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Citrus Economic Summit
Citrus Economic Summit
Staying Strong
in the Current Economy
Citrus Economic Summit
May 5th, 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon
CFCC Citrus Campus Conference Facility
3800 S. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, Florida
Agenda
7:30 a.m.
Coffee, continental breakfast and showcasing
7:45 a.m.
Introduction: Joe Meek – Citrus County Commissioner
and Citrus County Economic Development Council President
Small Business Tips for Staying Strong in the Current Economy
Keynote Speaker: Jerry Ross, Executive Director
Disney Entrepreneurial Center
8:30 a.m.
Break
8:45 a.m.
Uncovering and Using Small Business Resources to Stay Strong
Moderated by Josh Wooten – Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
Marketing Panel: Guerilla Marketing Techniques
John Murphy – Citrus County Chronicle
Keith Gold – Gold and Associates
Mathew Fiorenza – Finding Prime
Employment and Training: Finding and Developing Top Talent
Margaret Spontak – Workforce Connection
Vernon Lawter – Central Florida Community College
Dr. Richard Van Gulik – Withlacoochee Technical Institute
Questions and Answers
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Planning and Financing: Funding and Resources
Phil Geist – UNF Small Business Development Center
Norm Mangano - SCORE
Patty Silvey – Micro Loan Program
Permitting and Incentives: Navigating Government Resources
Brad Thorpe – Citrus County Administrator
Frank DiGiovanni – Inverness City Manager
Jackie Gorman – City of Crystal River Planning Director
Questions and Answers
11:30 a.m.
Final Wrap-up: Jerry Ross
Closing: Josh Wooten
Noon
Networking
Inverness, Florida is a city known for the Historic Citrus County Courthouse scenes of Elvis Presley’s movie, “Follow That Dream” in 1961.
Citrus Economic Summit
Staying Strong
in the Current Economy
Details
Prospective, current and expanding businesses from all sectors in Citrus County are
invited to attend the Citrus Economic Summit focused on Staying Strong in the Current
Economy on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the CFCC Citrus
Campus Conference Facility, located at 3800 S. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, Florida.
The keynote speaker Jerry Ross, Executive Director of the Disney Entrepreneurial Center
will address the topic of “Small Business Tips for Staying Strong in the Current Economy.”
Panel discussions from local and regional business experts will include the topics of
locating and using small business resources, marketing techniques, finding and
developing talent and navigating government resources.
The summit is a partnership by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, Citrus County
Economic Development Council, Central Florida Community College, SCORE, University
of North Florida Small Business Development Center and Workforce Connection.
Registration
Call 352-795-3149 or email [email protected] to register for the event.
There is no charge for the event, but registration is required. Contact Karen Dixon-Pulcini,
Business Development Coordinator, Workforce Connection, for additional information on
the event at 352-563-0469 or email [email protected]
Contacts for Citrus County
Citrus County Chamber of Commerce
www.citruscountychamber.com, 352-795-3149
Citrus County Economic Development Council
www.citrusedc.com, 352-795-2000
Central Florida Community College
www.cfcc.cc.fl.us, 352-746-6721
SCORE, www.scorecitrus.org, 352-249-1236
University of North Florida Small Business Development Center
www.sbdc.unf.edu, 1-800-450-4624
Workforce Connection
www.clmworkforce.com, 1-800-434-JOBS
Workforce Connection is a member of the Employ Florida network of workforce services and resources.
Workforce Connection is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are
available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers listed above may be
reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. If you need
accommodations, please call 352-840-5700, ext. 7878 or e-mail [email protected]
Please make request at least three business days in advance.

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