Think of your local community as a single, large living organism, a body. Each business in this community plays a vital role in tune with every other organization to keep the body alive and well. Although healthy competition is no stranger to the environment as they compete for resources, they are all still a part of the make-up of the community. In order to thrive, the community needs the circulation of economy, and it is the citizens that make up the lifeblood that is so important to keep within the body. When we fall and scrape our arm or our leg, we don’t let the blood flow freely out of our bodies, we try to stop the flow and we do whatever we can to lose the least amount of blood possible. Likewise, in a community such as our own, we work together to keep people, money, and business in the community, because if we bleed out too much then our body starts to fail, and we do what we can to attract new people, businesses, and opportunities so that we can flourish. In the same analogy, the Chamber of Commerce is the beating heart of any community. It is the job of the Chamber to pump the lifeblood throughout the community and give life to each of its members keeping the community and small business alive; this is done in a variety of ways.
The life of an entrepreneur is a series of constant rejection, red tape, high barriers to entry, and lack of support. However, the life of an entrepreneur can also be exhilarating, engaging, community-supported, and establish you as a strong member of the community. No one says that being an entrepreneur is easy, the resources available to entrepreneurs in Kansas, and especially in the Salina area, are meant to assist entrepreneurs and support them all the way up until the grand opening and beyond. On Thursday, September 15th, the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Lender’s Luncheon for the lending members of the Chamber of Commerce. Listed below are few of the resources that were presented that are available to entrepreneurs in Kanas and the Salina area.
Our children are quite literally, and figuratively, our future, so it only makes sense that the education that they receive during the most developmental stages of their lives is no less than exceptional. Our kids deserve to not only being taught the basics of math, science, language, government, and every other subject that is necessary in turning their young minds into prospering young adults, but also teaching them how to learn for themselves, how to develop their own intellect, and how to construct their own educated opinions...