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Chamber of Commerce Update for September 13th, 2011

Patti Hagata, Executive Director

Chamber members should be sure that the Chamber’s information center has an adequate supply of your business cards and brochures on hand to promote your business throughout the year.

This is a free marketing service that is available to all Chamber members.

The Chamber of Commerce Community Calendar is the single most viewed online Calendar of Events for Lassen County. Please remember to get those event dates to us! If your business or organization has a special event planned please let us know so that we can add the event information to the calendar.

This is a free service provided to the entire community. For a complete list of events planned in Lassen County log on to www.lassencountychamber.org and click on event calendar.

Alliance For Workforce Development, Inc., in partnership with the Lassen County Economic Development Micro-Enterprise Grant Program, is offering entrepreneurs and small businesses that are located in Lassen County the opportunity to prosper from customized FREE training services.

The technical assistance is available specific to your business needs. One-on-one assistance and group workshops will be offered. To participate the business needs to have 5 or fewer employees (including owners) and meet income eligibility requirements.

For more information on the Next Step Business Development Training visit: http://www.afwdhr.org or contact Terri Hiser-Haynes at 257-5057. Samples of assistance include but are not limited to Advertising/Marketing, Time Management, Business Planning, bookkeeping/QuickBooks, and Customer Service.

In an effort to lower the impact of bad check crime on businesses the Lassen County District Attorney reminds you that the DA’s Bad Check Program is available to your business with recovery of bad checks.

If you have received a bad check and would like to take advantage of this service stop by the Chamber or the DA’s office to pick up a copy of the Bad Check Report Form. Bad check writers will face immediate criminal prosecution once the report and corroborating bank records are received.

You can send the Bad Check Report and rejected check directly to the DA’s office. Also available is important information on how to process a bad check and procedures you can utilize to help avoid problems. Contact Paula at the District Attorney’s Office at 251-8358 with any questions or for more information about the bad check prosecution program.

Is your business unable to qualify for a conventional bank loan? Or looking for more affordable financing? The Lassen County Economic Development Department has two financing programs available to local small businesses.

The Business Assistance Program offers attractive financing to both existing and startup businesses that can create or retain jobs. Terms are much more favorable than the private market. The Micro-Enterprise Program provides affordable financing for businesses with less than 5 employees.

This program offers low interest loans, as well as grants for technical assistance. For more information visit www.lassenbizinfo.com and look for Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund or contact Jenna at 251-2683.

 

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