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City Of Springfield Announces Best Retail Practices Workshop For Retailers And Restaurants

April 12, 2013 -Springfield, MA - The City of Springfield Office of Planning and Development is pleased to announce a free 2-hour workshop on April 30th to assist retailers, restaurateurs and storefront business owners in Springfield. The workshop is part of the BEST RETAIL PRACTICES PROGRAM (BRP) which brings professional advice to independent retailers in all aspects of store and restaurant design, layout and visual merchandising, customer service, and information about traditional and social media marketing. Everyone is sure to learn something new! 

Best Retail Practices Program 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 

8:00 AM-10:00 AM 

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 

Conference Room 

60 Congress Street Springfield MA, 01104 

Retail expert Christine Moynihan of Retail Visioning will facilitate the workshop. Since 2003, she has brought the “tips, tools and tricks of the trade” of this program to over 1000 business owners across the state and provided specific recommendations to over 350 shops. Following the workshop, qualified businesses in Springfield may apply for and receive a one-on-one in-store consultation session with Moynihan – also for free! These businesses will receive a written report with specific ideas and recommendations for improving their businesses now and for the future.

Qualifying businesses attending the workshop will also have the opportunity to apply for grant funds to implement recommended improvements to their business. Criteria for the consultations and eligibility to receive the grant money will be explained at the workshop. 

For more information on the workshop, consultations and grants -- and to register for the workshop -- please contact Richard Griffin at 413.787.6020 or email him at rgriffin2@springfieldcityhall.com While all are invited, seating is limited and attendance at the workshop is required for access to the grants so advance registration is highly recommended for this popular program 

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