City to Host 5th Annual Business Summit and Showcase
The City of Lake Charles will host the 2016 Business Summit and Showcase on Thursday, November 10, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive. The event will consist of two parts: a Business Certification Training and a Business Summit and Showcase. This year’s theme is “Shaping Our Economic Future.” Certification Training will be held from 3-5 p.m. on the 2nd floor and the Summit & Showcase will be held from 5-8 p.m. in the Contraband Room.
The Business Summit will address various relevant topics, and the speakers will include: Jo Ann Lawrence (U.S. Small Business Administration), and John Matthews from Louisiana Economic Development (LED).
The Summit will also provide a great opportunity for small and emerging contractors to improve their businesses in the area of the 4C’s of business – credit, capital, capacity, and credibility, which are four major areas of focus highly considered by project owners, banks, insurance, and surety companies. A review of various Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs will also be highlighted for attendees.
Finally, the Business Showcase will feature booths and opportunities for one-on-one discussions with industry representatives, banks, and purchasing agents, among many others.
To register for this free conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carmen Gordon-Williams 491-1392 with your name and company, or you may call Eligha Guillory, Jr. at 491-9151 for more information.