Managers discuss economic implications of Wal-Mart opening

April 3, 2012 by  

Although the chamber has put together a well-rounded calendar of events, there’s a lot to look forward to with the East Chapter Lunch and the Survive & Thrive! Breakfast scheduled to take place within the next few weeks.

The activities begin on April 11th with the next Survive & Thrive! Breakfast. Presented by Lynn Douthett of the Small Business Administration (SBA), business owners are invited to attend this meet-up for “Access to Capital: Financing for Growing Business”. As the first part in SBA’s Access to Capital series, this presentation is going to be talking about funding in general while providing advice on how SBA can help entrepreneurs finance their companies.

As most can well imagine, a corporate giant can’t settle into an area without causing some sort of a ripple effect within the community. This goes doubly so for a major retailer like Wal-Mart. Managers of this line don’t usually have to do much more than put up a bit of poster printing or in some cases send out a flyer printing campaign to get customers coming in droves.

With a new Wal-Mart opening on Independence Boulevard, it goes without saying that there will be an impact felt within the community. During the East Chapter Lunch on the 17th, Charlotte-based professionals and entrepreneurs will be able to hear from Rodney Hatley, the store manager for the Independence Wal-Mart, and Richard Hinkebein, Charlotte Wal-Mart Market Manager, about what this new development means locally. Going from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the VanLandingham Estate, this is going to be nothing less than a productive lunch hour.

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