Briefcase

LORETTO

SFU offers business seminars

The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center has scheduled two pre-business planning seminars for March.

The free seminars are for people who are interested in opening and operating their own business.

Topics to be discussed are feasibility issues, marketing, record keeping, business plans, legal issues, regulations/taxes and financing.

Seminars will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. March 7 at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, 203 S. Juliana St., Bedford, and from 5 to 7 p.m. March 27 at the SBDC 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto.

Preregistration is required for the seminars 48 hours prior to scheduled date. Interested persons may contact the SBDC at 472-3200 or by email at sbdc@francis.edu.

Farm bureau plans events

Blair County Farm Bureau and Nationwide Insurance will be hosting member benefits, pesticide applicators and safety trainings.

The first training will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. March 6 at West Central Equip­ment, Martinsburg.

The second training will be held from 12:45 to 3 p.m. March 7 at the Sinking Valley Grange Hall. It will be from 12:45 to 3 p.m.

The topics that will be covered are: safe chemical handling and application, pesticide labels and preharvest intervals, pollinators and safety sensitive areas, application claims and prevention, weeds and weed management and insects, diseases and management.

Reservations must be made by Feb. 26 by calling Gary Long at 684-5894.

MARTINSBURG

Women’s business expo set

Twenty female entrepreneurs will participate in a Women’s Business Expo inside Homewood at Martinsburg’s Givler Multicultural Center from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. March 30.

Participants encompass fashions and accessories, children’s products, commericial/home design and decor, bath, health, financial security and savory foods.

In addition to selling products and services, several presentations are scheduled throughout the event. Visitors can also enjoy a choice of soups and sandwiches sold by Homewood throughout the event. Expo admission is free to the public. The event is sponsored by Hometown Bank.

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