OSKALOOSA – Area entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, the self-employed, and those thinking about going into business for themselves are being invited to an event on March 8 by “The Exchange for Entrepreneurs” – a group originally formed in mid-2015 as The Exchange – Oskaloosa CoWorking. “The Exchange – A New Introduction” will be held March 8 in the meeting room on the main level at One the Green (2214 South 11th Street, Oskaloosa) starting a 6 p.m.
“The group changed its name in December after determining the primary focus was evolving into one more suited to helping build an entrepreneurial community, making sure the sharing of valuable information and resources could easily occur,” said Rob Taylor, a member of The Exchange’s Steering Committee. “Co-working isn’t off the table, but our attention and efforts since adopting our new name are to aggressively address the group’s evolution and build a plan to help area entrepreneurs.”
Part of that plan is to make sure those in Mahaska County who are contemplating starting their own business and those who may already be self-employed, are invited to the March 8 event to learn how The Exchange may be able to help. “We are currently putting together our 2016 calendar which will provide opportunities to strengthen, grow, and empower Mahaska Community’s entrepreneurs including those who may not yet have taken the leap (into self-employment),” added Taylor.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social time, followed by a short program at 6:30 which will include a time for Q&A. Attendees will be invited to purchase beverages and food items from On The Green’s menu or enjoy appetizers and beverages available on the complimentary table hosted by The Exchange. Though not required, RSVPs are encouraged by emailing info@TheExchangeOskaloosa.com.