The How Behind The Wow! Creating Stellar Stores



Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Ave, Walsenburg, 81089

Event Description

Empowering Local Businesses: Seminar on Creating Eye-Catching and Compelling Stores is Coming to Walsenburg, CO
Walsenburg, CO - February 13, 2024
In an effort to bolster the success of local businesses across Huerfano County, Wheelhouse Incubator and Makerspace is proud to announce a comprehensive seminar on retail best practices scheduled for February 13th, 2024, in Walsenburg, CO. The event aims to educate and empower local merchants to enhance their businesses through effective presentation, visual merchandising and strategies to create memorable shoppable spaces.
Event Details:
● What: “The How Behind the Wow! Creating Stellar Stores” Seminar
● When: February 13th, 2024, from 2:00-4:00 PM
● Where: Huerfano County Community Center, 928 Russell Street, Walsenburg, CO. 81089

Join us for an engaging and informative 2-hour seminar, free of charge and open to all retailers and potential retailers. This exclusive event is tailored for a diverse audience, including restaurateurs, manufacturers, building owners, representatives from the public sector, and individuals keen on shaping the future of downtowns, fostering growth in the tourism sector, and gaining insights into rental property dynamics.
Local businesses looking to evaluate and enhance their physical environments are encouraged to attend. The seminar promises to provide actionable insights and strategies for increased customer enjoyment, loyalty, and sales:
“You helped me rethink my space and how to use my fixtures in ways that hadn’t occurred to me. My customers noticed and liked your ideas and so did I. It was refreshing to speak with someone that thinks like an owner and bounce ideas off of. I also used your ideas on the outside of my store and love how things turned out.” Kristen Ling, owner A Framer’s Touch, Forest Grove, OR
The presenters, Frontdoor Back Retail Store Design, national experts with extensive experience in rural communities, will share insights tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities of Huerfano County. This exceptional opportunity is being brought free of charge by the Huerfano County Economic Development, Inc Wheelhouse Incubator and Makerspace initiative, with the support of Huerfano County public officials, for the purpose of strengthening the local economy and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses to launch, grow, and develop.
“This event signifies the commencement of the Wheelhouse retail initiative,” said Thea Chase, Founder & CEO at AccompanyCo and Wheelhouse Interim Business Incubator Manager. Currently serving 8 clients, “the Wheelhouse aims to expand its reach to a minimum of 24, offering crucial connections, networking opportunities, and access to experts for all small businesses in Huerfano County,” she said. Attendees are urged to explore incubator services and establish connections with the Wheelhouse for sustained support.
Whether you're a seasoned business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur, or a community stakeholder, this seminar offers valuable perspectives and strategies to elevate your presence in the vibrant landscape of rural communities. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and explore the endless possibilities that lie ahead for your business and the Huerfano County community.
Seize the opportunity to transform your business! Reserve your spot for 'The How Behind the Wow! Creating Stellar Stores' seminar on February 13th, 2024, from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Huerfano County Community Center in Walsenburg, CO. Don't miss out on this chance to gain actionable insights, network with industry experts, and elevate your business to new heights.
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Transform your business journey – register now and be a part of shaping the future of retail excellence in Huerfano County!

The Wheelhouse is an initiative of Huerfano County Economic Development, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and is funded by a grant through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) American Rescue Plan.



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Wheelhouse Incubator and Makerspace


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