Chris Wooldridge

5:10 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Retailers Connect in Murray for National Small Business Week

Aaron Dail, Chris Wooldridge and Chad Lampe talk National Small Business Week on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

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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8:30 am
Fri November 28, 2014

[Update: Audio Added] On Small Business Saturday Some Shoppers Care More About Experience Than Price

Credit American Express

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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4:11 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Kentucky is the 4th Best State for Entrepreneurs

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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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4:50 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Disaster Recovery Plans Available for Downtown Murray Businesses

Credit Jason Pittman

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.

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3:51 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

New $500k Microloan Program for Small Businesses

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.

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6:30 am
Fri November 29, 2013

During Holiday Shopping Season, Small Businesses Get Their Own Day

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.

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11:21 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Initiative Focuses Shoppers on Local Retailers for the Holiday

Downtown businesses in Murray, Ky.

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.

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Speaker's Corner
3:34 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Speaker's Corner: Chris Wooldridge on The Wooldridge Monuments

Chris Wooldridge at the Wooldridge Monuments with Members of Jackson Purchase Historical Society

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)