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Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network Hosts Monthly "Network After Five" Event March 19

FORT MYERS, FL - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) holds its monthly "Network After Five" event, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 19 at Estero Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, in Estero. The event is a monthly meeting for the Southwest Florida SBRN sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast's Small Business Development Center.

Meeting theme is "Why My Business is Important for Small Businesses in These Current Economic Times." Eight consultant members of the SBRN chapter will briefly share how their organizations help owners of small businesses.

Topics include executive coaching, organization, financial, information technology, leadership/motivation, communication, marketing/PR, and mergers/acquisitions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to share tips and learn how others have succeeded financially in the small business community. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet and network with attorneys, CPAs, insurance agents, business consultants, agencies, lenders and bankers.

Deadline for registration is noon, Tuesday, March 17. Cost for SBRN members is $15 per person for hors d’oeuvres, with cash bar available. Guest fee is $20.

The Small Business Resource Network is a statewide organization that provides a reliable connection between seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. 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 or go online at Https://

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