19 businesses to participate in training class to grow their businesses
The Thurston Economic Development Council announced today the businesses participating in the cohort of the ScaleUp Thurston program at the Center for Business & Innovation in Lacey. This cohort kicks off on Thursday, May 5, 2016, with a celebratory gathering at 11 a.m. where all co-workers, friends, family and community supporters are invited to meet the business owner participants and learn more about the ScaleUp program.
ScaleUp Thurston is funded through a federal contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Designed to help existing businesses ‘scale up’ to the next level of growth, the program will focus on supporting traditionally underserved business owners, including veterans, women, tribal members and minorities.
The following companies and individuals were selected for this cohort:
Accountable Custodial & Maintenance
Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants
Countryside Real Estate
Dillinger’s Cocktails & Kitchen
Gayea’s Great Demo’s
Marstrom Adult Family Home
Mrs Klean Janitorial
The ScaleUp training includes 10 classroom sessions of the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Growth Venture, one-on-one business counseling, exclusive networking events for the cohort and business leaders, facilitated connections to commercial lenders and potential private investors, and development of individualized custom growth plans for the businesses.
For more information contact:
Annette Roth, Marketing and Communications Director
Thurston Economic Development Council
4220 6th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503
About Thurston EDC: The Thurston EDC is a private non-profit organization focused on creating a vital and sustainable economy throughout Thurston County that supports the livelihood and values of our residents.