The panelists will discuss the benefits of community support and how a spirit of generosity is correlated with business success. They will share examples of how donations of goods or services, or allowing employees to volunteer on work time, can help raise a company’s profile, earn the community’s gratitude and develop a loyal customer base.
Panelists include John Horne, owner of Anna Maria Oyster Bar and winner of a National Restaurant Association Good Neighbor Award; Jacki Dezelski, president of Manatee Chamber of Commerce; and Trudy Moon, owner of Air & Energy.
This free event is sponsored by SCORE Manasota, Manatee County Public Library Information Services, and Manatee County Economic Development Division. The Friends of the Central Library will serve refreshments.
The Meetup will be held from 11:30 AM to 1 PM on Tuesday, August 28, at Manatee County Downtown Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West, Bradenton.
Registration is requested and is available at https://www.manasota.score.org.
For additional information, contact SCORE Manasota at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941.955.1029.
About SCORE Manasota
SCORE Manasota is a local chapter of SCORE. Over 90 volunteer business experts provide free, confidential business mentoring and business education services for established businesses and startups. Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year SCORE’s 10,000 volunteer business experts provide hundreds of thousands of free small business mentoring sessions, workshops and educational services to clients in 300 chapters nationwide. In 2017, SCORE volunteers provided 3.6+ million hours to help create more than 54,000 small businesses and 116,000 full-time, part-time and contractor jobs. For more information, visit www.manasota.score.org
About the Manatee County Public Library System
The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and two-time Innovation winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of its resources over 3.9 million times (a record high). Downloads of their digital ebook/eaudio/movies have continued to double each year, while technical training and computer assistance were up 16%. The 47,000 customers who attended their wide variety of informational and educational programs and events reflect an increase of 130% since 2006. For more information, call Downtown Library at (941) 748-5555, ext. 6307. For more information on Manatee County Public Library System, visit mymanatee.org/library and follow them at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @manalibraries. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit mymanatee.org, facebook.com/manatee.county.fl or twitter @ManateeGov
About Manatee County Economic Development Division
Manatee County Economic Development Division helps businesses with site selection, permitting, rapid response, impact fees and access to a variety of federal, state and local economic incentives. For more information call 941-749-3029 or visit mymanatee.org
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