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Business Financing Fair – April 28, 2009

April 11, 2009

Tuesday April 28  1:00-3:30pm Lancaster Public Library, 125 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA

Business Financing Fair  

Are you looking to finance a new business, or are you an existing business looking to finance a business expansion?  While you might think that in these tough economic times financing is not available, in fact, there are many funding options you may not be aware of. The Library System of Lancaster County and the Duke Street Business Center at Lancaster Public Library are partnering to sponsor the 2nd Annual Business Financing Fair.

From 1:30-3:30pm in the 2nd floor Bates Auditorium & Gallery Area, gather information and talk to representatives from the following banks and financial institutions:

Commerce Bank, Fulton Bank, Province Bank, Sovereign Bank, Susquehanna Bank, Wachovia Bank, Community First Fund, EDC of Lancaster County, Interface Financial Group, U.S. Small Business Administration, USDA Rural Development, and SCORE Lancaster

In addition to the exhibits, mini-seminars highlighting various funding options will take place in the 2nd floor Windolph Room from 1pm-3:30pm. 

Kicking off the seminars, at 1pm, Dr. Antonio Callari, The Sigmund M. & Mary B. Hyman Professor, Economics and Director of the F&M Local Economy Center, will give a 15 minute presentation on the current state of the economy and where it’s headed.

1:00-1:15 – Dr. Antonio Callari, F&M College

1:15-1:45 – Andrea Giles – SBA, Philadelphia District Office;  Miriam Soto – Community First Fund/Pennsylvania Women’s Business Center 

2:00-2:30 – John Biemilller – EDC of Lancaster County; Bill Graham, SCORE – Lancaster City Micro-Loan Program

2:45-3:15 – Jeffrey Gatano – USDA Rural Development;  Rick Creamer – Interface Financial Group 

Admission free / Pre-registration not required

For additional information, contact the Duke Street Business Center at 717-394-2651 x131 (dsbc@lancaster.lib.pa.us) or Rhonda Kleiman, Library System of Lancaster County, 717-207-0500 x1225 kleiman@lancasterlibraries.org.

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