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Small Business vs. Internet Giants

Virendra Chhikara will be a panelist at Policy and A Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World

Virendra Chhikara,Center Director of The Louisiana Small Business Development Center(LSBDC) at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, says the dream of owning a profitable business is possible even with competition from major online retailers.  

Chhikara says local businesses have advantages of relationships with  loyal lifelong customers that value personal service.

Virendra Chhikara will join a panel of business leaders at KEDM's Policy and a Pint; SMall Business Value in a Dot Com World on November 14.

November 14 at 6 p.m. KEDM's Policy and a Pint : Small Business Value in a Dot Com World will discuss the importance of shopping locally. The open public forum features a panel of business leaders, educators, and officials that will answer questions about keeping business local. 

When: Tuesday Nov. 14      5:30 p.m. Meet and Greet     - 6:00 p.m. "LIVE" radio discussion

Where: Enoch's Irish Pub - 507 Louisiville AVe. Monroe ,LA

Listen: Event Playback - Tuesday Nov 21 at 6:00 p.m. on 90.3 KEDM and online at

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.