Dane County Executive Falk: Announces Second Session in Minority Business Development Series on December 7th

Araceli Esparza, Office of Equal Opportunity, 266-3022

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and the county’s Office of Equal
Opportunity, together with the African American Black Business Council, the Minority
Business Council and the Latino Chamber of Commerce, are hosting the second
session of a Minority Business Development Series on Wednesday, December 7,
2005, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive,

“The purpose of the development series is to increase minority business
participation in Dane County and to share business ideas, tools for success and inform
potential new minority business owners on available resources,” said Falk. This second
session will discuss the legal aspects of starting a new business and there will be an
opportunity for minority businesses to network among themselves.

Our sponsors will open this session with a brief welcome to participants.
The keynote speaker, Scott Gray, President/CEO of the Urban League of
Greater Madison, will talk about realizing the value of your business. Mr. Gray states
that “as this community changes to include more minority folks or people of color, we at
some point have to give them an opportunity to succeed…and not just expect that
things will change.”

Attorney Stuart C. Herro, from the DeWitt Ross & Stevens Law Firm, will talk
about legal aspects of establishing and operating a business, in particular a limited
liability company. Mr. Herro serves as the director of the Family Business Center at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, and works with the pro bono
Business Assistance Program sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Please refer to the county’s webpage at www.countyofdane.com for more

If you are a member of a minority group and are thinking of or have recently
started a new business, you are strongly encouraged to attend.
Interpretation in Spanish will be provided. Refreshments will be served.