Apr
17
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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May
15
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Aug
21
to Aug 22

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Nov
27
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Dec
18
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Mar
20
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

5 Steps to Financing Success

Identifying and securing the financing you need to grow your business can be a scary and difficult task when you don't know what to do. A winning funding proposal can make a huge difference between getting "No" and getting a "Yes"! In this seminar you will learn what you need and what to do before approaching a lender or potential investor to finance your business's funding needs. When you know what a lender or investor is looking for and the questions that they need answered, you will greatly improve your chances of obtaining funds that your business needs to start, grow and expand!

In this seminar, you will learn:

· To strengthen your financial situation

· To identify and assess the financial needs of your business

· To identify sources of capital

· How to prepare the essential documents for a lender or investor

· How to answer key questions to capitalize on opportunities

You should attend this workshop if you are a business owner:

· Who is seeking funding to start or expand their business

· Who is seeking to improve current credit position

· Who has been denied or turned down looking to increase chances moving forward

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Senior Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

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Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

This seminar is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new ventures. A business plan is much more than a piece of paper. It is your road map to success. The plan forces you to consider your entire business at once, and therefore maintain consistency in planning and execution of your business model. A comprehensive, focused, well written business plan enables you to control your business and its potential for success.

This seminar covers the detailed parts of a thorough business plan. Topics Covered:

• What is a Business Plan and what is it used for?

• Discovering your Mission Statement and Purpose

• Cultivating an Advertising Strategy

• Defining your Target Market

• Valuable resources to help accomplish your Goals

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Senior Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

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Feb
6
1:00 PM13:00

Business Certifications That Can Grow Your Business

Business Certifications give businesses access to opportunity in contracting, funding and grant programs. There are a variety of federal, state and local certification programs that can enhance your chances to not only get a contract but also to expand and grow! Learn how your business can benefit from CERTIFICATION as a Louisiana SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS. Benefits of free SEBD Certification include: Business developmental assistance, entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, industry-specific assistance and increased procurement opportunities. Learn more about SEBD and other business certification programs. Plan now to attend this free seminar to capitalize on great opportunities!

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Senior Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you drive around the parking lot.

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Jan
16
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association Meetings are conducted on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard Marriott, 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for “networking” from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:50 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Starting & Financing A Successful Business

This seminar will provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive overview of the steps to be taken to properly start a business, how to determine funding needs for the start-up, and the essentials of running a successful business. Seminar covers:

• Critical factors you need to know before starting a business

• How to officially start your business

• Preparing for business success

• Financing options available

• Valuable resources for your business

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Senior Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA, Nicholls State University College of Business, Fletcher Technical Community College

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you drive around the parking lot.

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Dec
18
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard by Marriott at 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or by emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for "networking," from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Dec
5
1:00 PM13:00

5 Steps to Financing Success

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Financing and Capital

Identifying and securing the financing you need to grow your business can be a scary and difficult task when you don't know what to do. A winning funding proposal can make a huge difference between getting "No" and getting a "Yes"! In this seminar you will learn what you need and what to do before approaching a lender to finance your business's funding needs. When you know what a lender is looking for and the questions the lender needs answered, you will greatly improve your chances of obtaining the financing that your business needs to start, grow and expand!

In this seminar, you will learn:

· To strengthen your financial situation

· To identify and assess the financial needs of your business

· To identify sources of capital

· How to prepare the essential documents for a lender or investor

· How to answer the key questions lenders ask

You should attend this workshop if you are a business owner:

· Who is seeking financing to start or expand their business

· Who is seeking to improve current credit position

· Who has been declined for a loan by a bank

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): Fletcher Technical Community College (310 St. Charles Street, Houma, LA), TEDA

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Business Plan

This seminar is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new ventures. A business plan is much more than a piece of paper. It is your roadmap to success. The plan forces you to consider your entire business at once, and therefore maintain consistency in planning and execution of your business model. A comprehensive, focused,well written business plan enables you to control your business and its potential for success.

This seminar covers the detailed parts of a thorough business plan. Topics Covered:

• What is a Business Plan and what is it used for?

• Discovering your Mission Statement and Purpose

• Defining your Target Market

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant; Co-Sponsor(s): TEDA

Seminar will be held at the old Fletcher Technical College in HOUMA directly across from the HOUMA Jr High School. SBDC Building is located on the other side of campus when you first enter.

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730

Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

Business Certifications that can Grow Your Business

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Managing a Business

Business Certifications give businesses access to opportunity in contracting, funding and grant programs. There are a variety of federal, state and local certification programs that can enhance your chances to not only get a contract but also to expand and grow! Learn how your business can benefit from CERTIFICATION as a Louisiana SMALL AND EMERGING BUSINESS. Benefits of free SEBD Certification include: Business developmental assistance, entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, industry-specific assistance and increased procurement opportunities. Learn more about SEBD and other business certification programs. Plan now to attend this free seminar.

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant; Co-Sponsor(s): Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus, TEDA

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730; Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Oct
16
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard by Marriott at 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or by emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for "networking," from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Starting & Financing A Successful Business

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Start-up Assistance

This seminar will provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive overview of the steps to be taken to start a business, the essentials of business planning, and how to determine funding needs for the start-up. Seminar covers: • Items you want to know before starting a business • Preparing for business success • How to start your business • Financing options • Resources for your business

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Business Consultant; Co-Sponsor: Fletcher Technical Community College

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730; Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

LA Skills USA Championships Planning & Prep Luncheon

Encourage skill development in high-school students by helping organize, develop or judge competitions in the 2019 Louisiana SkillsUSA competition, hosted by the Louis Miller Terrebonne Career & Technical High School and the Lafourche Career Magnet Center. More than 500 students from around the state will compete in 54 trade, industrial, technical and health occupations -- all designed to demonstrate skills and abilities needed for employment.

