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SWFL Small Business Resource Network Discusses "What Successful Small Businesses Need to Know About Health Insurance" at Monthly Event

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will host a networking and discussion event about health insurance success strategies for small business owners 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast University's Small Business Development Center.

The speaker will be Reggie Blackmon of Great Florida Insurance. He will shed light on current health insurance issues. There will be opportunities to ask questions and learn from the experience of other small business owners.

The evening begins with the Resource Network's monthly "Network after Five" social event where members and guests network and exchange ideas for growing their business. Cost for SBRN members is $15 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $25 per person.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 16.

The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) provides a reliable connection between seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. In addition to offering consulting services, the organization conducts monthly meetings that provide topics of interest to its members. For more information on the resource network, visit

For more information, to register for the event, or to get directions, contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator at the Small Business Development Center at (239) 745-3700.

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