August 01, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center  (SBDC) will host a 29th anniversary luncheon, "Growing Small Businesses," Monday, Aug. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

Speakers who will share the stories of their success include: Lori Laniewski, owner of Touché edi, winner of the 2007 Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone Business Plan contest; Betsy Kramer, owner, Cash in Clutter; Jeff Sheaffer, Stahl/Sheaffer Engineering LLC; and Bruce Platusich, Mill Race Consulting.

Other speakers are Rep. Russ Fairchild (R-85); Arnie Kriner on behalf of Sen. Roger Madigan (R-23); and Dee Kaplan, the new Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary for Business Assistance.

Kaplan was appointed June 4 to the position, where she is charged with enhancing the entrepreneurial vitality of the Commonwealth to encourage the creation, expansion and retention of successful minority-owned and small businesses. She works closely with local municipalities, economic development organizations and businesses to identify the potential for growth.

The fee for this luncheon is $10. Seating is limited. Registration is required by noon Aug. 3. To register, call the SBDC at 570- 577-1249, email, or register online at

View the complete SBDC seminar schedule at

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Posted Aug. 1, 2007