Have you heard of “Small Business Saturday”? It is an effort all across the United States to help people find the value in shopping local. This day is the counter offer to “Black Friday” when big box stores offer incredible deals the day after Thanksgiving. The “Small Business Saturday” movement honors local business owners and encourages local shopping
Last week, I was visiting with a business owner about hiring a new full-time employee and taking advantage of our employee recruitment program. This business is matching $1000 for recruitment funds to help attract and retain a new employee to our area. This new employee will get $2000 for working in Hand County for a year. This whole conversation really got me thinking that I need to remind businesses about the programs that we offer at On Hand for any business in Hand County.
I had a call last week with a mentor and we got to talking about the divide not only in our country but in our small rural communities. She said something to me that really got my wheels turning, “Do you think all of the negative ads on tv and political drama have made people more negative and do you think if we changed the narrative, that might help our entire community?” YES YES YES!!!
On Hand Development Corporation is gearing up for our upcoming Strategic Planning Session and we are looking for ideas to make our community a better place to live, work and play. We start the night off with what I like to call the “Wall of Wonder!” The Wall of Wonder is a visual list of all of the wonderful things that came out of our community from the past year.