AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) is pleased to announce the launch their Portable Photo Studio and Digital Marketing Initiative. The initiative was launched at an event today in Cherokee, Iowa.
The launch event highlights the efforts of SBDC to deliver portable photo studios and digital marketing resources, so all 942 communities in Iowa have access. The deliveries have begun across the state, and are slated to be completed by the end of June. SBDC is partnering with Main Street Iowa, Downtown Resource Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Rural Development Council, SBDC advisory board members, and SBDC staff to deliver the photo studios and resources.
“We are delighted to announce our tremendous outreach project to distribute portable photo studios all across the state,” said Lisa Shimkat, SBDC State Director. “We have found throughout the pandemic, that access to quality photos for websites and e-commerce is essential as businesses are pivoting operations. The studios along with training resources will provide access to any small business in Iowa, including home-based businesses. The studios will be available at key places in communities including SBDC regional service centers, and various chambers of commerce, economic development offices, libraries, and Extension offices.”
The Washington Chamber of Commerce has the portable photo studio available in the Chamber office located at 205 W Main Street. The equipment is available to borrow at no charge if you are a Washington Chamber Member. Please contact our office for any rental questions at 319-653-3272 or email: [email protected]
For additional information about the initiative, go to https://iowasbdc.org/photo-box/. The webpage also includes a downloadable Portable Photo Studio & Digital Marketing Guide as well as a training video.