Chris Wooldridge

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District Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State, Chris Wooldridge and President/CEO of the Murray-Calloway Chamber of Commerce Aaron Dail visit Sounds Good to speak with Chad Lampe about a Retailers Roundtable in Murray Wednesday morning as part of the observance of National Small Business Week, which includes information about a new tool being developed for small business to make actionable change and decisions based on local market data. 

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Small businesses are preparing for more holiday shoppers tomorrow with the fourth annual American Express Small Business Saturday.

Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce President Aaron Dail said the day is a culmination of the Shop Small initiative that encourages shoppers to make their purchases at locally owned businesses.

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Kentucky ranks in the top 5 of the best entrepreneurial climates in the nation according to an annual economic study.

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Most downtown Murray businesses are open after Saturday’s building collapse, but road closures and safety concerns have led to talk of business disaster recovery plans.

A new half-million dollar microloan program is seeking small businesses and entrepreneurs in the region. Marta Elliot, Purchase Area Development District Business Lending Director, and Chris Wooldridge, District Director of Murray State's Small Business Development Center, have partnered to bring awareness of this new loan available from the Small Business Administration and speak about it with Kate on Sounds Good.

An alternative to Black Friday starts Saturday, focusing on much smaller businesses for holiday shopping.

Murray State Small Business Development Director Chris Wooldridge said Small Business Saturday is an initiative to support mom and pop stores who don’t have the reach of large retailers.

Many holiday shoppers rush out for Black Friday, but an initiative for local businesses is urging people to visit smaller shops on Saturday. Holiday shopping is crucial for many businesses as they recover from a rough economy. Small Business Saturday is an effort to encourage shoppers to check items off their gift list within their communities.

Chris Wooldridge made a presentation about Mayfield's Wooldridge Monuments for the July 24, 2012 meeting of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society at Mayfield's City Hall.

Restoration to Wooldridge Monuments (pdf)

Chris Wooldridge Presentation PowerPoint (ppt)