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The City of Fort Pierce will host the 1st Annual Lincoln Park Business Expo on Friday, September 7th from 11am-6pm at the Percy S. Peek gymnasium and Indian River State College’s Blackburn Education Center, located in the 3000 block of Avenue D. The Expo is FREE and open to everyone.
The Expo’s inaugural agenda is packed with presentations and educational workshops featuring noted guest speakers. Workshop topics include ‘City of Fort Pierce Tips and Tricks: Permits, Zoning and Business Tax Licenses;’ ‘Marketing Your Small Business;’ ‘Financial Management for Small Businesses;’ ‘Maximizing Marketing and Public Relations;’ Team Building’; ‘Non-Profit / Government Contracting’ and ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset.’ Expo attendees will receive gift bags. Drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the event.
A Community Pop-Up Shop for small local businesses to showcase their products and services will be open to the public from 4pm-6pm at the gymnasium, which is located adjacent to the Blackburn Education Center.
Nicholas Brown, D.B.A, Indian River State College Director of Articulation and Partnerships will present the Expo’s opening session with a presentation on Fort Pierce’s rapidly changing economy and demographics and what these trends mean for the Lincoln Park community and Fort Pierce.
Fort Pierce-based community pioneer Dr. David Washington, Director of United Servants for Youth, is the program’s lunch keynote speaker. Dr. Washington will discuss recent economic trends within the U.S. economy and how they may affect small businesses in the coming years, especially Lincoln Park and Fort Pierce. He will also discuss the circulation of wealth within small communities.
The Expo is FREE and open to everyone. Small businesses wishing to reserve FREE space to showcase their business in the Pop-Up Shop from 4pm-6pm must pre-register. To request registration information at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 772-467-3168.