A luncheon meeting will conducted 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at the LMTCT campus in Houma, to discuss options for business participation and support. RSVP by calling 985-851-1163.

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Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Marketing for the Holidays

  • Terrebonne Folklife Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Marketing and Sales

It’s that time of year – the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. The time is now to reach out to your customers, bring new clients in, and boost repeat and referral business! Whether you have a retail shop, provide a specialized service, or work business-to-business, this workshop will provide simple, practical tips for closing out this year on a high note.

We’ll cover:

-How to leverage social media to engage new and existing customers

-Which promotions and special offers work for your business right now

-Best ways to drive response from your emails and social posts

-Easy strategies to keep your offers looking good on a cell phone or tablet

-How to create and manage a campaign for the holidays (it’s easier than you might think!)

-How to create a simple playbook to plan your marketing activities all season long

-What Terrebonne Parish has in the works for Small Business Saturday 2018 #ShopSmall

-How to capitalize on participating local holiday events (Ruldolph's Route)

-Most importantly, how to measure your results to get more out of your effort along the way

Speaker(s): Kim Walker, 5 Stones Media

Co-Sponsor(s): Terrebonne Parish Economic Development Agency, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, 5 Stones Media

Check in at 5pm

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: 985-493-2587

Email: jnguyen@lsbdc.org

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Sep
27
1:00 PM13:00

Cyber Security Summit

Topic: Managing a Business

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. And that includes your small business. The importance of cybersecurity, and having access to the tools and resources needed to stay safe online cannot be ignored. Small Business, Big Threat is a conversation on how to prepare for and protect against cyber security issues. At this workshop, business owners will be provided information on how to comply with regulations such as: HIPAA for healthcare PCI for credit card payments FERPA for educational providers

Speaker(s): Brandon Reeves, CEO and founder of BALLAST

Co-Sponsor(s): Nicholls State University College of Business, Ballast

Register today by visiting www.lsbdc.org, or calling 1-(866)-782-4159 DISCOUNTS: Company Discount: $5 Off when you buy 4 or more seats. $25 per seat. Discount provided to you by Nicholls College of Business, who donated funds to support the Nicholls SBDC mission! Nicholls Discount: Nicholls Students and Faculty can bring their colonel card to get in for $5. The Address listed is the main address of Nicholls State University. Please see map for the Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall, which is on the corner of Audubon and Ardoyne.

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Sep
19
1:00 PM13:00

5 Steps to Financing Success

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Financing and Capital

Identifying and securing the financing you need to grow your business can be a scary and difficult task when you don't know what to do. A winning funding proposal can make a huge difference between getting "No" and getting a "Yes"! In this seminar you will learn what you need and what to do before approaching a lender to finance your business's funding needs. When you know what a lender is looking for and the questions the lender needs answered, you will greatly improve your chances of obtaining the financing that your business needs to start, grow and expand! In this seminar, you will learn: · To strengthen your financial situation · To identify and assess the financial needs of your business · To identify sources of capital · How to prepare the essential documents for a lender or investor · How to answer the key questions lenders ask You should attend this workshop if you are a business owner: · Who is seeking financing to start or expand their business · Who is seeking to improve current credit position · Who has been declined for a loan by a bank

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant; Co-Sponsor(s): Fletcher Technical Community College, TEDA

This seminar is for any-stage businesses seeking financing from banks, or other lenders for business startup, expansion or growth!

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730; Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard by Marriott at 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or by emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for "networking," from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Business Plan

This seminar is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new ventures. A business plan is much more than a piece of paper. It is your roadmap to success. The plan forces you to consider your entire business at once, and therefore maintain consistency in planning and execution of your business model. A comprehensive, focused,well written business plan enables you to control your business and its potential for success. This seminar covers the detailed parts of a thorough business plan. Topics Covered: • What is a Business Plan and what is it used for? • Discovering your Mission Statement and Purpose • Defining your Target Market

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, Business Consultant; Co-Sponsor: TEDA

Fee: No Cost

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Phone: (504) 831-3730; Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

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FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food
Aug
28
to Aug 30

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food

  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description:
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the de-velopment and application of risk-based preventive controls”. This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

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Aug
21
11:30 AM11:30

SCIA General Membership Luncheon

South Central Industrial Association meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Courtyard by Marriott at 142 Library Dr., Houma, LA. The meetings are a great place to network with about 200 people in attendance. RSVP is required by calling 985-851-2201 or by emailing christy@sciaonline.net. Meal price is $25.00 per person, payable at the door via cash, check or credit card. Prior to the membership meeting, there is time for "networking," from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The membership meeting begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.

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Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

Starting & Financing A Successful Business

  • Fletcher Technical Community College Houma Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topic: Start-up Assistance

This seminar will provide entrepreneurs with a comprehensive overview of the steps to be taken to start a business, the essentials of business planning, and how to determine funding needs for the start-up. Seminar covers: • Items you want to know before starting a business • Preparing for business success • How to start your business • Financing options • Resources for your business

Speaker(s): Jimmy Nguyen, LSBDC Business Consultant; 

Co-Sponsor(s): Fletcher Technical Community College

Fee: No Cost

Register Online; Phone: (504) 831-3730; Email: jmenyon@lsbdc.org

 

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