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Grown & Gathered – a farm to table experience

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The Downtown Johnson City Foundation is fusing farm fresh food with a good cause for their annual farm-to-table experience. Grown & Gathered was a sellout event last year and features an intimate dining setting. Proceeds from the event will benefit Downtown Johnson City Foundation’s efforts towards downtown improvements.

Grown & Gathered will take place on Thursday, October 10. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and passed appetizers. The family style served dinner will be in the Pavilion at Founders Park.

Grown & Gathered is a seasonal feast prepared by Jamie Dove and Elise Clair and their team from The Main Street Pizza Company and River Creek Catering. The dinner will feature the bounty from 30 local farms and producers. Each year this team provides an exceptional menu of delicious items, and this year will be no different.

Music for the event will be provided by Cory Jeter. This year’s menu will celebrate the legacy of farming in our community as part of Johnson City’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. An added component will be recipe cards featuring handed down recipes from the community. To submit your family’s favorite, go to Downtown Johnson City’s Facebook page.

Tickets for the farm-to-table dinner will be $75 per person. Since last year was a sellout, we recommend getting tickets early. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite,  or in person at the JCDA office, 300 E. Main Street, Suite 406 (4th floor of the King Building) Monday through Friday from 9am – 4:30 am.

The Downtown Johnson City Foundation is a 501(c) (3) responsible for raising funds for downtown projects and improvements. For more information, https://downtownjc.com/events/grown-gathered/.

The event is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial Services – The Torbett Group

CO.STARTERS to begin June 3

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Johnson City Development Authority Offers CO.STARTERS – Beginning June 3 (9 Consecutive Mondays)

The Johnson City Development Authority is partnering with AccelNow, to offer CO.STARTERS, a nine-week cohort based program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor. The program is for aspiring entrepreneurs or seasoned entrepreneurs looking to launch a new product or service. The only prerequisites are:

  1. having an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to share and pursue and
  2. a willingness to study, shape and fine-tune that idea in a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming environment
  3. commit to regular attendance and the work needed to complete the nine week program

Participants of the CO.STARTERS program work with a small and supportive group of like-minded people who are all trying to start their own businesses. Working together, participants identify their assumptions about why and how their respective businesses will succeed, and talk with customers to validate their ideas. The process enables the entrepreneurs to rapidly uncover issues in their proposed businesses, find practical solutions quickly, and leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to launch a successful business.

The next session begins Monday, June 3.

Dates: June 3 – July 29 (9 consecutive Mondays)

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: NETREP office in downtown Johnson City – at 300 E. Main Street, 4th floor

Cost: Registration is $125/person and includes a CO.STARTERS workbook.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 30

Following the class, participants can compete in a pitch night, to share what they have learned about themselves and their business with friends and family. They will be prepared to participate in Pitches and Pints, a regional pitch contest for entrepreneurs.

For more information,  email Cantler@NortheastTN.com

Space is limited. To register, fill out this form: CO.STARTERS REGISTRATION 2019

About CO.STARTERS
CO.STARTERS came out of The Company Lab, a Chattanooga, Tennessee organization that offers programs and events to support local startups and innovators in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. The program takes the lessons learned from working with thousands of local, creative entrepreneurs and combines that knowledge with the lean business modeling methods used by high-growth startups. The CO.STARTERS model has been tested for years in Chattanooga, Cincinnati, and Detroit. 
www.costarters.co

GROWN & GATHERED

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The Downtown Johnson City Foundation is fusing farm, fresh food with a good cause for their annual farm-to-table experience. The intimate dinner, Grown & Gathered, will benefit Downtown Johnson City Foundation’s efforts towards downtown improvements.

The Downtown Johnson City Foundation is fusing farm, fresh food with a good cause for their 3rd annual farm-to-table experience. The intimate dinner, Grown & Gathered, will benefit Downtown Johnson City Foundation’s efforts towards downtown improvements.

Grown & Gathered will take place on Sunday, September 30. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and passed appetizers and the family style served dinner in the Pavilion at Founders Park.

Grown & Gathered is a seasonal feast prepared by Jamie Dove and Elise Clair and their team from The Main Street Pizza Company and River Creek Catering. The dinner will feature the bounty from 30 local farms and producers. each year, this team provides a bounty of delicious items and this year will be the same. The menu will be released on September 14.

Tickets for the farm-to-table dinner will be $90 per person. Last year was a sell out, so we recommend getting tickets early. Advance ticket sales for past attendees will be available September 7, with open sales beginning Monday, September 10 at 9 am. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the JCDA office, 300 E. Main Street, Suite 406 (4th floor of the King Building).

