Personal money management expert Dave Ramsey will be in Maryville on Sept. 24 to speak on “Entreleadership, A lesson on leadership from an entrepreneurial perspective.”
Hosted by the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, Ramsey’s speech is at 7:30 p.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Road.
In response to the ongoing credit crunch facing small business, the Blount County Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center will host a seminar on SBA loan programs on Wednesday in Maryville.
The seminar is open to the public and will focus on two Small Business Administration programs — the Community Express Loan and the Patriot Express Loan. The event is at 4 p.m. at the chamber, 201 S. Washington St.
“These loans typically are for $25,000 or less and are intended to provide an infusion of working capital,” said Bruce Hayes, a senior business analyst with TSBDC.