Elder-Beerman event to aid local non-profits
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.
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