By Kenny MitchellCitizens Tribune Publisher


New Boston is now home to a brand new way of doing business and a location in the downtown district to get the job done.

It is all thanks to the recently formed (NBSBA) New Boston Small Business Association and its founders, who have developed a creative strategy for promoting shopping, events, and business development for local business owners and budding local entrepreneurs.

In that vein, the NBSBA has now opened a first of its kind hub for just about any business purpose you can think of, with office spaces available for rent, individual workstations, free internet access and a plethora of other amenities that are essential to operating a business.

Bizz lab, now open in the old SWEPCO building on Collum Street next to City Hall, truly has everything the community and its small businesses might need to conduct daily operations. The newly remodeled building has an open space for group functions, individual office spaces, and a room filled with cubicles and lockers perfect for just about any use.

Labeled a co working community space, the building is set up with broadband wi-fi and a massive, 70-inch monitor in the main meeting area. There are even sound secure “phone booths” available for taking private calls while at the facility.

The NBSBA is making the Bizz lab open to any local business or individual with a goal of stimulating the New Boston economy, fostering business development, and creating a place for community events, local group meetings, or even small classes. In fact, a yoga class is already scheduled to start up soon and a church is holding services there.

NBSBA CEO Darla Dike states, “We are excited to offer something new that may help New Boston and its businesses grow. We hope this space will become a sort of “think tank” for people and groups to work and collaborate together and turn ideas into a reality.”

You can also check out the NBSBA’s new website,, for the latest developments and current events going on within the organization and in the community.

The NBSBA is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization created to further The Arts, Education and Entrepreneurship in New Boston. NBSBA is funded through tax deductible donations. Darla Dike is the CEO and Joe Dike is the CFO, both volunteer positions. BIZZ lab is a project of the NBSBA to promote business/entrepreneurship in New Boston.

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