Enterprise Center Open House to Feature Small Businesses
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Summary: The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center will open its doors Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the conversion of the former Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club gymnasium at 1922 S. Martin Luther King Drive into a conference center and meeting space.
The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center will open its doors Saturday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the conversion of the former Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club gymnasium at 1922 South Martin Luther King Drive into a conference center and meeting space.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will provide an opportunity to view the new space and to learn about some of the businesses that currently are housed in The Enterprise Center.
"While we are celebrating our opening and invite the general public to see this great new meeting space we are also creating an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses," said Carol Davis, executive director of the S.G. Atkins CDC which is the developer of the Enterprise Center. "This Open House will be a mixture of fun and networking with the local job creators being incubated at the Enterprise Center. These talented people are finding niches in the marketplace, operating a business, and making a living for themselves and their families. They are creating jobs at a time when addressing unemployment is at the forefront of our national agenda."
Eighteen small businesses, many of which are women and minority-owned, will be featured at the open house. Their offerings include home healthcare services, digital media production, information technology consulting, "green" business lending, transportation, and consumer products such as cosmetics, health and wellness, baked goods and jewelry.
The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center's adaptive reuse of space provides seating for up to 312 people for conferences, meetings, seminars, social events and other gatherings. The room can be set up for a variety of individual meeting needs and also can be subdivided to fit smaller group sizes and break-out sessions. An adjoining mezzanine is available for receptions and meeting space. The conference center also provides audio-visual rental and wireless internet connection. For more information, contact Carol Davis SG Atkins Community Development Corporation executive director at 336 374-6900.
Categories: Community Connections