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The Macon County Economic Development Commission has announced details of the upcoming BizWeek 2012 to be held April 9 to 12. BizWeek is a celebration of business, industry and entrepreneurship in Macon County.

“The Macon County EDC and our partners have several events planned during this celebration,” said Tommy Jenkins, Director of the Macon County EDC. “Each event is designed to show our appreciation for all our businesses, both large and small, that are part of the fabric of Macon County’s economic community.”

The first event, slated for Tuesday, April 10, is an Entrepreneur Networking Night to be held at the Rathskeller in downtown Franklin.

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet and hear Pam Lewis, the Director of Entrepreneurship for the Asheville Chamber of Commerce.

“Pam‘s forte is working to support and attract individuals who either want to start companies or relocate their small businesses,” Jenkins continued. “We’re sure her remarks and one-on-one conversations will be very helpful to those budding entrepreneurs who attend.”

Then on Wednesday, April 11 nationally known speaker and author Tim Dannelly can be heard from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus. Dannelly will speak on the art of salesmanship.

“We’re appreciative of SCC for joining with the Macon County EDC to bring Tim Dannelly for our BizWeek event,” said Jenkins. “He has more than 40 years experience in the areas of sales, public relations and broadcasting and we know that anyone involved in sales can learn from this master of the art.”

The BizWeek celebration concludes on Thursday, April 12 with the annual EDC banquet, this year featuring keynote speaker Keith Crisco, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce. The banquet will be held at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall of Holly Springs Baptist Church.

“We are excited to have Secretary Crisco come to the area to share his insights on business and commerce in North Carolina,” Jenkins concluded.

All events are free of charge. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

You can register online for both the Entrepreneur Networking Night and EDC Banquet by visiting http://www.maconedc.com/.

To register for the Tim Dannelly seminar, contact Tommy Dennison, Business and Industry Training Coordinator for Southwestern Community College by calling 828.306.7019 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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