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Giving your business the technological edge
Giving your business the technological edge

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a free Lunch & Learn Wednesday, May 23rd in the Chamber conference room regarding small business funding assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Herb Lawrence, Center Director for the ASU Small Business and Technology Development Center and Johanna Bach with the Little Rock District Office of the U. S. SBA will conduct a one hour overview of the financing assistance available to small businesses in the Independence County area through the SBA loan programs.

Bach will discuss the SBA 7(a) Guaranty Loan program, other specialty programs such as the Patriot Express, the SBA 504 Loan Program for Fixed Assets and Community Advantage programs for veterans and underserved borrowers as well as several new initiatives recently approved by Congress.

Lawrence will outline the services available to small businesses through the ASU SBTDC including the free consulting assistance services for help in preparing loan packages especially for SBA loan program requests.

Small Businesses in the area looking for funding assistance as well as area bankers and economic development agencies are encouraged to attend. There will be time available for questions and answers. Bach and Lawrence will remain at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce after the Lunch & Learn to meet individually with interested members. Seating is limited so please call the chamber to reserve your space today.

For additional information on the Lunch & Learn contact Angela Connell or visit www.mybatesville.org.

About The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce:
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce's mission is to advance the economic environment of Independence County. Since 1964, the Chamber of Commerce has been working on behalf of companies and organizations for the betterment of the community through a pro-business attitude.

Angela Connell, Membership Director
Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce