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Small Business Resource Network Hosts "Best Government Resources for Small Business Owners" at Monthly Event

FORT MYERS, FL - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) hosts a networking and round table panel discussion on government resources for small businesses, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast University's Small Business Development Center.

Panel members include government officials from several agencies. Each official will briefly explain the best resources their agency has to offer, along with information on potential growth strategies and educational opportunities. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions of panel members.

Warren Baucom, long time SBRN board member and business assistance specialist with Lee County's Economic Development Office, will facilitate the session.

The evening begins with the monthly "Network After Five" social event where members and guests exchange ideas for growing their business.

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

Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Oct. 19.

The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) provides a reliable connection between seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. In addition to offering consulting services, the organization conducts monthly meetings that provide topics of interest to its members. For more information on the resource network, visit

For more information contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator for the Small Business Development Center at (239) 745-3700.

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