I met last week with Southern Bancorp Community Partners Cathianne Watkins (Grant Writer) and Frances Newsome (Business Consultant) from Little Rock at the Gurdon Business Center.

I met last week with Southern Bancorp Community Partners Cathianne Watkins (Grant Writer) and Frances Newsome (Business Consultant) from Little Rock at the Gurdon Business Center.
We are partnering together to offer small business support. The first program will be a very informal meet and greet, informational session on Saturday, March 10, from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Gurdon Business Center on Main Street. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event staffed by Frances Newsome. She wants to meet the area's current, future and prospective business men and women. Free food and refreshments will be available. Small businesses are the lifeblood of a prosperous and healthy community, we at the Gurdon Business Center want to offer up all the tools that are available.
Don't forget that this Friday, February 2, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. the Gurdon Business Center is hosting the Small Business Start Up Summit. This free program will offer an overview of the components that make and keep a small business profitable.
If this is either your dream or reality please plan to attend. There will be a free lunch provided by Southern Bancorp and free childcare. Call me at 406-1396 with questions or to register. This afternoon seminar will be hosted by Chelsea Goza from Henderson State University's Small Business and Technology Development Center.
Last week a family member came down with the flu. The medical professionals at the Gurdon Clinic were very knowledgeable and caring while providing comprehensive treatment. What a comfort it is to have topnotch healthcare just a few blocks away from home, especially when you're feeling poorly. The staff worked closely with the Baptist Medical Center in Arkadelphia and they offered blood work, x-rays, flu testing, diagnosis, prescriptions and treatment. It was a very positive experience, everyone was GREAT.
I heard on the news that the flu is at an epidemic level throughout most of the nation. If you have the flu, stay home!