Middletown Economic Development Launches Small Business Alliance
26 Aug 2021
Middletown, OH (August 26, 2021) — City of Middletown Economic Development announced the creation and launch of the Middletown Small Business Alliance (MSBA) as part of its continuing efforts to assist the small business community. The Middletown Small Business Alliance will serve the unique and immediate needs of all small businesses in Middletown by providing resources, training and networking opportunities for businesses with 35 employees or less. Participation is free of charge, but does require registration.
“The Middletown Small Business Alliance is for each and every small business in our city,” said Economic Development Director Chris Xeil Lyons. “There are some misconceptions that we only assist downtown businesses, and that is not the case. If your small business is in Middletown, we are here to help. The MSBA is just one more way we are working to provide that assistance.”
In addition to direct access to the economic development team, services and benefits provided include networking opportunities, access to training and resources, a complimentary personalized Google My Business Listing setup, a professional headshot, one annual social media promotion post, and shared marketing with the Middletown Convention and Visitors Bureau. The MSBA will also administer a Biz Text messaging system exclusively for registered members that will deliver breaking grant opportunities, city updates, and meeting schedules.
The MSBA is supported by the city’s small business partners including: The Chamber serving Middletown, Monroe & Trenton, Miami Regionals-Small Business Development Center, Downtown Middletown, Inc. and NAACP #3194-Middletown.
“Middletown small businesses are an integral part of our workforce,” said Lyons. “The MSBA will offer resources and information that will help not only ensure their recovery from this pandemic, but give them the tools they need to grow.”
Meeting schedule for 2021: September 15, 2021 – 8-9 AM at Central Connections – Small Business Marketing; October 13, 2021 – 8-9 AM at Central Connections – Small Businesses Safety/Security; and December 8, 2021 – 4-6 PM at The MAC – Holiday Networking Event.
The City of Middletown Economic Development: The Middletown Economic Development department is the first line of contact for all businesses in the City of Middletown whether they be existing, expanding, or potential. The economic development team works closely with city and community leaders for the promotion of Middletown’s economic growth by offering assistance with funding, tax incentives, demographic data, site selection, workforce development and introductions to community partners.