April 27, 2006

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a Bankers Roundtable luncheon for SBA guaranteed lenders May 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Refectory of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $10. Seating is limited and registration is required by May 16. To register, call 570-577-1249, email SBDC@bucknell.edu, fax 570-577-1768 or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

Speakers at the Roundtable include Jon Vernam, director, Bucknell SBDC; Daniel Sossaman, lead lender, and Dave Dickson, SBA Philadelphia District Office; Jim McClure, director of finance, SEDA-COG; and Bill Nayavich, director, Greater Susquehanna Valley KIZ.

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services, complete the online request at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

Created in 1978, the Bucknell SBDC is one of the first SBDC centers in the country and serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. In addition to SBDC staff consultants, Bucknell faculty, staff and student interns assist small business owners with enhancing their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars, and pre-business workshops.

Areas of assistance provided by the SBDC include accounting and record keeping, business startup procedures, business plan development, financial analysis, marketing and sales, human resource management, product development, OSHA requirements, and environmental management.

With the exception of seminars, the counseling services provided by the SBDC are free. Funding is received from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Bucknell University.

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Story posted Apirl 26, 2006

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