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2011-06-09 / General Stories

Governor’s Small Business Forum Set for Giddings

Giddings Economic Development hosts informative, one-day forum for small business owners

Small business owners in the Giddings area will benefit from valuable information designed to assist them as they grow and expand their businesses at the Governor’s Small Business Forum “Solid Principles In A Challenging Economy” in Giddings, Texas; from 8a.m. to 2p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center. Giddings was selected by the Office of the Governor to be included in this statewide series of business-building events.

The Governor’s Small Business Forums are designed to educate the Texas entrepreneur and small business community on workforce development, marketing, hiring and managing employees, and training and growth opportunities.

“Small businesses are an integral part of the engine that drives our state economy,” said Gov. Rick Perry. “This forum will give small business owners essential tools to help their businesses succeed, provide jobs for Texans and strengthen the economies in their communities.”

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will present information on money-saving tools, the $2 million Skills for Small Business Fund, the Texas Back to Work wage subsidy program, and other programs available from state and federal workforce agencies.

Hosted by Giddings Economic Development Corporation the event will feature guest speakers whose business is to help small business. Other area event sponsors include Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce, Lexington Economic Development Corporation and Smithville Chamber of Commerce.

Advance registration; 979- 542- 2067; kdwgiddingsintern@gmail.com. Registration fee: $10 includes all forum materials and lunch.

The Office of the Governor has partnered with the Texas Workforce Commission and the Rural Capital Area Workforce Solutions as well as local chambers of commerce, business, education, and economic development organizations across Texas.

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