The City of Covington and the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee will host the forth installment of their award-winning Covington Business Resource Workshop series on Friday, August 15, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to noon (8:00 a.m. registration) in the Bogue Falaya Hall of the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue. The purpose of the workshop is to give local business owners the tools and expertise they need to help their business thrive, and to give potential business owners the resources they need to begin a successful new enterprise. This workshop, entitled Workforce Development, Retention, and the Future, will focus on the vision by our leadership from the national, state, and parish level on our future development for the workforce that all business owners need to be successful. Guest speakers at the workshop include:
Senator David Vitter
State Senator Jack Donahue
State Representative John Schroeder
Parish President Pat Brister
Mayor Mike Cooper
Louisiana Workforce Commission
SLU Small Business Development Center
St. Tammany Economic Development
“The quality of a workforce is a gauge for any successful business; retention and training is the future for business growth,” Councilman Larry Rolling, Chairman of the Covington City Council Economic Development Committee.
This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended, as seating is limited. Register at www.lsbdc.org. Refreshments will be provided by the Covington Business Association.