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SCORE offering all-day event for small businesses Thursday in Collinsville

The Southwestern Illinois SCORE chapter is offering a full day of networking and presentations free of charge to small-business owners throughout the region on Thursday, May 4.

scorelogoAttendees will be provided refreshments throughout the day, along with several resources and ideas they can take back to their small business and apply immediately to improve their bottom line.

The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a free lunch and learn, break-out sessions, business roundtables, attendance prizes, and complimentary welcome packets. It is being done in conjunction with National Small Business Week and the Metro East Small Business Development Center at SIUE.

It will take place at Lindenwood University Collinsville Extension Center at 1101 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville.

Presenters start at 9 a.m. on topics such as:
• Email Marketing – Bernie Rose of Constant Contact
• Human Capital: Key Trends & Resources – Deborah Bowman, PhD of Organized Performance
• Customer Acquisition – Jeff Morris of Helicx
• Social Media & Other Technology – Amy Thompson of Hy-Viz Marketing
• B2B & B2C Networking – Bryan Buesking of Alliance Technologies
• Small Business Risk Management Issues – Gerald Altepeter, Retired Professor/SCORE Mentor
• Stop Selling: Create “Buying” Environments – Ron Tanner of Confluence

Presentations start at the top of every hour, and no reservations are required.

“I truly enjoyed the diversity of topics at the 2016 SCORE Small Business Day. As a busy professional and entrepreneur, I was delighted to receive the many resources, new learning, and one-on-one networking all packed into one day. I also appreciated the hard work of SCORE, the SBDC and the host Lindenwood University,” said Deborah Bowman, PhD
Expert volunteers from SCORE and the SBDC will be on hand throughout the day to talk confidentially with small business owners and entrepreneurs on a range of topics they need assistance with.

If you can’t make it and need private small business advice from a SCORE business mentor, reach out to to connect with a local expert free of charge. You can also contact the SBDC at SIU Edwardsville at

More details are available at under the “Take a Workshop“ tab.

To learn how the Metro East SBDC can help your small business, contact the Metro East SBDC at (618) 650-2929 or

 – From the Illinois Business Journal

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