Burlington County Freeholders announce small business expo on March 6

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and those considering growing their business are invited to attend the Burlington County Small Business Expo.

Burlington County Freeholder Linda Hughes has announced that small business owners, entrepreneurs and those considering growing their business are invited to attend the Burlington County Small Business Expo on Monday, March 6, at Burlington County Library Main Branch located at 5 Pioneer Blvd in Westampton starting at 6:30 p.m.

The expo will feature a host of presenters from local organizations.

“The Burlington County Small Business Expo is a great networking opportunity for anyone in the business community,” Hughes said. “Whether it is a small business, large business, nonprofit or those new to Burlington County, all can learn more about how to build their businesses and maximize exposure while building relationships and connections.”

According to Hughes, panelists will discuss the fundamentals of what it takes to sustain a business.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to learn and gain a greater understanding of financials, labor laws, state and federal regulations and requirements, marketing strategies, and much more,” Hughes said.

Panelists will include:

· Robert Palumbo, regional director at NJ Small Business Development Center at Rutgers Camden onHow to best utilize the resources of the Small Business Development Center”

· Joan C. Divor, Burlington County Business Services Librarian on “What resources are available at the Burlington County Library System”

· Robert B. Worley, senior vice president and NJ market manager for Republic Bank on What banks look for when considering a small business loan application”

· Mark A. Remsa, director at Burlington County Department of Economic Development and Regional Planning on “Small business loan programs and other resources offered through the County”

· Sheryl L. Paynter, lead lender relations specialist at U.S. Small Business Administration on “The SBA loan and grant program– small business loans, micro-loans, real estate and equipment loans”

“The event is part of an ongoing effort within the county to promote economic growth and to encourage more businesses to set-up shop here in Burlington County,” Hughes said.

The expo was organized by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Burlington County Bridge Commission.

The event is free to attend but registration is required.

To register email edcoordinator@bcbridges.org or call (609) 265–5055.

Complimentary light refreshments will be served in the Library Café area for networking with the panelists and their staff.