Jun 24, 2013 4:35 PM by MELISSA CANONE
The Iberia Industrial Development Foundation (IDF) is pleased to announce representatives from LSU's Business & Technology Center will be presenting free seminars focused on small business financing, marketing, customer service and much more in the LSU Mobile Classroom, which is coming to the Delcambre Library at 206 West Main Street, Delcambre, Louisiana on Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
This announcement is made in partnership with LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, Acadiana Regional Development District, Port of Delcambre, Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market, Delcambre Direct Seafood, and Louisiana Sea Grant.
Wendell Verret, Director, Port of Delcambre/Twin Parish Port Commission explains why he's so
excited about this event, "The LSU Mobile classroom is a great way for small business owners to
gain new insight for starting or growing their business. It will also give us a chance to network
and start a dialog for the future growth of our community."
On that note, Mike Tarantino, Executive Director/CEO, IDF, said, "This is great news and just another reason why Iberia Parish and Acadiana as a whole are taking notice of Delcambre for the
valuable asset and economic engine it is. With the recent success of the Delcambre Seafood &
Farmers Market, and all that it has attracted to the Delcambre community, this is a clear indicator of the potential that Delcambre has for our region, with our continued support and investment."
The LSU Mobile Classroom will be located in the Delcambre Library parking lot at 206 West
Main Street. The classes will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday, with
each class lasting approximately one hour. These classes are being used to help train local
farmers market vendors, with topics like "Basic Facebook & Using Social Media to Promote Your
Business", "Managing Vegetable Crop Production" and "Vendor Tool Kit and Merchandizing Your Vendor Booth", and are free to all who register.
"Vendors who participated in the inaugural spring season of the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers
Market will find these workshops invaluable to improving their Market presence and increasing
sales and profits inside and outside of Market days." - Marti Harrell, IDF Special Projects
Manager and Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market Manager.
Seating is limited for these classes and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Andrea Theriot at the IDF Offices at 337-367-0834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.