Business Summit and Showcase set for today

By By Justin B. Phillips / American Press

The 2013 Business Summit and Showcase will be 5-8 p.m. today, Nov. 7, in the Jean Lafitte Room of the Lake Charles Civic Center.

The event will offer small and emerging contractors information on a vast array of topics to help improve multiple aspects

of their businesses.

Eligha Guillory Jr., assistant city

administrator, said the event is an easy way for local small businesses

to get the information

they need to succeed.

“It’s a one-stop shop for small

businesses, and they can get information on different programs and

initiatives that are available

to them,” he said.

The event will focus on how small businesses can improve their credit, capital, capacity and credibility — aspects that are

highly considered by project owners, banks, insurance and surety companies.

Those in attendance will have a chance to talk with industry and bank representatives and purchasing agents.

Workshop presentations will be given by state and local procurement agents and business leaders.