Covington Business Resource Workshop Series continues August 15

Monday, August 11, 2014

By: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with the City of Covington and the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee, will present the fourth installment of the award-winning Covington Business Resource Workshop series on Friday, August 15.

The event, titled "Workforce Development, Retention, and the Future," is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

"The workshop is designed to give local business owners the tools and expertise they need to help their business thrive, and to give potential business owners the resources they need to begin a successful new enterprise," said Assistant Director of Southeastern's SBDC Sandy Summers. "This workshop will focus on the vision by our leadership from the national, state, and parish levels on our future development of the workforce that business owners need to be successful."

Guest speakers at the workshop include: U.S. Sen. David Vitter, State Sen. Jack Donahue, State Rep. John Schroeder, Parish President Pat Brister, Covington Mayor Mike Cooper, and representatives of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Southeastern SBDC, and St. Tammany Economic Development.

"The quality of a workforce is a gauge for any successful business; retention and training are the future for business growth," said Councilman Larry Rolling, chairman of the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee.

There is no cost to attend the event; however, pre-registration is preferred, as seating is limited. For more information, contact LSBDC Southeastern at 985-549-3831 or Online registration is available at

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