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Elder-Beerman event to aid local non-profits

Jan. 09, 2014 @ 07:16 AM

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which includes two Elder-Beerman stores in the Tri-State, will hold its Community Days sales events on Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, to benefit local non-profit organizations and the Ameri­can Heart Association.

Local non-profit groups may sign up now at www.commu­nitydayevent.com to sell Com­munity Days savings booklets in their neighborhoods and online to raise funds.

Eligible Community Days organizations include 501C-3 nonprofit organizations and schools. Nonprofit groups sell savings booklets for a $5 dona­tion to support their group. The organization keeps 100 percent of the $5 donation.

The 2013 fall Community Days event raised approxi­mately $5.8 million by partici­pating nonprofit organizations.

SMALL BUSINESS: A work­shop on business fundamentals is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jan. 28, at the Rob­ert C. Byrd Institute at 1050 4th Ave., and is part of the West Virginia Small Business Devel­opment Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program “Three Step Jump Sta r t.” Three Step Jump Start helps entrepreneurs and small busi­ness owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential suc­cess by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency’s website, w w w.w vsbdc .org.

There is a $35-per-person fee for the workshop, and registra­tion is required at least two days in advance. To register, call Amber Wilson at 304-528-5616 or email amber.c.wilson@ w v.gov.

After completing the work­shop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessions. The WVSB­DC coaches provide assistance with business plan develop­ment, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.

Please send your busi­ness news to Ben Fields at befields@herald-dispatch.com.
 

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