The Gurdon Business Center continues to make good on its promise of bringing future economic growth to the community.

The Gurdon Business Center continues to make good on its promise of bringing future economic growth to the community.
Last Wednesday, the center hosted a meeting between Gurdon Mayor Sherry Kelley and Cathianne Watkins and Frances Newsome, of the non-profit side of the Little Rock Southern Bancorp.
What came of the meeting was a partnership that will help business owners improve their brands and branch out further in entrepreneurship, or as Kelley worded it, “dream to reality.”
The group will debut its first event, a free mixer, in March. Newsome will return to town and make herself available to business owners seeking information and answering questions. There will be snacks and refreshments, with the mixer being held in an informal setting.
Future meetings are expected to include information on how to get and/or fix credit and one-on-one business counseling.
“I’m very pleased that the Gurdon Business Center is affiliated with Southern Bancorp Community partners as well as Henderson State University Small Business and Technology Development Center,” said Kelley. “We want the area’s current and future business owners to be successful.”
“We want to be a factor in our citizens’ ability to achieve and maintain success.”
The center will hold its next seminar on Friday, Feb. 2, from 1-4:40 p.m. Registration may be done by calling Kelley at (870) 406-1396 or the business center at (870) 406-3515.