Register by Dec. 5 for Western Women’s Business Center small business loan workshop Dec. 12 at ICC in Columbus

The Western Women’s Business Center is presenting a “Preparing for a Small Business Loan Workshop and Lunch” from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Polk Center at Isothermal Community College at 1255 W. Mills St. in Columbus.

Openings for this free event are still available but participants must register by Wednesday, Dec. 5 by visiting or or by calling (828) 633-5065, Ext. 102.

The mission of the Western Women’s Business Center is to provide technical assistance, capital and programs that reduce the barriers and serve as a catalyst to the success of women entrepreneurs in Western North Carolina.

The Western Women’s Business Center is a program of Carolina Small Business Development Fund, a statewide nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution with a mission to foster economic development in the state of North Carolina. Carolina Small Business Development Fund provides small business loans and business services to start-ups and existing businesses in North Carolina.

The Dec. 12 workshop is being offered free to participants thanks to the support of the Western Women’s Business Center, the Carolina Small Business Development Fund, Polk County Local Government, the Appalachian Regional Council, the Small Business Center Network and Isothermal Community College.