Granite City, IL– To foster the growth and development of local small businesses, U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello, D-Ill., and America’s Central Port are hosting a small- business-development event in conjunction with Southwestern Illinois College on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
The event, called Grow Your Own Job, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Commons of the Southwestern Illinois College Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, located at 4950 Maryville Road in Granite City, IL.
According to US Congressman Jerry Costello, “I am pleased to sponsor this event for our area. Small businesses drive our economy by creating over half of all jobs and investing in the local area.”
At the event, representatives from federal, state and local agencies and officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be on hand to talk about how to create and develop a small business. Grow Your Own Job offers an opportunity for potential business owners to learn about the services that are available to them. They will be able ask questions and get answers to their business concerns and information on ideas.
Presentations will be made on topics including financing your business, marketing your business, business planning and the availability of small business assistance programs in the local area. Additionally, potential business owners will have a chance for one-on-one meetings with agency representatives to discuss individual interests.
The list of participating agencies include; the U.S. Small Business Administration, Madison County Community Development, Southwestern Illinois College, the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the International Trade Center at SIUE, the Innovate Venture Mentoring Service, SCORE, River’s Edge Enterprise Center at America’s Central Port, Justine Petersen, Southwest Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Center, Illinois Manufacturing Center, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, St. Louis Veterans Business Resource Center and many more.
The event is free and refreshments are included. If you are interested in attending, please call 618-452-8440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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