Entrepreneurs Invited To Resource Rally At Dalton State

Friday, September 06, 2013

Entrepreneurs and small business owners from across Northwest Georgia  are invited to a free interactive workshop at Dalton State College Friday, Sept. 27.

The second annual event is sponsored by Dalton State’s Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship and the Southeast Industrial Development Association and highlights the importance of entrepreneurship to our economy and the many resources available to support new venture creation in our area, according to Dr. Larry Johnson, Dean of Dalton State’s School of Business.

“The theme of our workshop is ‘Growing Entrepreneurs in Rural Communities,’ and we invite all entrepreneurs, small business owners, elected officials, and economic developers to join us for a program that will provide them with a myriad of resources that are available to help launch and sustain thriving businesses,” said Dr. Johnson.

Workshop participants will hear from experienced entrepreneurs about the resources and opportunities that helped them start their own businesses and ways new entrepreneurs can improve the business climate in their own communities.

Dr. Marilyn Helms, Sesquicentennial Chair and Professor of Management at Dalton State’s School of Business, will present the lunchtime keynote address. Dr. Helms will share data on the importance of entrepreneurship to the local economy and how start-up businesses impact the Dalton and North Georgia region. She will also discuss entrepreneurial classes, projects, and the emphasis on new start-ups as careers for students in the DSC business curriculum.

The Entrepreneur Resource Rally is co-sponsored by the Dalton State College Foundation, Dalton State College School of Business, EnviroGuard, Inc., North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, and the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Supporting partners include the chambers of commerce from Catoosa County, Chattooga County, Chatsworth-Murray County, Dade County, Gordon County, Greater Dalton, and Walker County.

The workshop will take place in the James E. Brown Center at Dalton State College, and will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those wanting more information about the free program should contact SEIDA at 423/424-4243; those wishing to register can contact the CERE at cere@daltonstate.edu, or 706/272-4580.


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