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Franchise Fair! April 26th hosted by St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC)

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Dear Friends,

Recently there has been recognition in the national media for St. Louis as a great place to do business.  Building on this exposure, SLDC is bringing the International Franchise Association based in Washington D. C., to our city on April 26th for a Franchise Fair.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would distribute the attached flyer to those in your business networks.  Also your attendance would be welcomed.  The franchise industry is a 2.1 trillion dollar revenue generator in America, and provides millions of jobs.  St. Louis intends to compete for our share of those dollars, and employment opportunities for our residents.

2012 Franchise Seminar for Minorities and Women.

When:                          Thursday, April 26, 2012

Time:                            8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location:                      Harris Stowe State University Anheuser-Busch School of Business–5707 Wilson Ave. St. Louis Mo.

Who Should Attend:   Those interested in finding out more about funding and technical assistance related to franchise ownership.
Those seeking to provide services or products to franchise owners accounting, legal, office, insurance, etc.
Those interested in talking to national franchise owners about locating in their area.
Those looking for opportunities in the construction of franchise locations.

Registration Fee:       $25.00 includes continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials (normally $150.00 value)

For More Information: Open the attached flyer. SLDC Franchise Fair (click here to view the flier)

If they have questions regarding the event contact Dorothy Jones, St. Louis Development Corporation 622-3400 ext. 305

Thank you very much,

Howard Hayes
622-3400 ext. 308

Howard Hayes
Director Minority Business Development
St. Louis Development Corporation
1015 Locust Street
Suite 1200
St. Louis, Mo 63101
314-622-3400       ext. 308 (office)
314-231-2341 (fax)

Parents as Entrepreneurs- Phase 1 Video

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Phase 1 of CAAAB’s Parents as Entrepreneurs program ended in May.  A total of seven Clay Elementary School parents graduated out of this eight week rigorous entrepreneurship and business development training. CAAAB hosted a grand graduation party for the parents. Equally involved in the process were their children who attended all the 16 classes over the eight week period. While their parents were taking classes they were being attended by volunteer tutors who not just helped them with home work but also engaged them in various arts, music, and strategy building activities. The excitement and enthusiasm that filled the children’s faces when their parents received the Parents as Entrepreneurs Phase 1 graduation certificate, was a moment of accomplishment for CAAAB. The video below captures some of the activities and outcomes achieved in Phase 1 of the Parents as Entrepreneurs program. Please enjoy!

Parents as Entrepreneurs (click on the link for video)