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FGCU Small Business Development Center and Florida Department of Environmental Protection to Host Panel Discussion on April 17
4/12/2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection will host the second annual Earth Day program, "Economic Growth and Business," Wednesday, April 17 at the Cohen Center. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program promptly beginning at 9 a.m.

The program will have two panel discussions featuring several representatives from governmental agencies reviewing local, state and federal environmental rules, statutes, and directives that can help or hinder smart growth. Agencies include Southwest Florida International Airport, Collier County Government, Lee County Government, and Big Cypress Water Management District.

Private sector panel includes a discussion of local, state and federal environmental rules, statutes, and directives that can help or hinder a company's growth. Presenters include Garden Street Recycling, Stafford Engineering, Green Ground Effects, Buckingham Farms, and HSA Engineers & Scientists.

There will be several display venues by government and nonprofits available for attendees to visit before, during breaks, and after the panel discussions have ended.

The event is free, but reservations are encouraged as seats are limited. To make a reservation, visit sbdcseminars.org or call (239) 745-3700.

The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University is a dynamic community-based resource, which helps small business owners take advantage of new opportunities to grow their business through a diverse collection of programs and services. The SBDC is located in FGCU's Center for Leadership & Innovation, the external administrative unit of the Lutgert College of Business, providing a unique collaboration between the College of Business faculty, students, and small business owners. The Center serves a five-county area and provides no cost business assistance through various partner locations in Southwest Florida.

For more information, contact Director of SBDC Dan Regelski at (239) 745-3705, or dregelsk@fgcu.edu.


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