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Edens to host N.Y. retail conference for small business owners


Staff Report
Published Jan. 25, 2013

Columbia-based Edens, a national retail real estate developer, plans to host a conference on retailing for small business owners.

The inaugural event, called Smart: The Art of Retail Conference, will be Feb. 4-5 at the Gansevoort Park Hotel in New York.

The conference will offer small business owners an opportunity to learn from some of the leaders in the industry, the firm said in a news release.

"In developing Smart, we are creating a platform by which some of the most innovative retailers and small business owners from around the country have invaluable access to some of the greatest leaders in the industry," said Jodie McLean, president and chief investment officer at Edens.

Conference topics will include brand building, technology strategy, accessing capital, the role of digital media and retail trends.

For more information on the conference, click here.


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