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December 2010Issue No. 6Hr

Cowlitz County launches BizNet

The spirit of entrepreneurship has expanded to Cowlitz County. On December 7, the Cowlitz Economic Development Council (CEDC) will present its first BizNet networking event. Co-presented by the SWWDC, the program plans to build on the success of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s PubTalk™ which launched in Clark County last December.

“BizNet is part of the CEDC's new strategic plan to focus on growing existing businesses and promoting entrepreneurship,” said Ted Sprague, CEDC president. “We are working on recruiting and retaining talent in the region and BizNet is the perfect casual format for people to get a taste of what we have to offer.”

During the program entrepreneurs will learn about strategies for marketing themselves to lenders. Scheduled speakers are Susan Hoosier from SBDC; Dean Piotrowski from Columbia Bank; and Brian Magnuson, founder of Cascade Networks. Like PubTalk™, the event will begin and end with valuable networking.

Sponsored by Columbia Bank and Cowlitz County, the event will be held at the Longview Country Club from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $18 and includes a drink ticket and appetizers. Click here to REGISTER or for more information contact Mary Brown at (360) 423-9921 or brown@cowlitzedc.com.

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