Aug. 30, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the seminar, "Protecting Yourself and Your Business in Today's World," Saturday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Little Mexico Campground on Route 304 west of Winfield.

The cost for this seminar is $20, which includes a light supper.

Registration is required. To register, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249; email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/Seminars.asp

Presenters at the seminar include:

  • David Burns, owner of Burns Tae Kwon Do, will present a course on self-defense for all members of the family. A graduate of Lock Haven University, Burns holds advanced degrees in multiple martial arts and instructor certifications from the American Council on Martial Arts and the Cooper Institute.

  • Will George, a technology support specialist with the Office of Information Services and Resources at Bucknell, will demonstrate techniques to guard family and business against Internet stalkers and hackers. A graduate of Penn College of Technology, George has more than 10 years' experience in Internet security.

  • Experts in intelligence collection Mark Kehler and Jason Berkihiser, intelligence officers with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, will teach how to recognize symbols and activities that may represent danger to family or business.

  • Members of the Pennsylvania State Police will advise how to recognize suspicious activity and when to report it as well as the scope of illegal drug activity in local communities.

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 http://www.bucknell.edu/sbdc/servicesrequest.html

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