Local Business Forum

Connecting Businesses * Sharing Information * Building a Strong Network

Saginaw Local Business Forum Breakfast – October 14, 2021

  • Aaron Farmer, President of The Retail Coach.  With a degree in Marketing from The Mays Business School at Texas A&M University in College Station and an MBA from Texas A&M University – Commerce, Aaron brings to The Retail Coach knowledge of the most current research on retail and marketing trends. Prior to joining The Retail Coach, Aaron was employed in marketing research and retail development where he worked on projects for some of America’s leading retailers and restaurants including FedEx, Kinkos, Sally Beauty Supply, Adidas, Concentra and the National American Association of Subway Franchises (NAASF). Mr. Farmer’s expertise touches each step of a project from the initial trade area determination to the actual recruitment of retailers. Aaron is a sought after speaker for industry organizations throughout the country.

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If you are interested in learning more about what the City of Saginaw local economy is about and what resources are available to grow and support entrepreneurship and employment right here at home, this casual business event is for you! These events will be held quarterly in an effort to keep the Saginaw business community apprised and involved in the future of the City.  

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Previous Business Forums

Saginaw Local Business Forum Breakfast – January 29, 2020

Today, the Local Business Forum Speaker was Chad Janicek of ZacTax, a North Texas consulting firm. Chad spoke about regional sales tax trends, economic development, and answered many questions that the inquisitive crowd bounced off him. You can learn more about the people behind ZacTax by listening to the ZacCast, a fun and informative podcast at:

We would like to recognize and thank a few elected officials and special guests for attending today’s Forum such as Judge Christopher "Chris" Gregory (Justice Of The Peace, Precinct 4 - Tarrant County), Joe D. “Jody” Johnson (Constable, Precinct 4 – Tarrant County), Saginaw Mayor Todd Flippo and Saginaw City Council Member Mary Copeland.

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Local Business Forum- INVITATION Jan 2020

Inaugural Saginaw Local Business Forum Breakfast - October 23, 2019

Today, the City of Saginaw hosted the first-ever, Saginaw Local Business Forum Breakfast event from 7:30 am – 8:30 am at the Saginaw Recreation Center. The Local Business Forum combined networking with important local news updates and available opportunities for Saginaw businesses in the casual, short breakfast meeting. Staff gave a State of the City (Economic Developmently speaking); Public Works and Community Development Director Rick Trice provided an update on local major construction and development projects in the city; and Assistant City Manager Dolph Johnson gave an update on the Citizen Bond Committee and the upcoming potential bond election.

October 23, 2019 event

LBF Save the Date 10-2019