City of Lakeport to host business workshops Oct. 26 to 28

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The city of Lakeport and its consultant, The Retail Coach will host several workshops for local businesses this week.

The workshops will take place at Lakeport City Hall, 225 Park St.

The presentations offered over three days will cover retail trends and opportunities in two sessions and retail and franchise opportunities in two separate sessions.

Businesses and residents are encouraged to participate in these two-hour learning discussions.

“Retail Trends and Opportunities in Downtown” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, and 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, and via Zoom at

The Retail Coach will share data from a downtown retail study and discuss opportunities for new and existing businesses to grow retail traffic downtown.

The presentation will include unifying hours of operation, parking, and long-term outdoor dining for existing businesses.

“Lakeport Retail and Franchise Opportunities” will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, and 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, and via Zoom at

The Retail Coach will discuss franchise opportunities in Lakeport and share data from a retail demand analysis highlighting opportunities for both new and existing businesses in Lakeport.

In July of 2019 the city of Lakeport engaged with The Retail Coach to conduct an assessment of the Lakeport area and provide targeted data sets and educational opportunities focused on sustaining and enhancing existing businesses as well as recruiting new ones.

This contract was extended in February 2021 and includes eight phases:

• Analyze the market;
• Determine retail opportunities;
• Identify development and redevelopment opportunities;
• Identify retailers and developers for recruitment;
• Marketing and branding;
• Recruiting retailers and developers;
• Downtown revitalization;
• Retail recruitment coaching.

Please contact Community Development Director Jenni Byers, 707-263-5615, Extension 201, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.