The second part of the webinar series "A Fresh Outlook on Rural Food Retail" will answer questions and provide best practices on financing food retail businesses. This includes finding financial backing for a new business or attaining sustainability for your current business.
Rev. Dr. Joseph Sellepack- Executive Director, Broome County Council of Churches
Kathleen Clark - Senior Director of Community and Economic Development for Alternatives Federal Credit Union
Tina Barber - Program Officer for Community Foundation for South Central New York
Hosted by the Rural Health Network and made possible by a grant from the Dick and Marion Meltzer Fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York.
About the Series:
The need for improved rural food access has become exponentially more important in the past few decades. Disinvestment in rural communities has led to a lack of regional food and retail stores. With limited options, community members are forced to travel further distances or settle with dwindling options. Community members and dedicated individuals across the country have begun to address this problem and have come up with innovative ways to promote and maintain rural retail.
The Rural Food Retail Webinar Series: A Fresh Outlook on Rural Food Retail will highlight these successes while connecting stakeholders and developing an engaged learning community. Representatives from local and regional economic development agencies, local and regional planning and community development officials, foundations, university representatives, rural food retail operators, and other food system and community development professionals will all benefit from the series