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Rep. Purcell to speak at Small Business Summit
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The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will host its 3rd Annual Small Business Summit on May 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The summit will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Center at I-95 and Highway 21 in Port Wentworth.

The conference will focus on what some of our area’s most successful entrepreneurs are doing to find new clients and customers, lower their operating costs, adapt to changing markets, and succeed in today’s economy. The event will offer marketing tips for today’s economy, computer tips and how to get more out of your networking.

One session will feature a panel of advertising executives, who will give us the lowdown on the best ways to utilize media to boost business. The panel will include television, radio, newsprint, and cable.

Speakers for the day include state Rep. Ann Purcell, Marjorie Young of Carriage Tours Public Relations, Noah Yaughn of ARC Media, and Stephen George and Lynn Voss of SBAC. The advertising panel will include Stacy Jennings from the Savannah Morning News, Ira Rosenblatt of Cumulus Broadcasting, Steve Sharman of Comcast Cable, Karen Tanksley of the Effingham Herald, and a representative from WTOC-TV.

For Chamber members the cost is $25 for lunch or the seminar alone; $39 for lunch and the seminar. For non-Chamber members, the cost is $35 for lunch or seminar alone and $49 for both lunch and seminar. To have a booth at the seminar, the fee is $50 for standard members. A table for eight is $280 and includes a booth, lunch, and the seminar.

For more information call 754-3301, fax to 754-1236, web site: or email to: