Friday, November 7, 2008

River City CDC's Entrepreneurial Launch Meeting

You are invited to the launch of the Northeast Entrepreneurial Team
(serving Pasquotank, Perquimans, Camden, Chowan and Gates counties)

November 19, 2008
College of the Albemarle
John Wood Foreman Center
Elizabeth City, NC
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free with RSVP

Who Should Attend?
Any citizen interested in creating an entrepreneurial economy: Small business owners and entrepreneurs, business service providers, youth, educational leaders/teachers, elected officials, local government staff, local economic development, chamber of commerce, committee of 100, downtown development, faith community, tribal leaders, local nonprofits, lenders, private professionals (attorney, accountant, marketing), and community volunteers.

What is the Agenda?
11:00 - Welcome and introductions
11:15 - Our vision for an entrepreneurial region and summary of current entrepreneurship initiatives
11:45 - Building rural entrepreneurship support systems
12:15 - Lunch and networking
12:45 - Snapshot of the region’s economy
1:30 - Getting off to a good start
2:00 - Initial work group discussions
3:00 - Adjourn

What is the Occasion?
The Rural EDS II project will take a recent statewide effort, the Kellogg-funded Rural Entrepreneurship Development System project, to a regional level. A three-year award from the Rural Center is enabling the Northeast Entrepreneurial Team to hire a regional entrepreneurship coordinator to develop a collaborative ‘no wrong door’ regional system to serve would-be entrepreneurs of all ages, fledgling start-ups and promising small businesses for growth and success.

The event is free, however please RSVP to Erica Ramjohn or Angie Wills at (252) 331-2925 or email by November 14th.

November 17-23, 2008 is Global Entrepreneurship Week. Help us celebrate it in our region!

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