Central Bank to Sponsor The Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P)

Mike Durkin, President of Central Bank Southwest Florida, is proud to announce the bank has pledged $5,000 to Dress for Success SW Florida as sponsor of its Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P), on June 13, which promises to be the largest ever in this series of seminars for women who want to start their own business. In addition, Vice President Joanne Show will be one of many high- profile presenters at the day-long event.

Approximately 80 women are expected to attend the program, which will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 13 at the Holiday Inn Airport – Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers. It is open to the public, with a $10 charge to include two panel discussions, in-depth presentations by prominent businesswomen such as Joanne Show, lunch, networking and much more.

Central Bank is a long-time supporter of Dress for Success SW Florida, and Show has frequently contributed to the E$P program with her “Start-up of U” presentation, which offers important information on the essential steps of starting a business.

“As an independent community bank, Central Bank focuses heavily on the needs of small businesses,” Joanne Show said. “Empowering women on their entrepreneurial journey not only helps them achieve their goals, but enhances the economy and quality of life in our community as a whole. Dress for Success SW Florida offers transformative guidance to women through all its programs and we are proud to support its efforts.”

Other speakers include Connie Ramos-Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing, and Gail Markham, Founding Partner and President of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company.

The program will also introduce the launch of the “Entrepreneurial Circle of Support,” a mentoring partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Small Business Development Center.
The workshop is open to all women interested in starting a one-person business. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to register early. Please contact Dress for Success at 239-689-4992, jen@dressforsuccess.org, or visit www.DressForSuccess.org/swflorida.
About Central Bank

Central Bank is an FDIC insured community bank based out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota with 22 locations serving the Greater Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Southwest Florida. The overall strategy for Central Bank has always been to provide a higher level of personalized service than is generally available from larger banks. Central Bank delivers localized personal service combined with widely established technology-based services to provide convenience and easy access for its customers. Central Bank Southwest Florida takes an active role in the community by providing free financial and credit seminars to small business owners, business professionals and students. Florida branch offices are located in Fort Myers at 1520 Royal Palm Square Blvd. #100 and Naples at 4099 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 100. For more information call 239-430-2500 in Naples or 239-274-1900 in Fort Myers, or visit www.centralbnk.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.