Foothills Launch! for the Isothermal Region

FOOTHILLS LAUNCH! Expanding Small Business Access to Capital in the Isothermal Region is a collaborative project between Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (IPDC) and Mountain BizWorks to increase CDFI small business lending and entrepreneurial training in the Isothermal Region (Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford counties). With support from a USDA Rural Development grant, we’re very pleased to be able to increase our work with Isothermal area entrepreneurs and partners.

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Announcing a Mountain BizWorks Pop-Up Office in Rutherfordton

Through this initiative, we’ll be holding two month long “pop-up” residency offices in each of the Isothermal counties. Our first one is in downtown Rutherfordton thanks to our gracious host partner, the Town of Rutherfordton. Here are some of the activities we have planned for this pop-up:

  • Open Office Hours: use our easy scheduling tool to book 30 minutes or 1 hour (you choose) with a Mountain BizWorks lender or learning program specialist.
  • Start. Grow. Thrive. Lunch & Learn on Jan. 17: Join us for an overview of Mountain BizWorks lending and learning programs and local partner services. Lunch is on us! RSVP is required.
  • Foundations Business Planning Course: our flagship course will be held at the pop-up starting January 9. Details and sign up here.
  • Pop-Up CoWorking: yes, that’s right, we said pop-up coworking. Starting in January, we’ll have free coworking space available on Thursdays 9am-4pm. More details coming soon.

Pop-Up Office Dates: we’re open Wednesdays and Thursdays thru the end February. We look forward to seeing you!

Questions? Contact Moriah Heaney by email at moriah[at] or by phone at 828-424-8039.

The Location: the Woodrow Jones Building at 146 N Main St, Rutherfordton, NC 28139