Event series to provide information and training to area small business owners

Baton Rouge, La. (February 21, 2019) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced the launch of its Small Business Series, an initiative of its Economic Competitiveness department created to provide area small business owners and entrepreneurs with local business resources and training.

The eight-session series will take place throughout the year at the David E. Roberts Center for Economic Development and will include informational workshops and trainings presented by local small business resource organizations.

“We want to help small businesses compete, thrive, and grow,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. “This new event series will provide tips on cutting edge business practices and access to resources that will help the area’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, managers, and staff in their daily work. It also will showcase the new Roberts Center for Economic Development as a venue where business owners gain opportunities to meet and network with their peers.”

The first event will be held Thursday, March 7 at the David E. Roberts Center for Economic Development from 8 – 9 a.m. Attendees will hear from Tamara Sabine about the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Small Business Employee Training (SBET) program. The event is free and open to the public.

To register or find more information on the upcoming small business series sessions, visit brac.org/events.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.

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