VERO BEACH, Fla., April 17, 2018 — Starting this month, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce will join other organizations nationwide to celebrate National Small Business Week. At a commission meeting held earlier today, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners officially recognized this annual tradition and proclaimed April 29 – May 5 Small Business Week in Indian River County.

To kick off Small Business Week, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce will host a free Small Business Resources Workshop in the chamber boardroom on Thursday, April 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 1216 21st Street in downtown Vero Beach.

Representatives from the Small Business Development Center, SCORE, CareerSource Research Coast, Small Business Administration finance office, and Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center will each provide an overview of the programs they offer to help attendees start and grow their businesses. Registration is required for this free workshop, as seating is limited. Call the chamber at 772-567-3491 to reserve a seat.

“Small businesses are the backbone of Indian River County. We encourage our members and our residents to support local businesses throughout the year by buying local whenever possible”, states Helene Caseltine, Economic Development Director for the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. “Providing access to the resource people who can assist small business owners and entrepreneurs is part of the chamber’s overall economic development strategy for business retention and expansion.”

For more information about the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce or locating your business to Indian River County, call the Chamber office at 772-567-3491. The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is a countywide organization representing the business community by providing services, benefits and leadership for positive growth and change.

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