Citizens NB has a history of service and stability in the region, first opening its doors in 1985 as a locally owned and managed bank providing modern banking services without the cold and impersonal delivery of those services so prevalent in today’s financial institutions. Citizens NB has expanded to 15 locations throughout Northwest Louisiana and provides a full range personal, business, mortgage and investment services.
Citizens National Bank is not only a sponsor of the Pop UP project, they also stand ready to work with entrepreneurs to share information and advice on services that could work to grow a new or existing business. These business services range from simple checking accounts and business credit cards to cash management and Lines of Credit. All Pop UP winners will have the opportunity to work with Citizens National Bank professionals on issues involving access to business capital, cash management and long-term investments.
UnCommon Sense Marketing owner Amy Kinnaird a lot to the table—35 years of marketing computers and software, and training hundreds of users in technology. She has a natural ability to look at a business and see where technology is needed and a passion for training business owners and entrepreneurs. Amy uses her skills to teach how to use the latest marketing tools and techniques to attract and keep clients. All Pop UP businesses will get a free consultation with Amy with tips on how to position and promote their business.
The Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation (DSDC) exists to stimulate the revitalization of downtown Shreveport through initiatives that enhance business growth, strengthen arts & culture, promote residential development, and preserve downtown’s unique inventory of historic properties. Recognizing that our broad range of architectural styles is a major asset for downtown Shreveport, DSDC seeks to initiate and support creative ventures and adaptive redevelopment efforts that enhance public awareness and utilization of this inventory.
The Downtown Development Authority was formed by an act of the Louisiana Legislature with a single-minded mission— to actively pursue, support, facilitate, and welcome initiatives that aid and encourage private development, and promote and coordinate public development within the Downtown Development District of Shreveport, Louisiana.