South Placer leaders "walk" and "listen" to get results for local businesses | Business
Business Walk 2012 aims to gather feedback from 500 businesses
ROSEVILLE, CA – Asking a few simple questions can lead to big results – at Business Walk 2011 the feedback received from local businesses resulted in a change to the City of Roseville’s sign ordinance and caused Placer County to relax its sign ordinance.
During this Fourth Annual Business Walk, the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Roseville and Placer County will be partnering together to generate fresh feedback from business owners in the Roseville/Granite Bay area that leads to results. Teams of two will canvass about 500 businesses from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thurs., Oct. 11. Teams will meet at Brandman University at 8:30 a.m. for the kick-off, where they will receive their business assignments.
While each visit only takes five to 10 minutes, the information shared helps inform the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Roseville and Placer County about what’s important to help businesses in South Placer succeed. Information from past business walks has not only resulted in modification of ordinances, but also in shaping programs and services to better meet business needs and helping individual businesses with questions or concerns.
“Over the past three years we have gathered some valuable feedback by connecting with the business community during our visits,” said Wendy Gerig, CEO of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. “This feedback has been shared with the appropriate parties and has actually made a different as it relates to security, and most importantly, signage. You spoke and the elected officials in the city and the county listened – and that’s what this is all about.”
The focus this year will align with the city’s recently updated economic development strategy as participants venture out to visit office complexes in Roseville and Granite Bay. The Fourth Annual Business Walk is an exciting opportunity to learn more about the business climate in Roseville/Granite Bay and for the community to work together to meet the needs of businesses.
Source: Roseville Chamber of Commerce