life examples of finding and interpreting data to help them with their business challenges, at its free online town hall this Wednesday.

The town hall is free, and there will be an English-language session and a Spanish-language session.  The online, interactive sessions are part of a series of online town halls and webinars for small businesses, “Coping With COVID-19,” that Extension has been offering weekly since April.

“A few months ago, we held a session where we covered the basics of how market research can help small businesses, and where they can access some data,” said Extension’s Lucas Thomas, who will lead this week’s sessions. “But, this week, we will actually walk them through the process, and address questions and challenges they

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Parts Town Ranks 20th in Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast 50”

Company recognized among fastest-growing Chicago businesses for the 8th time

Parts Town, the market-leading distributor of foodservice equipment parts, has been named as a 2020 Fast 50 honoree by Crain’s Chicago Business. Parts Town earned the 20th spot on the list, cracking the top 20 for the second year in a row.

The Fast 50 feature recognizes the fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area, based on five-year growth percentage. Parts Town received its rank by reporting more than $719 million in revenue in 2019, a 496% increase from 2014.

“Making the Fast 50 list for the eighth time is an incredible honor. Our sustained growth is driven by an amazing team that is committed to serving our customers and manufacturers with excellence every single day,” said Steve Snower, Chief Enthusiasm Officer, aka CEO, of Parts Town. “Right now, we are focused on the health and safety of our team members

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VB, Central Business District Association install sidewalk chalk around Town Center

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Central Business District Association partnered up with three local artists to create 10 sidewalk chalk art murals in Town Center.

The theme of the initiative is to infuse hope and positivity in the community through pop-up chalk art installations.

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind,” is one of many quotes you’ll find displayed in the Town Center of Virginia Beach this month.

“We wanted to create small moments of hope and positivity during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Katie Caraviello, business development and community relations manager at the Town Center.

The CBDA said Caraviello presented the mural idea to the city’s Cultural Arts Department out of a desire to provide a cheerful escape to each passerby that visits Town Center.

“As you wander Town Center and discover these colorful murals and uplifting messages, simply put, we hope it brightens your day,”

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