The next of several planned Blue Ribbon Business Resources Series events â€“ focused on offering programs relevant to current business topics â€“ will take place early next month and take a look at immigration law.
The goal of the Blue Ribbon Series â€śis to bring quality programming that is relevant to current business issues and present thoseâ€ť to both Greater Starkville Development Partnership members and the public, said Allison Matthews, the GSDPâ€™s vice president of membership and community development.
The series â€“ designed to provide events focused on a topic which impacts small businesses â€“ will include Power Breakfasts, Lunch and Learns and â€“ occasionally â€“ another special seminar outside of meal times, she said.
The series technically started with a special evening seminar on family business issues in August, â€śbut at this point, we are launching a series of events that are scheduled throughâ€ť September 2011, Matthews said.
The Nov. 4 Power Breakfast will feature a program entitled â€śSurvival Guide for Employers in the Immigration Law Jungle.â€ť The speaker will be Carol Armstrong of Armstrong Law LLC, with offices in Starkville and Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 8 a.m. at the TVA Customer Service Center in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. The cost is $10 for non-GSDP members and $5 for members.
Matthews expressed thanks to T.E. Lott for sponsoring the first Power Breakfast of the series.
Some of the next events include:
â€˘ A Nov. 18 Lunch and Learn at the Veranda focusing on the Chamber Plus program along with the current health care legislation.
â€˘ Another Lunch and Learn, this time at the Hilton Garden Inn Dec. 9, will provide information on the Small Business and Self-Employed operation at the Internal Revenue Service.
The series will continue with a national speaker in February and Power Breakfasts and Lunch and Learns in the spring and summer. Additional details on future events â€“ including the ones Nov. 18 and Dec. 9 â€“ will be forthcoming.
For information or to RSVP, call Allison Matthews at the GSDP at 323-3322 or send an e-mail to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.