On Thursday August 23rd about 22 local business owners attended a workshop with National Retail Expert Kennedy Smith. Kennedy presented different ways to expand and be creative for your business to grow. All of the local owners expressed a passion for their business and were intrigued by the many different places Kennedy showed during her presentation. She also gave a presentation on the different websites that businesses could use to help raise money for their business like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Overall each business owner got to witness that current spending from residents is not staying within the community and strengthening their businesses can change that.