Monroe County Economic Development plans series to help entrepreneurs

The first of a series of entrepreneurial programs for Southwest Illinois sponsored by the Monroe County Economic Development will take place Wednesday, Jan. 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stubborn German Brewery, 119 S. Main St., Waterloo.

The host, Monroe County Economic Development Corporation, is calling it “Idea Jam,” the first in a series of MCEDC-spearheaded programs focused on helping entrepreneurs in southwest Illinois to succeed. The program series will foster a safe environment to try, fail, learn, build, explore, and connect to other like-minded individuals while developing business concepts and models, said Edie Koch, executive director.
She is inviting anyone with an idea for a business, nonprofit, or something to enhance the region; or those who would like to invest in a local business or offer resources or services to start-up businesses.

There’s no cost to attend this event. After ideas are shared, poarticipants are encouraged to stay to network and enjoy food from JVs Downtown Bar & Grill.
Additional workshops and mentoring sessions are to follow on dates later in the spring and early summer.
For more information, contact Koch at (618) 806-4739.

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