News Release

Entrepreneurs Invited to Resource Rally at Dalton State

October 17, 2012

Entrepreneurial Rally
Among those planning the Entrepreneur Resource Rally to be held at Dalton State on Friday, October 26 are, from left, Dalton State President Dr. John Schwenn; Laura Sparks of North Georgia EMC; Kathy Johnson of the Southeast Industrial Development Association, Stephanie Watkins of SEIDA, Eunice Cooper and Dr. Larry Johnson of the Dalton State School of Business’s Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners from across Northwest Georgia are invited to a free interactive workshop at Dalton State College on Friday, October 26.

The Entrepreneur Resource Rally is co-sponsored by the Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship of Dalton State’s School of Business and the Southeast Industrial Development Association.

“The theme of our workshop is ‘Growing Entrepreneurs in Rural Communities’ and we invite all entrepreneurs, small business owners, elected officials, and economic developers to join us for a program that will provide them with a myriad of resources that are available to help launch and sustain thriving businesses,” said Dr. Larry Johnson, Interim Dean of Dalton State’s School of Business.

Dr. Johnson said that the workshop will include an interactive discussion with a panel of experienced entrepreneurs who will share their best practice and secrets to success. Information about financing opportunities and federal, state, regional, and local resources will also be presented as well as opportunities for networking.

Additional sponsors include North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation and the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Supporting partners include the Chambers of Commerce from Catoosa County, Chattooga County, Chatsworth-Murray County, Dade County, Gordon County, Greater Dalton, and Walker County.

Those wanting more information about the free program should contact SEIDA at 423-424-4245; those wishing to register can contact the CERE at or 706-272-4580.

Dalton State, 650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720
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