At the July 20 Council meeting, the week of August 12 through 19, 2017 was proclaimed Small Business Power Week.

The purpose of Small Business Power Week is to create a collaborative program where entrepreneurs in Ascension Parish can learn about programs, services, associations and networks available as resources to their small business. It will give small business owners the opportunity to learn from expert service providers and to network with local business and industry leaders.

The Small Business Power Week will serve as a launching pad to strengthen existing small businesses and to grow new small businesses to support the growth of a strong small business ecosystem in Ascension Parish. The partners in the collaborative include the Ascension Economic Development Corporation, Microbusiness Enterprise Corporation of Ascension, SCORE, SBA, Ascension Chamber of Commerce, TruFund, SELA Women’s Business Center, the Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Parish of Ascension, City of Donaldsonville, City of Gonzales, Town of Sorrento and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development.

The week kicks off with the grand opening of the MBECA LEAP Center on Saturday, August 12 at 9 am at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center gym. More information can be obtained by calling 225-445-1383.

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