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Webinar 7: Recruiting Store Managers

Recruiting a store manager can be one of the greatest challenges in transitioning a grocery store. In this webinar, hear directly from grocery store owners to learn how they found and developed leaders to take on the grocery business. Panelists include Carly Whorton, owner of Cecil K’s in Holton, KS, and Tasha Malay, owner of Malay’s Market in WaKeeney, KS.

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Sponsors and Partners

This webinar series is sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation through the Heartland Challenge.

It is presented by the Rural Grocery Initiative, in partnership with Kansas State Research and Extension, NetWork Kansas, the Kansas Rural Center, the Food Co-Op Initiative, and the Kansas Center for Business Transition.


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