Main Street launching business mixers

Staff Report

A series of business-to-business mixers will launch next month as Main Street Wellington works to knit professionals together and draw more to the village.

The first “B2B Mixer” will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 at Wellington Music, 117 West Herrick Ave. Owner Steve Neff said he strongly believes in working with other businesses through cross-promotion.

“Every day I’m at Wellington Music, I have customers ask me, ‘Where can we get a good meal?’ So I share with them all of their options in Wellington. If we all work together, we will help this town thrive.”

Neff is on Main Street’s business enhancement committee, which is coordinating the mixers. The goal is to forge better relationships and encourage collaborative marketing and problem-solving to soften the challenges of running a business in a small town.

Participants are invited to drop in during the open hours Oct. 17 and share business cards, pamphlets, or fliers.

A second mixer is planned for 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 at Inner Circle Personal Fitness, 640 South Main St.

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“Our business enhancement committee is working toward offering more services to current businesses, with helpful resources to attract and support new businesses,” said Main Street Wellington director Jenny Arntz. “We’re thankful for funding from the Community Foundation of Lorain County and the village of Wellington but we need more members and volunteers to help us continue our work to benefit Wellington’s business district and community.”

Staff Report