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[Audio] Kentucky Innovation Network Hosts Entrepreneur Resource Fair in Hopkinsville, Nov. 17

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The third week of November is Global Entrepreneurship Week and for the second year in Hopkinsville, the Kentucky Innovation Network Office at Murray State University is hosting an Entrepreneur Resource Fair, featuring workshops for those seeking to start a business or help growing an existing business. Loretta Daniel, Director of the regional office stops by Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about the entrepreneurial climate in western Kentucky and the workshops on November 17.

The Kentucky Innovation Network is a program out of the Cabinet for Economic Development and the local office at Murray State University serves a 10 county region. The goal is to help entrepreneurs start businesses and help existing businesses grow. Loretta Daniel says businesses are consistently trying to start in the area and there is a lot of activity in western Kentucky, through good times and bad times. 

The Hopkinsville event starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 6:30 at the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library. Throught the space will be tables where difference resources are set up to help businesses. Workshops are held throughout the afternoon, including resources to help start or expand your business, loans for minorities and women-owned businesses, social media and marketing and tools available at the library. The featured speaker is Kyle Higgins of Crossfit Serenity, who will share his experience being an entrepreneur in Hopkinsville.

More about the event here (pdf)

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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