SCORE and Wells Fargo to Sponsor The State of Small Business Conference on April 23, 2014
(SAVANNAH, GA) On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 11:00am to 1:00pm, the Title Sponsors; SCORE and Wells Fargo will present: The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS. Reports will be issued by 11 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to our Small Business Community. The FREE conference will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center located at 1 International Drive.
The State of Small Business is a yearly event where small business owners can get a true measurement of local economic numbers.
This event is free. Lunch will be served after the presentations. To reserve a seat please RSVP to SCORE at 912.652-4335. or online: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8vh3yuvc674ca71&llr=anwty5eab&showPage=true
TITLE SPONSORS: SCORE and Wells Fargo Bank
GOLD SPONSORS: Joe Marchese Construction, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg & Shawe, LLP, St. Andrew’s School, MSK Commercial Services.
FRIENDS OF SCORE: The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, The Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, The Downtown Business Association, Buy Local Savannah, The Creative Coast, Pooler Chamber of Commerce and The City of Savannah.
SPEAKER: Michael Toma, PhD, Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong Atlantic State University
TOPIC: Small Business Snapshot
SPEAKER: Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer at Gulfstream Aerospace
TOPIC: Gulfstream Aerospace and Small Businesses
SPEAKER: Paul Schneider, Regional Coordinator, Region 12 – United States Department of Labor
TOPIC: Work Force Development Challenges for Small Businesses
SPEAKER: Kyle Hensel, Area Director of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Savannah.
TOPIC: Securing Funding with Small Business Counseling
SPEAKER: Tony O’Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation
TOPIC: Small Business Access to Capital in the Savannah Region
SPEAKER: Chuck Mitchell, MSK Commercial Realty
TOPIC: Commercial Real Estate Trends
SPEAKER: Mohsen Badran, CEO of Goodwill
TOPIC: Identifying and developing reliable labor force
SPEAKER: Bea Wray, Executive Director at The Creative Coast
TOPIC: High Tech Start Ups
SPEAKER: Cindy Landolt, Revenue Director with the City of Savannah
TOPIC: Local growth
SPEAKER: Cristy Lawrence, P.E., Development Services Liaison, City of Savannah
TOPIC: Local growth
SPEAKER: Susanne Toney Assistant Professor of Economics at the College of Business at Savannah State University.
TOPIC: Economic Indicators
SCORE is a non-profit organization funded by government grants and private donations. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and small business counseling. SCORE members volunteer their time and considerable business expertise to help coach the next generation of entrepreneurs. SCORE boasts 370 chapters and 13,000 members nationwide. The SCORE office is located at 111 Liberty Street in Savannah, GA. Website, http://www.savannah.score.org. 912-652-4335.
ABOUT WELLS FARGO:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.