Largo, Florida, July 28, 2014 – On Thursday, July 31, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., the annual Pinellas County Finance Fair will offer entrepreneurs and business owners the opportunity to discuss their needs with lenders or just browse the lending options available for business growth and expansion.
“The Finance Fair is a convenient way for growing businesses to learn about the lending options and business lenders serving Pinellas County. This is our tenth year, and our goal is to save entrepreneurs time as they shop for loans to grow their businesses,” shares Dr. Cynthia Johnson, Senior Manager of Business Assistance at Pinellas County Economic Development.
Past events have connected more than 150 business owners with banks, community and alternative lenders. Leading Pinellas business lenders including Wells Fargo, US AmeriBank, Gulf Coast Business Finance, BB&T, GTE Financial, Morgan Stanley, Regions Bank, PNC Bank, Hancock Bank, Bay Cities Bank and 1st United Bank are confirmed as attending.
The Pinellas County Finance Fair is hosted by the Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development and made possible through the sponsorship of Wells Fargo, US AmeriBank, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Advanced registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. The Finance Fair is free for entrepreneurs and businesses. The fee for lenders to exhibit is $50. Advanced registration is required for lenders Please register online at www.pced.org/financefair
Event: Pinellas County Finance Fair
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: The EpiCenter, 13805 58th Street N., Clearwater, FL 33760
Meeting Room 1-453
Cost: Free to browse. $50 for lenders.
Pinellas County Economic Development works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to our community. Through investment tools, business classes, professional consulting services, trade missions to open new markets, and strategic partnerships, PCED fosters a pro-business environment and promotes the Ideal Business Climate of Pinellas County, Florida.