To purchase tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grown-gathered-a-farm-to-table-experience-tickets-49992275241?aff=ehomecard

Co.Starters to Begin June 3, 2019

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Johnson City Development Authority Offers CO.STARTERS – Beginning June 3 (9 Consecutive Mondays)

The Johnson City Development Authority is partnering with AccelNow, to offer CO.STARTERS, a nine-week cohort based program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action, and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor. The program is for aspiring entrepreneurs or seasoned entrepreneurs looking to launch a new product or service. The only prerequisites are:

  1. having an idea you’re ready, willing, and excited to share and pursue and
  2. a willingness to study, shape and fine-tune that idea in a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming environment.

Participants of the CO.STARTERS program work with a small and supportive group of like-minded people who are all trying to start their own businesses. Working together, participants identify their assumptions about why and how their respective businesses will succeed, and talk with customers to validate their ideas. The process enables the entrepreneurs to rapidly uncover issues in their proposed businesses, find practical solutions quickly, and leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to launch a successful business.

The next session begins June 3.

Dates: June 3 – July 29 (9 consecutive Mondays)

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: NETREP office in downtown Johnson City – at 300 E. Main Street, 4th floor

Cost: Registration is $125/person and includes a CO.STARTERS workbook.

Registration Deadline: May 30

Following the class, participants can compete in a pitch night, to share what they have learned about themselves and their business with friends and family. They will be prepared to participate in Pitches and Pints, a regional pitch contest for entrepreneurs.

For more information,  email Cantler@NortheastTN.com

Space is limited. To register, fill out this form: https://downtownjc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CO.STARTERS-REGISTRATION-2019.pdf

About CO.STARTERS
CO.STARTERS came out of The Company Lab, a Chattanooga, Tennessee organization that offers programs and events to support local startups and innovators in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. The program takes the lessons learned from working with thousands of local, creative entrepreneurs and combines that knowledge with the lean business modeling methods used by high-growth startups. The CO.STARTERS model has been tested for years in Chattanooga, Cincinnati, and Detroit. 
www.costarters.co

Downtown Strong Start Up Shop

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Downtown Strong Start Up Space Program:

 

The goal of the Downtown Strong Start Up Space Program is to create vibrancy and ensure a healthy business diversity in Downtown Johnson City by supporting new business concepts. Through the generosity of the City of Johnson City, the financial support of the Tennessee Economic & Community Development Council, Johnson City Development Authority and the leadership of the Economic Vitality Committee an underutilized storefront in the heart of downtown has been refurbished and is being offered at a reduced market rate to new small business owners.   In addition to a reduced rate, the future participant in the program will receive close business mentorship and coaching to help encourage business success.  By supporting and investing in local entrepreneurs the Downtown Strong Start Up Space Program intends to develop local and regional talent to strengthen our downtown community and promote a healthy, vibrant, and diverse business environment.

 

The following are the important dates for program:

  • Friday, February 23, 2018: Application to the program is available to the public.  Look for it and all the program details at: https://downtownjc.com/
  • Thursday, March 29, 2018:    Application, Statement of Understanding & Agreement, and Business Plan are due.
  • Thursday, April 4, 2018: Top three applicants will be notified.
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5-7pm.  The top three applicants will pitch their business to a panel of community judges
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:30pm: A reception will take place at the Downtown Strong Start Up Space to announce the business awardee
  • Opening in June: The first business participant in the Downtown Strong Start Up Space Program is open for business.

For application and more details, go here.

Light the Stars!

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We did it! The funds were raised to save our Landmark Sign and it is quickly becoming the iconic image we hoped for Johnson City. Now, before the new King Commons opens officially, we have the opportunity to Light the Stars. Each star costs $2,000 or you can give a smaller amount towards the project. We have a goal to raise $12,000 in the next few weeks, will you help?

To make a donation online using a credit or debit card, follow this link. This service charges us a 3% fee, so if you send a check, your entire amount goes directly to the campaign.

Mail your check to Downtown Johnson City Foundation, 300 E. Main Street, Suite 406, Johnson City, TN 37601 or call 423-202-3510. Donations to the Foundation can be deducted as a gift, since we are a 501c(3) organization.

Any donation over $500 received by December 31, will be listed as a donor on the art that will be installed in King Commons.

Grown & Gathered

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The Downtown Johnson City Foundation is fusing farm, fresh food with a good cause for their annual farm-to-table experience. The intimate dinner, Grown & Gathered, will benefit Downtown Johnson City Foundation’s efforts towards downtown improvements.

