Mayor’s Small Business Conference Speakers Announced

Robert James, President, Carver State Bank
Robert James, President, Carver State Bank

The speakers and agenda have been set for the 9th Annual Mayor’s Small Business Conference. The conference agenda is as follows: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking will start the day. Mayor Edna Jackson will open up following the Savannah Business Spotlight, which will highlight: Stan, Jennifer and Tim Strickland, River Street Sweets~Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. There will be three workshops. Workshop I: “Branding Your Business”: Jennifer Abshire, Abshire Public Relations. Workshop II: “Small Business Administration News”: Terri Denison, U.S. Small Business Administration. Workshop III: “Small Business Assistance Corporation News”: Stephen George, Small Business Assistance Corporation

There will be a Business Roundtable Discussion with Small Business Owners: Bea Wray, The Creative Coast, Davey James, Outback, Stephanie Lindley, Byrd Cookie Company, Ian Nott, Aetho, Travis Sawyer, Creative Approach. • Keynote Address: Robert “Bob” James, President, Carver State Bank and Chairman, Savannah Economic Development Authority • Mayor’s Recognition and Closing Remarks

The conference will be held Wednesday, September 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Savannah Civic Center. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by noon on September 25. To pre-register, go to businessconference or contact the Economic Development Department at (912) 651-3653. The conference is free and includes a continental breakfast, workshops and a networking lunch.

The purpose of the conference is to promote small business development and growth through networking and sharing of information. Workshops will be provided by representatives from the U. S. Small Business Administration and the local business community.

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