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October 23, 2011
The Herald-Star

SEMINAR: Budding entrepreneurs can get a spark of motivation to ignite their business at the upcoming Project Bootstraps seminar.

Six successful local business owners will share their business expertise at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Franciscan University of Steubenville's seminar room at St. Joseph Center. Now in its third year, the free forum will assist local citizens who own or are considering owning their own business. The seminar will take the form of a give-and-take discussion between the entrepreneurs and the audience.

Thomas Kelly, faculty adviser of the Students in Free Enterprise at the university and the event organizer, hopes it will inspire attendees to use their talents to improve the local community.

"Entrepreneurs and small business owners are the backbone of our economy," Kelly said.

Featured business owners are Bob Chapman of Choice Brands of Ohio; Arieh Ordronneau of Anytime Fitness; Nino Scaffidi, of Scaffidi's Pasta; Tracy McManamon of One Source Benefits; Rob Runkel of Rehab Plus; and Philip Rook of Professional Lawn and Landscape. They will discuss how they established their business, and how they maintain, improve and continue to succeed as an organization during difficult economic times.

The event, open to the public, is sponsored by SIFE, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Progress Alliance, the Community Foundation of Jefferson County, the Herald Star, and Valley Ventures Inc.

A second Project Bootstraps' seminar is scheduled for Feb. 1.

For information, contact Kelly at (740) 284-5806.

FORUM: An informational session is being planned for area residents who have questions about dentures, implants and other dental concerns.

The Basil Center for Complete Dental Care is sponsoring the forum, set for Nov. 3 from 6-7 p.m. at the Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg.

Dr. Mark Silbert, board-certified periodontist, will be the guest speaker.

Reservations are not required, but may be made by calling 304-737-3050 or e-mailing prior to Oct. 28.

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