Things are moving along, and I am starting be discover some of the incredible resources available to the Community House Network. It seems that there are many corporations that are happy to participate in donating goods to a community non-profit. So far each of the building supply stores we contacted, had things in place to allow them to donate materials for good causes. I am excited because up to this point I have been paying out of pocket for all of the art materials and building supplies we have used at the Art Garage. I am so grateful to Dayna Crocker for helping me realize that help and kindness abounds.
This March we are starting our lecture series called "If I Knew Then". Rather than lectures, these will be more like interviews in an open forum where small business owners will share about their experiences opening up a business. I was sharing this idea with a friend Theresa Bloom who as it turns out works for an organization affiliated with Bradley University, ILSBDC, supporting small business start-ups.
Here is a link to register for their services https://ilsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/info
I am curious to know more, and when I registered for their services, I saw that their upcoming informational support meeting was to be hosted exactly during the hours of our monthly open board meeting. Well why not? So I have put on the agenda that we as a board attend the meeting. I hope everyone can make it. What a great way to expand our circle of knowledge.
I am grateful for those who are participating and helping realize this dream. My hope is that by sharing some of these resources and experiences, others will have an easier road ahead. I know how much I appreciate those who have shown up thus far to help direct me.
Prayer for the day: May I always remain open and teachable.