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Centennial’s Rise & Thrive program strives to help our small and local business owners by equipping them with the resources they need to succeed.

Check out a few of our favorite small business and retail industry resources linked below:

U.S. Small Business Administration - Whether you’re just starting out with a great idea to grow into a business or looking to expand one that’s already thriving, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides resources to launch, manage, and grow any business. The SBA is also a great knowledge hub for the latest on COVID-19 relief options, funding, and additional local services.

The ICSC - Formerly known as the International Council of Shopping Centers, the ICSC (newly rebranded to stand for Innovating Commerce Serving Communities)is a champion for small and emerging businesses, providing countless practical resources, educational opportunities, and peer networking events for retail professionals at all levels.

National Retail Federation - The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world’s largest retail trade association. Through its mission to advance the interests of the retail industry through advocacy, communications, and education, the NRF stands up for retailers large and small. From coronavirus resources to annual consumer surveys, webinars, and email newsletters, the NRF’s provides a variety of free content and helpful resources to stay on top of what’s happening in the retail industry.

Chain Store Age - Chain Store Age provides retail news across all sectors of the industry in both a print magazine and a variety of digital content online. Subscribe for the latest news on retailer happenings, operations, tech updates, and marketing.

Looking for a resource that's not here? Reach out to your Centennial Local Leasing & Business Development Representative today and our team can point you in the right direction!
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