Nineteen potential businesses came to the commercial open house and/or the business seminar and participants had plenty to say.
"I like that there were different aspects of the business start-up. Everything was very informative and a lot of resources were provided," said Britteny Allen.
Ambridge Manager Joe Kauer said, "On behalf of mayor and council, I thank Ambridge Connection for putting together this seminar. I was excited that so many people have an interest in becoming entrepreneurs here in Ambridge and our office stands ready and willing to help them through the permitting process. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming them to the Ambridge business community."
Felicia Mycyk, Ambridge Connection community outreach, said the vision that business owners have normally does not include permits, zoning, and filing.
"Our goal is to help them not become discouraged in the process of turning their passion into an open business," Mycyk said.
On Saturday, Ambridge Connection presented a business open house, which allowed commercial property owners to showcase their available real estate.
"I just wanted to Thank You for your efforts with the open house on Saturday," Cliff Roehn of 568 Merchant St., wrote in an email. "I had five people visit my building. Two of them seemed very interested and took additional contact information with them. I will keep you informed with any progress. And Thank You again!"
Trish Digliodo, Ambridge commercial property owner and Ambridge Connection community outreach volunteer, said "it was so wonderful to see many people come out to explore business opportunities in Ambridge."
"It gives me great hope for the future of our town," she said.