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FGCU Small Business Development Center Hosts Bagels and Business at First Bank-Fort Myers
1/13/2002

FORT MYERS, FL - The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts "Bagels and Business" workshop on Small Business Strategies, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20 at First Bank, located at 11741 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers.

The workshop provides tips on what business owners can do to help their business with marketing and other related business information. First Bank is sponsor for the event and offers complimentary bagels and coffee.

"We are pleased to take part in this workshop and provide a place where business owners can receive resource information to better help their businesses," said Greg Blurton, First Bank Vice President and area manager.

Cost to attend is $20, and reservations are encouraged as seating is limited. Register online at www.sbdcseminars.org , or call the SBDC office at (239) 745-3700.

First Bank is an independent full-service community bank, owned and staffed locally by members of Lee, Hendry, and Glades County communities. Since 1922, First Bank has been servicing the needs of the growing communities and offers a broad line of retail and commercial banking products specializing in small business loans and deposit services. With assets over $200 million, First Bank currently has branches in Fort Myers, Clewiston, LaBelle and Moore Haven (www.first1bank.net).

The SBDC at FGCU has been helping Southwest Florida business owners though various opportunities such as free confidential counseling, workshops and seminars. The SBDC is located in the Lutgert College of Business at FGCU.

For more information, contact Small Business Development Center director Dan Regelski at (239) 745-3704.


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