Buchanan to Speak at SCF Small Business Conference May 20

(Bradenton, Fla., May 12, 2011) – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan (FL-13) will lead a town hall meeting from noon – 1 p.m., Friday, May 20, at the 2011 Small Business Growth Conference held during National Small Business Week and hosted by the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Small Business Development Center at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy., E, Sarasota.  

The town hall meeting, which is an opportunity for small business owners to discuss issues impacting their businesses, is part of a free one-day conference from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. hosted by SCF. The conference features seminars that address important topics for today’s small business owners including “Certifications for Growth,” “Growing Globally,” “Growing Through Traditional and New Media Marketing Strategies,” and “Financing Growth.” Speakers include SBDC certified business analysts Maria Yepes, Bill McKown, Jim Parrish, Marty Zients, Art Mahoney, Dave Noel, and Wayne Brass.

For more information or to register, visit or call 941-408-1412.

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