|SOUTHEASTERN SBDC CONTINUES DISASTER RELIEF WORKSHOPS
HAMMOND – Business people
in a declared disaster area who have suffered damage to their business
or loss of sales from Hurricane Katrina may be eligible for federal disaster
assistance through the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program,
also known as the FEMA Business Disaster Loan.
The Southeastern Louisiana
University Small Business Development Center and area business and economic
development organizations are continuing to host a series of workshops
offering disaster relief assistance for business owners.
Workshops are being offered
Monday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 7, in Tangipahoa, Washington, Livingston
and St. Tammany parishes. The sessions are free, but participants are urged
to register. For more information, contact the SBDC at 985-549-3831 or
The workshop schedule includes:
-- Monday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-noon,
Southeast Louisiana Business Center, 1514 Martens Drive, Hammond;
-- Tuesday, Oct. 4 – 9
a.m.-noon, Bogalusa Chamber of Commerce, 608 Willis Ave., Bogalusa;
-- Wednesday, Oct. 5 –
9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Southeastern St. Tammany Center, 214 Koop Drive,
-- Thursday, Oct. 6 – 9
a.m.-noon, LA DOTD Federal Credit Union, 1620 South Range Ave., Denham
-- Friday, Oct. 7 – 9 a.m.-noon,
St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell.
Participants should bring
any available information regarding their businesses, including income
tax returns, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, damage descriptions
and proof of insurance. Businesses that do not have access to records
will still be able to apply for assistance.
Workshop co-sponsors include
the Chambers of Commerce of Bogalusa, Denham Springs, Hammond and St. Tammany
West; the Dixie Development Center, Livingston Economic Development Council,
LA DOTD Federal Credit Union, Hammond Industrial Development Board, St.
Tammany Economic Development Foundation, Tangipahoa Economic Development
Foundation, and Washington Industrial Development Foundation.