Pulaski on Main offers business consultations to interested business owners and entrepreneurs. Longtime Pulaski resident and businessman Pete Crawford has agreed to work with Pulaski on Main to provide confidential business advice to those looking to start a business in the city or existing traders looking to expand.
Pulaski on Main unveiled its renovated office at 83 W. Main St. in early October and will be open Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. POM will promote upcoming community events, business incentive programs and local partner resource opportunities.
Crawford graduated from Virginia Tech in 1961 and worked in a CPA office for five years before starting his 36-year tenure at Coleman Furniture, which was later acquired by Pulaski Furniture.
Crawford retired from that company as Senior Vice President in 2002. He served on the Pulaski County Board of Directors from 1992 to 1995, as well as many other boards, including the District Commission of New River Valley Planning, Pulaski County IDA, Pulaski County PSA and Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.
Crawford served on Pulaski City Council from 1982 to 1990, during which time he was chairman of the finance committee. During his tenure on city council, Crawford pushed for the growth of the city.
“Downtown has always been a challenge,” says Crawford, “but with Shelor’s investments and the opening of new businesses in the business district, the city has the best opportunity in years to move forward. It’s time to push hard and see the city living up to its potential.