Small Businesses in Alexandria: An Exploration of Challenges and Solutions
Alexandria has a record number of small businesses compared to other cities; Agenda Alexandria will look at many issues that have impacted small businesses at our February 27 program.
COVID has hit all businesses hard but what is the impact of post-COVID commercial real estate trends and rents. How has the downturn of tourism during COVID affected Alexandria business? Are there any new tax/licensing issues on small businesses being considered? Have the large companies like Amazon had a negative or positive impact on small businesses? What are the city resources for small businesses — have they been cut or increased?
Please join us on Monday evening Monday, February 27 at 6:30 PM at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. It will begin at 7:00 pm and run until 8:15 p.m. and it will be preceded by a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. We will also be live-streaming the program through our social networks, in collaboration with the Alexandria City High School Broadcast Club and The Zebra newspaper.
Bill Reagan – founder and executive director of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center
Sharon Oliver – Past president of the Commercial Real Estate Brokers Association, past president of NAIOP DC MD, and past president and founding member of Commercial Real Estate Women
Troy Englert – executive and investor
Senay Gebremedhin – Economic Recovery Manager at the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership
Kevin Harris – President of the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Resident Association
Elizabeth Seltzer, Agenda Alexandria Vice Chair