WMU News

WBDC offers mini-expo for women in business

July 20, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The public is invited to Western Michigan University's Women's Business Development Center on Thursday, August 3 to learn about the businesses that receive services from the WBDC and to find out how the center's staff can assist other business owners.

The Women in Business Mini-Expo will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Federal Room of the Kalamazoo County Chamber of Commerce building, 346 W. Michigan Ave. The program, part of a monthly series of workshops offered by WMU's Women's Business Development Center, is free and open to the public.

More than 20 entrepreneurs will be on hand to talk with attendees about their businesses and their interactions with the WBDC. Center Director Pat Guenther also will be available to talk with the public about the free services her organization provides. As a special thanks to the businesses participating in the expo, WMU's Dr. Betty J. Parker, associate professor of marketing, will be on hand to critique their materials and offer marketing suggestions.

WMU's Haworth College of Business established the Women's Business Development Center in 1999 to offer support to female professionals and entrepreneurs through training, group and individual problem-solving consultation, current business information and networking opportunities.

For more information or to reserve a seat, persons should contact WBDC Director Pat Guenther by phone at (616) 387-2714 or via email at <patricia.guenther@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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