The City of Lake Charles will host the 2015 Business Summit and Showcase

on Thursday November 5, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive.  The event will show parts: a Business Certification Training from 3 to 5 p.m. and a Business Summit and Showcase in the Contraband Room from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme is “Shaping Our Economic Future.”

Eligha Guillory said of the event, “This event will provide a great opportunity for local small businesses to get the information they need to succeed in Southwest Louisiana’s growing economy opportunities for businesses.”

The Summit will also provide a great chance for small and big contractors to improve their businesses, credit, 4C’s and more.  A review of various Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs will also be highlighted for attendees.

Finally, the Business Showcase will include various booths and other opportunities for one-on-one discussions.  Be sure to bring plenty of resume's and business cards and be ready to network with industry representatives, banks, and purchasing agents, and more.

This is a free event, but you will need to register.  To do so email businesssummit@cityoflc.us or call 491-1201 with your name and company. For further details, call Eligha Guillory, Jr. at 491-9151.