Sturgis municipal officials said three new programs are being introduced as a result of the Generate Sturgis entrepreneurial forums earlier this year.
A committee of 12 members has continued to meet since the Generate Sturgis sessions and has developed the programs BizCon, Business Boost and Buy Sturgis.
Biz Con is a business conduit that will focus on events happening in the business community. Success stories will be told on Biz Con Wednesdays in the local media six times over a period between Oct. 9 and Feb. 19.
Business Boost is designed to help local business owners create a plan to raise awareness, enhance services and offer suggestions for marketing and promotion.
Buy Sturgis is an expo set for Nov. 23. It provides local businesses the opportunity to display goods, services and products. It also gives residents a chance to become further educated about Sturgis business and what is produced locally.