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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC To Pivot: When used as a verb it means “to turn on a point” but when used in business it has a much broader definition; “A pivot usually occurs when a company makes a fundamental change to their business after determining (usually through market research) that their product isn’t meeting the needs of…

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC As the world starts to ask what’s going to happen when this pandemic is finally over and we can look at what it will take to jumpstart the economy again one thing is for certain: We have to save Main Street! In Carbon County, Main Street is…

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC There is no doubt that COVID-19 has irrevocably changed the way businesses will compete over the next decade.  How will you survive as a business much less compete in the coming months?  Let’s put this in perspective.  Events like COVID-19 are called “Black Swan Events” and are…

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By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC It’s enjoyable and relaxing for many of us to meet up and hang out with friends after work or on the weekends. We find comfort in sharing stories, laughing and joking or discussing serious and sensitive matters among friends and family. There is a climate of trust that we…

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By Kathy Henderson, CCEDC Director of Economic Development When Starting a Business Starting a new business certainly has its challenges.  You come up with an idea you do the research even find a great location.  Now how are you going to bankroll it? Remember that usually the first dollars into your business are yours.  Perhaps you…

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By Dina Tulli Davis, CCEDC Director of Marketing/Webmaster A brand new business year full of new possibilities and new opportunities is about to knock on your door; are you ready for it?! The months of December and January are always important ones: December is the month of reviewing, planning and finalizing for the next year,…

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By Marlyn Kissner, CCEDC Executive Director The holidays seem to remind us of the great people in our lives. We take special time to celebrate with family and friends, co-workers and colleagues. I love giving gifts and hand written cards with a big heartfelt “thank you”… to remind our members, sponsors, volunteers and partners of…

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By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director of the CCEDC, E.V.P. Northern Region, GLVCC Many of us have heard the phrases “pay it forward” as well as “random acts of kindness.”  Simply stated, when someone does a good deed for you, instead of paying them back, pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else.…

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development It’s September already!  Where did the year go?  We usually ask ourselves that question around this time of year and look back to see how were we so busy that another year has slipped away from us, where has the time gone and more importantly what have we…

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development What is Economic Development?  I recently asked that question of high school students and was not at all surprised to get blank stares and crickets.   People have many different ideas of what economic development is and some have no idea at all. Jeff Finkle, President and CEO of…

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