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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Area Workshops Available to Encourage New Entrepreneurs

A workshop will be held to encourage and help local residents who are interested in starting their own businesses.  The “Road to Independence” is a two hour workshop designed to provide resources and information for start up entrepreneurs. Topics include:  getting started, business plan importance, market considerations and available resources in the community.

Michigan State University Extension is hosting the workshop at two locations with The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce and The Branch County Economic Growth Alliance.  Mark Thomas and Joanne Davidhizar, MSU Product Center Innovation Counselors for Southwest Michigan are the instructors.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Michigan State University Extension programs are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting MSU Extension at 269-944-4126 by October 18, 2011.  Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

The workshops will be held October 25, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 57 N. Main Street, Three Rivers, and October 26, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Henry L. Brown Municipal Building (City Hall), One Grand Street, Coldwater, MI 49036.

Pre-registration for the workshops is required by October 20, and the fee is $15.  A copy of the brochure may be obtained from www.msue.msu.edu/berrien/, by calling 269-944-4126, or on the documents tab of this website.

Contact: Joanne Davidhizar, (269) 944-4126, davidhiz@anr.msu.edu or Mark Thomas, (269) 384-8061, mthomas@anr.msu.edu