Hicks Speaker For Walker Chamber's Monthly Membership Luncheon

Friday, April 18, 2014

The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center will be highlighted by keynote speaker Kinsey Hicks, program coordinator, during the Walker County Chamber of Commerce’s April Membership Luncheon which will take place on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 N Hwy 27, Rock Spring, GA. 
 
The Mission of the SBDC is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

During the event attendees will receive an overview of this organization whose services include consulting, continuing education, and research as well as a brief overview of social media for business.  
 
Ms. Hicks is a graduate from the University of West Georgia. She has been with the Rome SBDC office since May of 2013. Ms. Kinsey organizes, executes, and handles the marketing of all Continuing Education programs, teaches the Starting Your Own Business class, and promotes awareness of the SBDC through speaking engagements, management of our social media presence, and other public relations activities. She also creates new topics for classes based on what the clients may need or want. She is the first point of contact for the office; she provides clients with basic business information and resources to start or expand their small business.
 
The SBDC and Camp New Dawn will have featured spotlight tables at the event; attendees will be invited to visit with these organizations during registration and after conclusion.  Spotlight table hosts will be given two minutes to describe their organization during the program. Door prizes will also be sponsored by these organizations.

For more details and to register, contact Glenda Jones at info@walkercochamber.com.  Attendees may begin arriving at 11:30 a.m.; the program will begin promptly at 11:50 a.m.  The cost to attend is $15 per person for Chamber Members and $25 per person for non-Chamber Members.  Registration includes a meal provided by Camp New Dawn. Those wishing to attend must register online.  Registration will end on Sunday at midnight prior to the event and no walk-ins will be accepted.  Non-Chamber members are required to pay by Visa or MasterCard at the time of registration.

Follow this link for more information, http://business.walkercochamber.com/events/details/membership-luncheon-manufacturer-s-appreciation


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