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Banking Experts Provide Latest Rules and Regulations for Small Businesses at Monthly Networking Meeting

FORT MYERS, FL - Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) members and guests have a special opportunity to hear about the latest rules and regulations for small businesses from two banking experts during the organization's meeting 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 18 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero. The Southwest Florida SBRN branch is sponsored locally by the Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center.

Hosts for the evening are co-chairs of the SBRN Banking Committee Barbara Melvin, vice president/business relationship manager for Wachovia Bank, and Loretta Mathuschek, vice president of Business Development for Florida First Capital Finance Corporation.

SBRN members' cost for the event is $15 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $20 per person.

Following the presentation will be the Resource Network's monthly Network After Five social event where members network among themselves and exchange ideas for growing their businesses.

To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Tuesday, March 16.

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, SBRN coordinator for the Small Business Development Center at (239) 745-3700.

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