Published on October 14th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Small business lender matchmaker event scheduled for October 22nd

Pictured above Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

Day-long workshop will address current lending practices and feature one-on-one lender networking

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Commerce, along with several partner organizations, will be hosting a small business lender matchmaker event on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Columbia, S.C.

The workshop is aimed at assisting small business owners with financing strategies as well as providing opportunities to connect with potential lenders. Small business owners will also learn from finance professionals on how to improve their business strategies and prepare for funding challenges.

Partners of the event include the South Carolina Bankers Association, Carolinas Credit Union League, South Carolina Small Business Development Centers, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, United States Small Business Administration, National Federation of Independent Business and Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

The event is taking place at the Medallion Conference Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, S.C. An early registration price of $35 will be offered until October 15th. Interested small business and lender participants can register online athttp://bit.ly/SCLMMEvent. Registrations made after the October 15th deadline will increase to $50. For more information, visit www.sccommerce.com  or contact Tessa Monahan at 803-737-1336 or tmonahan@sccommerce.com.

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgeston, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. South Carolina ranked first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Locatioin International reports in both 2012 and 2013. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012. For more information, visitwww.SCcommerce.com.



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