NMSU’s Arrowhead Center to host 2010 Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Symposium

July 28, 2010 by Justin Bannister, NMSU News Center

Small business owners hoping to better understand the future business environment in New Mexico are encouraged to attend the 2010 Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Symposium Friday, Aug. 13, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

“This event is specifically designed for small business owners looking for answers about the economy, real estate prices or the effects of health care reform,” said Sara Pirayesh Sanders, entrepreneurship director for NMSU’s Arrowhead Center.

The event, titled “Small Business … What’s Next?,” will feature a presentation on the state of New Mexico’s economy, the commercial and residential real estate market and an overview of the Small Business Administration’s role in the Recovery and Reinvestment Act lending programs. Beverlee McClure, president and CEO of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry, will also discuss “Healthcare Reform: How It Affects New Mexico’s Small Businesses.” Bill Gilmer, vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch, will present the luncheon keynote address.

Registration for the half-day event is $49, including breakfast and lunch, and available online at http://2010bizsymposium.eventbrite.com.

This event is sponsored by NMSU’s Arrowhead Center, the Doña Ana Community College Small Business Development Center and the New Mexico Procurement and Technical Assistance Program. More information is available by contacting 646-7036 or npirayes@ad.nmsu.edu.

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