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Open houses to share info for small-business owners, entrepreneurs

From Illinois Business Journal news services

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center, in partnership with SCORE and others, is holding open houses for small-business owners and entrepreneurs at two locations.

The first will take place at the City of Columbia, Tuesday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 208 S. Rapp Ave. The city is a sponsor.

The second will occur at the Bond County Health Department, 1520 S. Fourth St., Greenville, on Thursday, June 4, during the same hours. The latter is being held in partnership with Kaskaskia College, the city of Greenville and the Chamber of Greenville.

Small-business counselors will be available to take business questions, discuss growth opportunities and offer potential resources.

People are welcome to stop in during the open house hours, but if they prefer a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a counselor, they can contact:

– Jackie Hausmann,, (618) 281-7144 ext. 106, or Nancy Long at, (618) 281-7144 ext. 134; or

– Adam Stroud, economic development coordinator, at or (618) 644-1644 ext. 230.

Other questions may be directed to SBDC, (618) 650-2929.

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