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July 23, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present the seminar, "Growing Small Businesses," Monday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Terrace Room, located on the second floor of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

State Senator John Gordner will be joined by Larry Siebert of Ben Franklin Technology Partners as guest speakers.

In addition, several small-business owners will discuss how their firms have worked with the Bucknell SBDC to improve their business.

Mary Ann and Mark Fleisher from AIM Advertising will showcase their Magic Prize Machine which was developed by the SBDC Product Development Center. Prizes will be given to attendees using the Magic Prize Machine.

Other speakers will be sole proprietors Danielle Duke, owner of Treasured Images, Selinsgrove, and Linda Derck, owner of Follmer Florist, Shamokin. Centerpieces designed by Derck will be presented to attendees.

This event, which is open to the public and includes lunch, is cosponsored by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Upper Susquehanna Regional Office; AIM Advertising; Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce; Central Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce; and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Registration is required. To register, call the SBDC toll-free at 866-375-6010, or 570-577-1249; email, or online at

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services, complete the online request at


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