NOTE: Postponed by weather, second CONNECT event is rescheduled for March 6

The program was to have taken place last Thursday, Feb. 20, but was postponed by bad weather.

The Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay and other local agencies presenting “CONNECT! Local information for starting and growing businesses” have rescheduled the second program in the series to 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St.

No-cost CONNECT! events in 2014 begin with a financial series and are presented by Advance, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, the Green Bay Packers Protégé-Mentor Program and Sam’s Club. CONNECT! events are planned with the SBDC and its Business Assistance Center partners SCORE and the Entrepreneur Resource Center at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required at (920) 496-9010 or

The March 6 CONNECT! event will kick off at 5:40 p.m. with networking and complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The evening’s discussion, titled “How Much Money Did I Make? Understanding Business Financial Statements,” will begin at 6 p.m. Led by Greg Gauthier, partner with Foxwood Associates, Inc. Management Advisors and an SBDC Entrepreneur Training Program instructor, the session will teach participants the fundamentals of income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements and cash management. Hard copies and electronic copies of the presentation will be available for attendees. Those who attend also will be automatically entered to win a business membership at Sam’s Club.

This is the second of three 2014 CONNECT! financial series events that have been presented, with the first having taken place in January. The final event in the series, featuring local attorney and UW-Green Bay alumnus, adjunct and past commencement speaker Timothy F. Nixon, will be presented Tuesday evening, April 22. There is no cost to attend.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. More information is available at or on Twitter, @uwgbsbdc.


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