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Starting Out - Chamber New Business 101 Class

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The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce will host four sessions that will help businesses finalize their business plans and gain valuable information from city and county ombudsmen, bank officials, marketing professionals and local business mentors before opening their doors. All new businesses that complete the courses will receive a complimentary 6 month chamber membership, as well as a SCORE mentor to assist them in their business venture. The course will also help new applicants by feeding them in to the chamber programs that will most benefit their prospective business. *Current session full, please watch for the next one to be posted*

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Class Information:
Oct 25, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Nov 1, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Nov 8, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Nov 15, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost to Attend:
FREE, current session full.

Class Location:
Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce
35 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

For more information contact:
Darla Sechrest Pettaway
Chief Development Officer
(863)688-8551 ext. 228
dsechrest@lakelandchamber.com

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