Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10-11 am CT, our own John Addessi, consultant with the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College (or JCCC KSBDC, for short) will share “Marketing Essentials for Main Street” at the Kansas Main Street, Inc. symposium as part of the larger League of Kansas Municipalities Annual Conference held at the Overland Park Convention Center and Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park, October 12-14, 2013.
The conference is open to businesses from Kansas Main Street, Inc. (KMSI) communities. John will be working with Main Street Directors and volunteers as well as KMSI businesses to develop a fundamental understanding of the key strategies and resources necessary for effectively marketing small business.
John has owned his own e-commerce sites and thus is no stranger to the challenges facing small businesses in a competitive market. As a consultant at the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College (JCCC KSBDC), John shares his expertise teaching workshops and providing individual consultation to current and prospective small business owners in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas on topics such as financing, business and strategic plans, marketing, international trade, e-commerce, and more.
Before joining the KSBDC, John spent 15 years in management in the public and private sectors; he supervised the Language Learning Center at the University of Rhode Island and was Sales Manager for central Kansas with CellularONE. Prior to joining the JCCC KSBDC, John was a Consultant with Washburn University’s KSBDC, serving business owners in Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary Counties. John originally found that he enjoyed assisting entrepreneurs when he served as the Westmoreland, Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce President. He received his B.A. in Russian and his M.B.A. in general management from the University of Rhode Island.
About the KMSI
The mission of Kansas Main Street, Inc. is to promote economic development and job creation in the Kansas Cities that are our members by supporting the efforts of their local volunteers and businesses to preserve and improve their community’s Downtown Central Business Districts through revitalization, preservation and public education and seeking resources to support those efforts.
About the Conference
“When I think of healthy cities, I see cities that are ﬁnancially healthy, have a healthy infrastructure, have healthy policies, as well as always moving forward to have a community of healthy businesses, citizens, and employees.” Brenda Chance, League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM) President and City Clerk, Phillipsburg, Kansas when describing League of Kansas Municipalities’ 105th Annual Conference ‘Investing in Healthy Cities’ to be held October 12-14, 2013 in Overland Park, Kansas.
Conference registration http://www.lkm.org/register/conference/