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Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

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FGCU Small Business Development Center Hosts Breakfast and Business Workshop

FORT MYERS, FL - The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University, in partnership with the NAACP, City of Fort Myers, Fifth Third Bank, and Lee County Economic Development Center, will host a free Business and Breakfast Workshop, from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, located at 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, in Fort Myers.

"The workshop is designed to bring together community leaders and business owners in a relaxed atmosphere to discuss business issues affecting today"s business environment," said Dan Regelski, SBDC Director. "We are very fortunate to host this breakfast for the fourth consecutive year with such great community partners, which continues to grow and show support to the business community."

In addition to the breakfast and panelist, resource tables will be available with valuable materials for participants to pick up and utilize in their businesses.

Attendees will hear from the following guest panelist: Dan Regelski, Director, SBDC; Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah; Councilmen Johnny Streets and Tom Leonardo; and Terry Cerullo, Regional Director, Bureau of Outreach, State Dept. of Financial Services.

Talks will include everything from starting your own business to doing business with the government. Now more than ever, business owners should take advantage of this workshop and others that the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers to the business community.

There is no cost to attend the workshop but reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited. Registration can be completed online at, or by calling the SBDC office at (239) 745-3700.

The SBDC at FGCU has been helping Southwest Florida small business owners for over 13 years with free confidential counseling, workshops and seminars. The SBDC is located in the Lutgert College of Business at FGCU.

For more information, media representatives should contact Regelski at (239) 745-3700.

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