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South Georgia Technical College

07/20/17 5:00pm - 07/20/17 7:30pm

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Are you thinking of starting your own business or searching for assistance with existing business? We are here to help! The Sumer County Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with Americus Main Street and South Georgia Technical College, to help make your entrepreneurial dream a reality. Join us on July 20th from 5:00 – 7:30 pm as our Business Development team hosts a ‘Start your own Business’ Seminar.

Participants will hear from South Georgia Tech’s own Wally Summers, Vice President of Economic Development, and Paul Farr, Vice President of Business Development. The SGTC Team will share their expertise and walk participants through the ‘Business Basics’. Topics include: writing a comprehensive business plan, proper permitting and marketing.  

The seminar will be held on the campus of South Georgia Technical College at the John H. Pope Center Weyerhaeuser Room. Registration is free, but space is limited. To register, contact Carolyn at the Sumter County Chamber at (229) 924.2646 or via e-mail at cwright@sumtercountychamber.com. Interested parties can also visit www.sumtercountychamber.com to register online. 

Business Development Division Launches
Small Business of the Month Program

The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of a new program, The Small Business of the Month, through its Business Development Division. The Small Business of the Month program is designed to spotlight a member business each month that does an exceptional job of serving its customers and the community. Jay Roberts, Chairman of the Sumter County Chamber, states “Small businesses are a vital part of our community and we want to be able to recognize them for their contributions. We feel a program such as the Small Business of the Month can help shine a light on a successful business as well as commend them for their commitment to the Chamber and the community.”

Companies will be selected based on the following qualities: customer service, reputation for integrity and honesty, supporting economic growth by bringing new business into the community, supporting the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce by serving on divisions and/or sponsoring events, and showing support through giving of time and/or donations to local charities, groups, and events.

Now, we want to hear from you! If you or a business you know makes a sustainable effort to strengthen our community through exceptional business practices and outreach efforts, please nominate them here or call Carolyn at the Chamber 229-924-2646 for more information.

The purpose of the Business Development Division is to establish a platform for innovative thinking and policy education to support entrepreneurial and business growth; and to provide increased exposure and opportunity through training, mentoring and networking. To learn more about the Business Development division and its program of work, as well as our five other divisions, please contact the Chamber at chamber@sumtercountychamber.com to get involved.