Arcata Chamber Ribbon Cutting: 9/7/12, 12-1p.m. September 6, 2012

New Entrepreneurship Center Opens in Arcata

Ribbon Cutting Set for Friday, Sept. 7

It might be easy to have an idea for a good product or service, but turning that idea into something real can be hard. Greenway Partners’ new center for entrepreneurs, called the Link, is designed to help early stage businesses and other organizations develop the skills and connections they need to get their ideas off the ground and running.

A ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Link will be held at noon on Friday, Sept. 7, at the Link’s location at the Greenway Building, 1385 8th St., in Arcata.

A key idea behind the Link is that physical proximity is important—that quick conversations by the water cooler can lead to new ideas, partnerships and innovations. The Link aims to attract businesses, nonprofits, and other organizational members who see the value in connecting and collaborating on new projects.

“It’s a Humboldt County-spin on the business incubator,” says Kirk Cohune, one of Greenway’s principals. “The Link is designed for businesses and organizations in the early stages of their ventures. And while the office and work spaces are open to all types of entrepreneurs, we are focusing on environmental and community-oriented businesses and ideas.”

Link members will have access to workshops, networking events, mentors, and other offerings. The Link also provides space for social mixers, private events and conferences.  Events open to the public will explore ways to inspire new ideas, develop local assets, and increase community engagement in creating economic opportunity.

Event: The Link ribbon cutting
When: 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7
Where: 1385 8th St. in Arcata (Creamery District)

About Greenway Partners:
Greenway principals and staff collaborate with clients, build project-specific teams of experts, and manage the process of project implementation with clear strategies to achieving project objectives. Greenway applies principles of sustainability as a foundation for business, organizational and community development. Greenway focuses on projects that work to improve the triple bottom line: people, place and prosperity.

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