Vernon officials seek business input

Civic leaders are lacing up to hear from Vernon’s business community.

On Thursday, the City of Vernon will be visiting about 150 businesses for the fifth annual Business Walks program as a part of Small Business Month.

“We have a record number of volunteers that will be visiting commercial businesses throughout Vernon from 10 a.m. until noon with a goal of gaining a better understanding of the economic climate in the community,” said Kevin Poole, economic development manager.

“Last year, we were able to visit 112 businesses in Vernon and we are hoping to surpass this in 2017.”

The city has partnered with Community Futures, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Vernon Association to ensure as many businesses as possible can be visited.

“The goal of Business Walks is to get a pulse on the immediate issues and challenges that companies may be facing,” said Poole.

“Our goal is to create an environment in Vernon where business can continue to grow and thrive.”

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