The Alton Area Business Development Association began working to bring a small business incubator to Alton a few years ago in hopes of improving food services, hospitality, the arts and tourism. As the process has played out organizers have received enough feedback to explore creating a Food Hub Cooperative, which brings the buyers and sellers of locally grown crops, produce, and other food products together so they can form a network.

The AABDA has taken the first step toward creating that network by teaming with Lewis and Clark Community College to develop three information and planning sessions. The first of those meetings will take place this Saturday, December 14th according to AABDA Board President Ann Bromaghim.

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The workshop will be held at the Trimpe Advanced Learning Center on the Lewis and Clark campus in Godfrey from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday. It is free to attend but registration is required and seating is limited to the first 100 reservations. To book your spot or learn more you can contact Ann Bromaghim by calling 618-551-5020 or by emailing her at

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