Summit aims to match Southeast Alabama lenders and small businesses

Posted: Thursday, 21 March 2013

TROY – Small businesses in South Alabama can learn about area funding resources during a Troy University-hosted Southeast Alabama Business Funding Resources and Assistance Summit.

The event, organized by the Small Business Development Center at Troy University and the Center for International Business and Economic Development, is scheduled for 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 102 Jamestown Blvd.

The event is free to attend and is designed to promote awareness of different business funding resources in the area. Each resource will have time to introduce and promote their funding products, along with their requirements and procedures used in lending decisions.

“In addition, the summit offers an excellent opportunity to network with resource representatives and other participants,” said Sandra Lucas, the SBDC’s director. “If you’re trying to start a business, expand a business , introduce a new product or service, need to improve cash flow or supplement your business’ working capital, this is an event you don’t want to miss.”

Co-sponsored by the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, funding resources attending the event include Celtic Bank, Community Enterprise Investments, Inc., Alabama and U.S. Small Business Administration, Southeast Regional Planning Commission, BB&T, Servis First Bank and the Southern Development Council.

While free to attend, Lucas said seating is limited and pre-registration is required by calling the Center at 334-674-2425, or via email at