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Meet the Bankers Conference at MCC Lakewood Ranch

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 12, 2006) - Small business owners can learn about available financing from area bankers in a Meet the Bankers Conference from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, at Manatee Community College (MCC) MCC Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East.  MCC's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting the conference and the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County will provide information about economic trends.

Area bankers will discuss products, loan financing, checking accounts, credit cards and more in a panel discussion. Business owners can find out what bankers look for  when reviewing loan applications and increase their chances of getting a loan. One-on-one discussions will be held after the panel presentation. The fee is $35.

The SBDC serves as a hub for specialized education and information services for new and existing businesses in Sarasota and Manatee counties.  Services include confidential, free one-on-one counseling for individuals who may want to start a business and small businesses that face a unique business challenge. 

For more information, call Gerry Martin at (941) 408-1412.

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