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SWFL Small Business Resource Network Hosts "Best Way to Get a Loan for Your Small Business" at Monthly Event

FORT MYERS, FL - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) hosts the third venue for the SBRN "The Best" series, Thursday, March 17, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the New Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport near Gulf Coast Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers, sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University's Small Business Development Center. Attendees will learn the secrets of securing loans for their small business needs.

The evening begins with the Resource Network's monthly "Network After Five" social event where members network among themselves and exchange ideas for growing their businesses.

The guest speakers for the evening are Barbara Melvin of Wells Fargo and Loretta Mathushek of Florida First Capital Finance Corp. As finance experts, they will share tips and techniques from their inside perspective. They will explain what lenders need to help small business owners, and will be on hand to answer questions throughout the evening.

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.

Space is limited and RSVP required. To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Wednesday, 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, coordinator at the Small Business Development Center at (239) 745-3700.

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