For Immediate Release

New Philadelphia, OH — Small business owners in southern Tuscarawas County can learn about business resources, websites, and community development during the Small Business Social from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. on May 5 in Dennison.

The event will be held at the Streetside Center (formerly the Masonic Lodge), 416 Center Street in Dennison, and will feature a panel of speakers who will discuss small business resources, websites, and community development. The panel includes:

  • Dan Vorisek, Rural Action Resilient Communities Director, who will speak about the Kiva loan platform and community development in Appalachia.
  • Mary Popa, Rural Action Resilient Communities, website design.
  • Stephen Schilling, Small Business Development Center, will talk about what his office offers and provides.

There will be time for questions along with a large group conversation. Light refreshments will be served. For more information,

Rural Action is a regional community development organization with a 32-county footprint working with members and community leaders on a range of quality of life, environmental, and economic projects across rural Appalachian Ohio. Its mission is to build a more just economy by developing the region’s assets in environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways. Learn more about Rural Action at



Johna Metcalf
Rural Action Northern Programs VISTA