Sunday, February 7, 2010

Small Business "Boot Camp"

Below is a release about the first ever Small Business "Boot Camp", sponsored by Bayer MaterialScience in partnership with the Licking County Community Leadership 2010 class:

Newark, Ohio, February 8, 2010—Bayer MaterialScience LLC will co-sponsor the inaugural Licking County Small Business “Boot Camp” Wednesday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at Opportunity Links—the one-stop employment and training center located at 998 E Main Street in Newark, Ohio..

The goal of the “boot camp” is to provide prospective business owners with the necessary tools, resources and support materials to establish a business in Licking County. This includes access to lawyers, realtors and other valuable players, who will share helpful tips for starting and running a small business. The “boot camp” is also intended to serve as a resource for local entrepreneurs looking to improve existing businesses.

“Bayer MaterialScience is a strong supporter of creating new business opportunities that benefit the community as a whole,” said Alan Masters, Human Resources Manager, who also represents Bayer MaterialScience on Licking County’s Community Leadership Program. “By tapping into the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in our own backyard, we hope to create new jobs and promote economic development throughout Licking County.”

The “boot camp” is free to the public. If you desire additional information, please call 740-964-2007.

Other participating co-sponsors include: the Licking County Community Leadership Class of 2010, the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Successful Ventures, Inc., and Opportunity Links.

The small business “boot camp” is one of many positive initiatives coming out of the Licking County Community Leadership Program, which Bayer MaterialScience LLC has supported for the past thirteen years. The mission of the program is to identify and develop leaders who will strengthen the community through active engagement.

The BMS LLC facility in Newark, Ohio, is known for its active involvement in the surrounding communities. Last year, the Newark facility received a Business of the Year award from the Licking County Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious honor is awarded to businesses that have demonstrated excellent customer service and active support of the local communities. The Newark site was named the winner in the category for businesses with more than 100 employees.

- Posted by Cheri

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