A business summit is being held in Hillsboro this week, presented by Atlas 46. Brian Carver, CEO of the firm, is leading the presentation, which is being held at the new Atlas 46/Hardcore Hammer retail store on Main Street.
Carver said the summit’s purpose was to encourage businesses to come to Hillsboro.
“I hope to provide a place where my kids can get jobs and not have to leave. Hillsboro is just an awesome community,” he said.
Attendees are firms that Atlas 46 has associations with, including Neet Archery, Woofers and Whiskers (pets), Alexandria, (high end purses) and Hardcore Hammers. All of the firms are smaller self start-up companies. Two of the firms are owned by women.
Atlas 46 teams for marketing, research and development and customer service will be on hand all week to help with the summit. The businesses will be introduced to the town with tours and meetings with officials and other organizations.
“I’d like to help develop spaces for four more stores here in Hillsboro,” Carver said.
Welcoming the attendees to the summit were Hillsboro Mayor Katie Duncan , Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kaitlyn Fath and Jon Weyer, Hillsboro Community Planner.
Duncan, introduced as Hillsboro’s first woman mayor, explained that the city has a business loan program available for businesses and offered to assist helping the new firms.
Fath told the group of the Chamber of Commerce plans to initiate a mentorship program, which will work in educating local kids about work and job skills. She plans to help coordinate this with the high school and local businesses. The summit will conclude with the grand opening of the retail facility on Saturday, July 4.
Atlas 46 And Hardcore Hammers Host Grand Opening On Saturday
The grand opening for Atlas 46 and HardCore Hammers retail store on Main St. in Hillsboro will open on Saturday, July 4.
This is the first phase of bringing more business to the Hillsboro business community.
“My goal has been to help people here and to also bring new people in to the commuity I’m in love with,” said Brian Carver, CEO of Atlas 46.
The shop includes many historical items for viewing, including a carpentry hatchet prototype made for “The Pioneer Woman”
Besides products manufactured by Atlas 46 and Hardcore Hammers, Carver intends to have local furniture builders display and sell their projects at the store.