Professional artist Sandra Marshall has been a painter since she graduated college, working mostly on portraits and wall murals. But she has just as much of a passion for teaching — her degree was in elementary education.
When she moved to the Phoenix area from New York, she found a need for more arts education, and began offering lessons and painting parties out of her home to friends and classmates of her children.… Read More
Our insights on Kimco’s business progress and perspectives regarding retail real estate attracted news media nationwide throughout the third quarter. Notably, CRE Radio called upon CEO Dave Henry to help educate the industry about ongoing developments with the Marketplace Fairness Act, and National Real Estate Investor tapped Executive Vice President and COO Conor Flynn to share his viewpoints on up-and-coming retail concepts.… Read More
In most cases, becoming an entrepreneur is like becoming a parent. No one prepares you for it. And while Rudy Gonzales didn’t get a manual when his two daughters were born, he was able to get support and guidance when he launched his new business that was inspired by his children — Build-It Workshops.… Read More
Small business optimism reached its third highest level since the Great Recession last month, in spite of harsh weather conditions that pummeled much of the country this winter. That resilience is promising for the economy, and underscores the importance consumers place in small shops as they continue to patronize these retailers and businesses.… Read More
Krystina Cabrera has always enjoyed getting massages and facials at the spa. But it wasn’t until she was 37 that she decided to go back to school and turn her passion into a business. Today, that passion has helped make her one of the first Kimco KEYS tenants, with the opening of Bella by Krys Day Spa in Kimco’s Melrose Village Plaza in Vista, Calif.… Read More
Since its launch in 2012, the Kimco Entrepreneurs Year Start (KEYS) program has provided program participants with one year of free rent in a Kimco shopping center, plus educational resources and assistance with business planning, site selection, permitting, and more. Kimco KEYS gives a jump start to entrepreneurs seeking to open their first retail business, service operation, or restaurant.… Read More
Local and national media outlets have continued to feature Kimco’s news and commentary on the retail and REIT markets. Here’s a roundup of some noteworthy Q1 coverage.
Retailers betting on healthy options for consumers
Two new women-owned businesses have come to Southern California, supported by the Kimco KEYS business incubator program. Glynnes Pruett has opened Comic Book Hideout at Kimco’s Fullerton Town Center in Fullerton, Calif.; and Krystina Cabrera and her mother, Julie Crumidy, have opened Bella by Krys Day Spa at our Melrose Village Plaza in Vista, Calif.… Read More