Dept. of Commerce: Minority Business Development Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Commerce Programs an Services

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MADISON – Minority entrepreneurs and business owners interested in learning about Commerce programs and services to help start of expand a business should attend Town Hall Meeting held by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) Bureau of Minority Business Development on Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Gray’s Conference Center, 6618 North Teutonia Avenue, Milwaukee.

“Governor Jim Doyle’s Grow Wisconsin Agenda 2005 calls for expanding the economic opportunities for minority-owned businesses,” said Commerce Secretary Mary P. Burke. “This Town Hall Meeting will help minority businesses to learn about Commerce business assistance services.”

The meeting will be moderated by Tannette Johnson-Elie of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The meeting will focus on Commerce loans, grants, certification, contracts and business assistance. Attendees will be able to ask how specific Commerce programs and services can be tailored to meet their business needs.

For more information, contact Ruby Brooks, Commerce at 608/266-8380 or 414/220-5365.