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Cedar Valley MyEntreNet EntreBash! — a networking event for small-business owners and community members — to be held Oct. 6

September 15, 2011

Courtney Schwitzer, communications coordinator, UNI Regional Business Center/Small Business Development Center, 319-273-4335
Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Small-business owners and those interested in starting a business are invited to attend EntreBash! from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at the George Washington Carver Academy School, 1505 Logan Ave. in Waterloo. Admission is free.

EntreBash!, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center, Waterloo Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation and Iowans for Social and Economic Development, is a networking event with the added opportunity for small-business owners and entrepreneurs to gather information important for their business or start-up. During the event attendees can visit exhibitor booths, which represent small businesses in the Cedar Valley. Attendees also can speak directly with UNI business advisers to receive information and referrals to individuals and organizations for assistance with obtaining financing, increasing sales, doing business on the Web, reducing costs, finding new markets and other business services. 

"EntreBash! is a complementary component of MyEntreNet, an online community of more than 10,000 Iowa small-business owners. It's a widely popular site where entrepreneurs can check out other business owners, receive free market research from Iowa's Business Concierge, attend hundreds of webinars, find grants, loans and other sources of capital in our new database, and get personal introductions to people and business programs in the state," said Maureen Collins-Williams, director of the UNI Regional Business Center. 

"At this year's EntreBash! we will have UNI business experts on hand, and we welcome new faces, as well as those who've attended previous events. Check out the experts in person or come let us help you get set up online at EntreBash!"

EntreBash! is one of many events and services hosted through MyEntreNet in the Cedar Valley. For more information, contact the UNI Regional Business Center at 319-273-4335 or visit