SCORE and Wells Fargo to Sponsor The State of Small Business Conference on May 4, 2016

(SAVANNAH, GA) The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS, presented by SCORE and Wells Fargo, will be held on Wednesday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, located at 1 International Drive. During the FREE conference, reports will be issued by 10 area experts that will have 3 minutes each to present their information on measurable benchmarks relating to Savannah’s small business community.
The STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS is a yearly event where small business owners can get a true measurement of local economic numbers in Chatham County.
Lunch will be served at  11 a.m; presentations begin at 11:20 a.m. This event is free, but RSVPs are required. To reserve a seat please RSVP to SCORE at 912.652-4335
SPEAKER: Marshall Tuck, Corporate Small Business Officer at Gulfstream Aerospace
TOPIC: Gulfstream Aerospace and Small Businesses
SPEAKER: Brian Davis, Manager of the Savannah Career Center at the Department of Labor
TOPIC: Local Labor Statistics
SPEAKER: Tony O’Reilly, President of the Small Business Assistance Corporation
TOPIC: Small Business Access to Capital in the Savannah Region
SPEAKER: Rhett Mouchet, Associate Broker, Colliers International Savannah
TOPIC: Commercial Real Estate Trends
SPEAKER: Bea Wray, Executive Director at The Creative Coast
TOPIC: High Tech Start Ups
SPEAKER: Cindy Landolt, Revenue Director, City of Savannah.
TOPIC: Local Tax Revenue Trends
SPEAKER: Cristy Lawrence, P.E., Development Services Liaison, City of Savannah
TOPIC: Local Growth in Construction
SPEAKER: Charles Bowen, Corporate / Entertainment Attorney at The Bowen Law Group
TOPIC: Film Industry in Savannah
SPEAKERS: Michael Toma, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong State University, and Dennis Barber III, Ph.D., ‎Director, Armstrong Small Business Institute
TOPIC: Armstrong State of Small Business Survey Results
SPEAKERS: Michael Toma, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Regional Analysis at Armstrong State University, and Dennis Barber III, Ph.D., ‎Director, Armstrong Small Business Institute
TOPIC: Questions will be asked to the audience. Instant responses will be displayed on the screen via clickers.
SCORE is a non-profit organization funded by government grants and private donations. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and small business counseling. SCORE members volunteer their time and considerable business expertise to help coach the next generation of entrepreneurs. SCORE boasts 370 chapters and 13,000 members nationwide. The SCORE office is located at 111 Liberty Street in Savannah, GA. Website, www.savannah.score.org912-652-4335.
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, approximately 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs: and Wells Fargo Stories:
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