Entrepreneurs and business owners in the Dixie Fire burn scar and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to gather information on available support and resources during the Dixie Fire Collaborative community meeting Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greenville Elementary School cafeteria, 225 Grand St. The meeting is also accessible via Zoom.
The meeting will spotlight the combined efforts of various business support organizations, showcasing the mobilization of resources aimed at bolstering economic recovery and growth for Dixie Fire impacted entrepreneurs. Attendees can expect to hear from a lineup of speakers including the following:
- Eva Shepherd, executive director of ChicoSTART, who will discuss available resources for entrepreneurs in the Dixie Fire burn scar. Drawing from her experience with the Camp Fire and the establishment of Paradise Chamber of Commerce’s RidgeStart, Shepherd brings insights into economic recovery.
- Clint Koble, business advisor at Sierra Small Business Development Center, who will speak on the many services Sierra SBDC provides, including free business counseling services. He’ll describe how Sierra SBDC can help local business owners find government contracts, get certified to bid on them, and finance these endeavors.
- Kira King, president of Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, who will present the support IVCC offers to local business owners and introduce The Dixie Fire Canopy Project, as well as the supportive offerings at Greenville’s pop-up business district, “The Spot.”
- Lara Wheeler, executive director at Indian Valley Innovation Hub, who will share details about IVIH’s business resource directory tailored for Dixie Fire area businesses and startups, the Made in Plumas County program offering holiday support for product makers, the development of the Plumas Business Directory, and additional resources.
The community meeting will also feature updates and presentations from organizations such as Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Plumas County Fire Safe Council, and North Fork Forest Recovery Project, as well as discussions on the Town Center Plan and Canyon Dam.
Information submitted by Dixie Fire Collaborative