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Small business conference set

The Small Business Administration will host the Small Business - The State of Recovery Conference for area lenders and small business owners interested in learning about survival strategies for small businesses in the months ahead. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 11 at the Northern Lights Hotel and Casino in Walker.

Attendees be given tools to tackle the challenges of today's tough economy. Lenders will learn more about government programs available to them - ultimately helping their small business clients. Small business owners will learn new marketing techniques as well as financing options available to them. The Cass County Economic Development Corporation has been invited to share as a panelist and will also be presenting its work at an exhibit.

Registration is required in advance due to limited space. Register by e-mail at When registering, include the names of attendees, date and city of conference and contact information.

This event is free due to sponsorship from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Minnesota Small Business Development Centers, Northeast Entrepreneur Fund and The SCORE Association.