We had a lively discussion this week about a range of community issues, including plans for West End redevelopment, a proposed new concierge service for tourists, and a possible new law mandating motorcyclists wear helmets. Eric Petermann, Opinions Editor of the Sierra Vista Herald, joined hosts Pat Call and Amanda Baillie to talk about these subjects and their impact on our community. Demetry Simonton, of the NAACP and Sierra Vista African American Community Summit, also stopped by to give us details on this Monday’s Martin Luther King Day March.
If you own a business or think you have an idea for a business, you won’t want to miss our second hour where we spoke with Mark Schmitt of the Cochise College Small Business Development Center about the Shark Tank program. This workshop will provide entrepreneurs with invaluable information about every aspect of starting and running a company.
Our third hour included a conversation with Ed Molina, director of the Cochise College Veterans Business Outreach Center, which also has a one-day class next week focussed on running a business. Ed also told us about how the VBOC benefits both veterans and non-veterans. Finally, we learned more about the college’s Cooperative Education program, which finds area students internships to help them successfully complete their studies. Joanne Darbee, director of the program, joined us for that discussion.