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EKSBDC to host ‘The Small Town Merchant Program’

Morehead State University’s East Kentucky Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Pikeville will host “The Small Town Merchant Program,” Monday, May 22, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The workshop will be held at the Big Sandy Area Development District at 110 Resource Court in Prestonsburg.

Retail and restaurant businesses are encouraged to join the Pikeville SBDC and National Retail Specialist Marc Wilson on May 22 to learn how their small business can grow and prosper.

“We believe small town retailers and restaurant businesses are the heart of our communities. Keeping them thriving is vital to our community,” said Michelle Spriggs, SBDC management consultant. “We are excited to bring Marc to our community and have him share his 40 years of experience in the retail and restaurant business with our area small business owners.”

The workshop is free for all participants, however, seating is limited and advance registration is required. A light lunch will be served during this event.

Training programs, sponsored or co-sponsored by SBDC, are available to all individuals without regard to race, color, sex, creed or national origin. Special arrangements will be made for those with disabilities if requested in advance.

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For additional information related to the Small Town Merchant Program, contact the Pikeville SBDC at 606-432-5848.or email at