By Sondra Brooks
Special to Frost Illustrated
The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce is off to a great start in 2013. After a successful first year in operation, we are actively engaged in fulfilling one of our objectives: to help businesses prosper and grow. The Chamber created the Microenterprise Development Assistance Program to help strengthen and develop minority individuals and businesses.
The first class of 2013 convened on Feb. 5 with 14 interested budding entrepreneurs. Participants must commit to eight weeks of business development training using the Foundations curriculum provided by Community Action of Northeast Indiana. Foundations is a business planning course for individuals who want to start their own business. This eight session workshop is an important step toward creating and operating a successful business and ultimately achieving financial security. The FWBCC in partnership with the City of Fort Wayne and CANI is pleased to provide this valuable training on all basic business requirements and processes.
Are you a member of the chamber? If not, you can become one. It is only $100 a year for an individual member which equates to approximately $8 per month, and $200 a year for a business which equates to approximately $17 a month. Visit www.FortWayneBCC.com for more information.
Sondra Brooks is FWBCC communications liaison.