July 14, 2006

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center, (SBDC) will celebrate 28 years of growing small businesses with a gala event Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University. 

The event will include guest speaker John Dickson, Small Business Association district director. Other speakers will be Kurt Kissinger, president and CEO of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce; Robert B. Hickox, executive director, Milton Area Chamber of Commerce; Linda Sterling, executive director of the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership; and Charlie Pollock, vice president for student affairs at Bucknell.

This event is open to the public. The cost to attend the luncheon is $10. Seating is limited. Registration is required by contacting the SBDC at 570-577-1249 or emailing sbdc@bucknell.edu.

Created in 1978 and located in the Dana Engineering Building at Bucknell, the Center is one of the first SBDC centers in the country. Its purpose is to serve as an educational research resource for small businesses. The SBDC assists small business owners to enhance their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars, and pre-business workshops. 

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.

In addition to SBDC staff consultants, Bucknell faculty, staff, and student interns provide counseling services for small businesses.

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.

For information about the SBDC, call (570)577-1249 or email sbdc@bucknell.edu or check the website at www.bucknell.edu/sbdc.


Posted July 14, 2006


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