To grow and protect local businesses. We build a vibrant local economy by providing business owners the opportunity for networking, training & development. Our culture is to serve others first. We actively support and crusade for “Choose Local First” by educating the local consumers.


Power Breakfast:

Every Wednesday of the month except for 3rd Wednesday. Held from 8:45am (networking) 9am – 10am (training) held at Java, 819 Sherman, CdA. $2 per person at the door.

Business Luncheon:

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Combining remarkable training, robust networking and fantastic food. Held at the Greenbriar Inn, 319 Wallace, CdA. Cost is $15 per person.

Monthly Business Workshop:

An evening of serious business training from local experts on subjects of greatest interest to businesses.

Monthly Book Club & Library:

We have a substantial business library filled with books and tapes to help businesses gain the skills and mindset they need to grow. The book club meets on the 3rd Wednesday at 8am at the Greenbriar Inn.

Website & National Radio Show.

Consumer oriented website complete with ads, member directory, blogs, achieved trainings, and events. “Living and Leading from the Coeur” is our weekly entrepreneur-oriented national radio show.

“Choose Local First”

The Heart of Business venue has the power to grow business; however, should there be an economic downturn, “Choose Local First” has the teeth needed to protect our economy. Our crusade is to widely educate the consumers on the need to shift their buying habits just 15% which could dramatically protect local enterprise, the backbone of our community.


We love our participants and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.