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Small Business Summit Set

Small Business Summit Set

(April 28, 2017) A free small business summit titled “The Factors of Business,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Allen August Multipurpose Center Annex in Lake Charles.

The event is focused on helping local entrepreneurs and small business owners learn what it takes to build a successful business.

As part of Small Business Week, the summit will feature discussion on personal, idea, plan, finance and networking factors.

Scheduled speakers for the event include: Dr. Sherica Davis, president, Infinity College; Jerry W. Jones Jr., St. John the Baptist Parish; Dr. Kathleen Dorsey-Bellow, Lake Charles North Redevelopment Authority; Debra Lewis, First Federal Bank; Donnie Glyenn, Whitney Bank; and Ashley Collins, A Collins Consulting, LLC.

The event is sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at McNeese State University, LCNRA, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, city of Lake Charles, Sowela Technical Community College, LiftFund, Whitney Bank, The Lab Design Group, A Collins Consulting LLC and community members.

To preregister, go online at, or for more information, call McNeese’s LSBDC at 475-5529.