Local Businesses Invited to Networking Event

The Richland County Office of Small Business Opportunity is holding an all-day networking event for local businesses.

“Connecting Small Businesses to Financing and Contracting Opportunities” will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Richland School District 2’s Institute of Innovation (R2i2) and is part of the County’s Engage Richland series.

Small businesses can network and learn about available opportunities through various segments at the event. These include:

·         Lender Expert Panel: Banking representatives share information on lending opportunities for small businesses.

·         Vendor Village: Small-business leaders can go table-to-table to network with representatives of various municipalities and agencies.

·         “Power Up” Pitch Competition: Owners of small-business start-ups can pitch their ideas for a chance to win up to $1,000.

·         Matchmaking with Richland County: Businesses are matched with County departments that can use their services; they are then given time to meet with those departments.

Visit to register online. On-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

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Sharon Sanders is Co-Founder, Co-owner of the The MinorityEye. She is also a Digital Engagement Strategist and a Curator of information at The Minorityeye and the President of Clairvoyant, LLC which specializes in strategic communications and multimedia services. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University and she specializes in “Online Consumer Psychology.” Sharon provides companies with research and insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments…

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