Local First will be hosting a class for local business owners, “Business Collaboration – fostering a business ecosystem,” on March 8. At this 90-minute class, participants will learn about the benefits of working together and sharing skills. Examples of successful ecosystems that already exist in Springfield will also be given by Innovate Springfield executive director Katie Davison.

Two sessions are being offered, 9 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $30. Classes will be held at Innovate Springfield, 15 South Old State Capitol Plaza in Springfield.

Reservations and payment can be made through Eventbrite or the Local First Facebook page.