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Itawamba County initiates biz development week

Fulton — Business leaders, owners and entrepreneurs will tackle some important business issues and trends at the up-coming Business Development Week May 26-28 in Fulton.

Hosted by the Itawamba County Development Council, the first Business Development Week will give business owners and operators the chance to not only work one-on-one with experts in new emerging technologies and finances, but also learn from panelists and hands-on classes about how to better market their business and even talk about the challenges business and industry faces from the growing presence of women in the work force.

Aubrey Patterson, CEO of Bancorp South, will be the keynote speaker for the noon luncheon kickoff on Tuesday, followed by the opening of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Mobile Business Center. Working luncheons on Wednesday and Thursday will address the issues of how to compete with mass merchandisers, starting a small business and women in the work force.

Kristin Dykes, community development manager for the ICDC, said this is the first business development week hosted by ICDC but it comes at a good time for many.

A soon-to-be constructed shopping center featuring a Wal-Mart Supercenter could change the shopping landscape of this relatively small town so that was the reason for the special focus on competing with mass merchandisers, Dykes said.

Each day’s activities begin at 11:30 a.m. and the last session of the day starts at 6 p.m. All sessions will be conducted at or near the ICDC building in downtown Fulton. All sessions, including the luncheons, are free and open to the public “thanks to our very generous sponsors,” Dykes said.

For more information, call Dykes at 1-800-371-8642.


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