The Downtown Johnson City Foundation is fusing farm, fresh food with a good cause for their 3rd annual farm-to-table experience. The intimate dinner, Grown & Gathered, will benefit Downtown Johnson City Foundation’s efforts towards downtown improvements.

Grown & Gathered will take place on Sunday, September 30. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and passed appetizers and the family style served dinner in the Pavilion at Founders Park.

Grown & Gathered is a seasonal feast prepared by Jamie Dove and Elise Clair and their team from The Main Street Pizza Company and River Creek Catering. The dinner will feature the bounty from 30 local farms and producers. each year, this team provides a bounty of delicious items and this year will be the same. The menu will be released on September 14.

Tickets for the farm-to-table dinner will be $90 per person. Last year was a sell out, so we recommend getting tickets early. Advance ticket sales for past attendees will be available September 7, with open sales beginning Monday, September 10 at 9 am. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or at the JCDA office, 300 E. Main Street, Suite 406 (4th floor of the King Building).

CO.STARTERS to begin June 19

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The Johnson City Development Authority is partnering with AccelNow to offer CO.STARTERS, a nationally renowned program that helps entrepreneurs turn an idea into a new business in just nine weeks. The first CO.STARTERS session begins June 19, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the WCEDC office at 300 E. Main Street, 4th floor.

 

Participants of the CO.STARTERS program work with a small and supportive group of like-minded people who are all trying to start their own businesses. Working together, participants identify their assumptions about why and how their respective businesses will succeed and talk with customers to validate their ideas. The process enables the entrepreneurs to rapidly uncover issues in their proposed businesses, find practical solutions quickly, and leave the program with a deeper understanding of how to launch a success business.

 

Following the class, participants can compete in a pitch night, to share what they have learned about themselves and their business with friends and family. They will be prepared to participate in Pitches and Pints, a regional pitch contest for entrepreneurs.

 

If you are interested in participating, you can complete a registration form, found at downtownJC.com. Registration is $90 and includes a CO.STARTERS workbook. Following CO.STARTERS completion, any business interested in opening a retail storefront in downtown Johnson City, will have the opportunity to apply for a $5000 grant from the JCDA.

For more on CO.STARTERS, visit http://colab.co/programs/costarters

CO.STARTERS REGISTERATION 

Space is limited.

About CO.STARTERS
CO.STARTERS came out of The Company Lab, a Chattanooga, Tennessee organization that offers programs and events to support local startups and innovators in Chattanooga and the surrounding region. The program takes the lessons learned from working with thousands of local, creative entrepreneurs and combines that knowledge with the lean business modeling methods used by high-growth startups. The CO.STARTERS model has been tested for years in Chattanooga, Cincinnati, and Detroit. 
www.costarters.co

DINE JC IN DOWNTOWN JOHNSON CITY

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dineJCRestaurants in the downtown district have come together to offer a night to savor. dineJC is an event where local restaurants will offer samples of their newest creations and their beloved recipes. On May 23 at 6 pm at the Gallery, guests can sample the many tastes Downtown Johnson City has to offer.

Participating restaurants will feature special menu items, chef’s specials, and new this year, the restaurants are bringing their best bartender with a signature cocktail. Diners can sample our newest restaurants, dine at old favorites and taste a variety of exceptional dishes being prepared by chefs and the best bartenders in town.

Restaurants participating in dineJC include: Cake Buds, Holy Taco, The Label, Main Street Pizza Company, Southern Craft, Sharp’s Deli, Tipton Street Pub, Wellingtons, Wild Wing Café, and White Duck Taco Shop. Also YeeHaw and JRH Breweries will be pouring. More to be announced.

The event is ticketed entry and costs $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  The proceeds go to fund the Achieving Landmark Status project to revitalize the sign on Commerce Street and make Johnson City impossible to ignore.  What used to be an old treasure, the 60-foot-tall structure that began in 1959 as Thomas Laguardia Jr.’s Giant Food sign, is becoming Johnson City’s newest landmark. At dineJC, people have an opportunity to eat local, drink local, and fund-raise for a local campaign.  It’s the locals’ night.

Dine JC is sponsored by the Johnson City Development Authority and Ameriprise Financial, The Torbett Group.

Tickets are available online on Eventbrite, and at the Washington County Economic Development Council, 300 E. Main Street, Suite 406, in downtown Johnson City from 9 am – 4 pm. For more information go to DowntownJC.com or call 423-202-3510.

https://www.eventbrite.com/d/tn–johnson-city/dinejc/?crt=regular&sort=best