Roane State Community College presents small business forum – Oak Ridger

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The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College will host an in-person business forum gathering small business owners, city, county and chamber officials to discuss resources and support for small business development in the seven counties serviced by the Oak Ridge TSBDC office.

The event is Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Registration is required. Contact for information. Seating is limited due to social distancing restrictions. The event is at Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus on Briarcliff Avenue.

The TSBDC Oak Ridge office serves Anderson, Campbell, Cumberland, Loudon, Morgan, Roane and Scott Counties, a news release stated.

Stephen Williams, director for the TSBDC office at RSCC, stated he expects a diverse group interested in developing and supporting small businesses in his service area.

“We’re all looking for creative and sustainable solutions to assist small businesses. The forum will provide a platform to highlight existing services and offer the opportunity to discuss specific issues in a panel discussion,” Williams stated in a news release. “I also want to thank our event sponsor, First Horizon Bank, for their support and interest in small business.”

In addition to start-up assistance, the Oak Ridge TSBDC Office provides existing business assistance including, but not limited to: business growth planning, government contracting, social media strategy, international trade, and sources of capital.

Confirmed speakers will be from the following businesses:

  • Roane State Community College
  • Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce
  • First Horizon Bank
  • RSCC Workforce Development
  • University of Tennessee, PTAC
  • Tennessee Economic Development
  • Three Roots Capital
  • TSBDC Oak Ridge
  • JSH Web Design
  • Plus, a panel discussion with the above plus, David Morehous of Morehous Legal Group.

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