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June 2019
Twitter Chat – How to Start and Grow a Business for Veteran EntrepreneursMonday, July 1, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm ESTIn recognition of the Fourth of July, the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov) will host a Twitter chat about how to start or grow a business for veteran entrepreneurs on July 1, 2019. Join us and industry experts as we share tips to help veterans and the military community start, grow and expand businesses. Participate/follow along with the hashtag, #SBAchat.  ...
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May 2019
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, offer a variety of free webinars and trainings to strengthen businesses and help them succeed. Below is a highlight of the free webinars that are available this month to businesses in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Avon Park, Florida as well as nationwide.The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors,...
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January 2019
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The City of Avon Park, with the help of the Highlands County Economic Development office and the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, has been awarded a grant of $971,500 to fund water and wastewater infrastructure improvements to serve businesses in north Avon park. The funds were awarded from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The project will include the extension of a 12” water distribution line for approximately 2.25 miles and an 8” sewer force main for approximately ...
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, offer a variety of free webinars and trainings to strengthen businesses and help them succeed. Below is a highlight of the free webinars that are available this month to businesses in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Avon Park, Florida as well as nationwide.The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volun...
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November 2018
A vacancy has recently opened on the Industrial Development Authority.  In accordance with the Board of County Commissioners’ Policy on Board Appointments, the Board of County Commissioners was notified of the new vacancy on Nov. 26. Currently, the IDA has 14 board members and one vacancy. The Policy on Board Appointments requires, “Approximately two months before any vacancies occur, the Department Head/staff liaison assigned to the committee shall notify the Board of...
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