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TODAY: U.S. Rep. to host grant and business expo

Expo to feature many agencies exhibiting at Savannah Rapids Pavilion

Posted: April 23, 2012 - 12:45pm  |  Updated: May 2, 2012 - 7:50am
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Congressman Paul Broun

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U.S. Rep. Paul Broun will hold an expo today for people interested in grant funding and business loans.

The Grants and Small Business Expo is designed to let people seeking grant funding and business loans speak with government representatives about the application process and their programs, according to a press release sent out by Broun’s office.

The free event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans-to-Locks Road, Martinez.

“Whether you’re a small business owner or representative for a non-profit or municipality, this free expo is designed to provide you with tips and tools to help you succeed,” Broun said in the press release. “It is a great way to network with state and federal representatives, and learn valuable information for your business or project.”

Agencies planning to attend and present at the expo include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Georgia Department of Community Affairs; Georgia Department of Community Affairs Appalachian Regional Commission; Georgia Department of Community Affairs Housing Finance Division;  Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security; Georgia Student Finance Commission; Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center;; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency; and U.S. Small Business Administration.

For information, contact Caitlin Posey at (706) 447-3857 or

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Andrew Cowan

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Andrew Cowan

These business events are

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Andrew Cowan

When small or medium business

When small or medium business owners attend such business expo, they will be able to get plenty of networking opportunities. So they should never ever skip such events. However, it is also a great opportunity to showcase your products. For instance, if you manufacture custom engraved plaques, you should have a booth here to promote these products to the local business community.

Paul Ricca

People are interested in

People are interested in finding out more about the opportunities which are available out there for the small business owners. If they can get a financial backing then it is good. The business owners also need to get acquainted with modern technological features like CMMS system which could help them take their business to a new level.

Robert Harris

For all small business owners

For all small business owners this is a great opportunity and they should all attend this expo. However, when you decide to launch your business, you have to understand all the financial issues of the business such as NSF check collection.


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