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AERN Provides Seminar in Chambers County

Mary Patterson, Elinor Crowder, and Mary Hamilton
Left to right: Mary Patterson (Director, AERN), Elinor Crowder (Director, Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce), and Mary Hamilton (Director, Bradshaw Library, Chambers County)

Mary Patterson, AERN Director, was guest speaker at a luncheon seminar in Lanett on July 23 sponsored by the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce. Elinor Crowder, Director of the Chamber, welcomed approximately 35 participants, including business owners and local officials, to the business luncheon. Ms. Patterson presented information about the AERN business resource center located in the Bradshaw Chambers County Public Library. She instructed the audience on the basics of writing a business plan, how to find sample business plans, and how to use census data, Household Spending and Best Customers to determine market potential. She also fielded specific questions on other resources in the center and discussed social media and website marketing.

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