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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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FGCU Small Business Development Center Hosts 8th Annual Business & Breakfast Event Oct. 26

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is hosting the 8th Annual Business & Breakfast event, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26 at the FGCU Sugden Welcome Center. A continental breakfast will be provided by Costco from 8:30 a.m. to
9 a.m. The event is free.

This year's guest speakers include U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, Mark Schulte and Brandon Johnson of Fifth Third Bank, SBA Deputy District Director Jonel Hein, and President and CEO of GATES Construction Todd Gates. The speakers will share their experiences with small business owners.

The event also includes meeting with new and existing FSBDC certified business consultants with specialties in areas of international trade, local, city, and state contracting, QuickBooks, social media, technology, Web optimization, and Growth Acceleration.

In addition, attendees will meet banking and SBA representatives, hear what is available for lending to small business owners, and see what is new and what resources are available to small businesses in the surrounding areas.

This year's event is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, U.S. Small Business Administration, GATES Construction, and Costco Wholesale.

To register, visit or call (239) 745-3700.

For more information, contact Assistant Director for SBDC Suzanne Specht at (239) 745-3704.

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