The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center will open its doors Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the conversion of the former Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club gymnasium at 1922 South Martin Luther King Drive into a conference center and meeting space.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will provide an opportunity to view the new space and to learn about some of the businesses that currently are housed in The Enterprise Center.
“While we are celebrating our opening and invite the general public to see this great new meeting space, we are also creating an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses,” said Carol Davis, executive director of the S.G. Atkins CDC, which is the developer of the Enterprise Center. “This Open House will be a mixture of fun and networking with the local job creators being incubated at the Enterprise Center. These talented people are finding niches in the marketplace, operating a business, and making a living for themselves and their families. They are creating jobs at a time when addressing unemployment is at the forefront of our national agenda.”
Eighteen small businesses, many of which are women and minority-owned, will be featured at the open house. Their offerings include home healthcare services, digital media production, information technology consulting, “green” business lending, transportation, and consumer products such as cosmetics, health and wellness, baked goods and jewelry.
The Enterprise Conference and Banquet Center’s adaptive reuse of space provides seating for up to 312 people for conferences, meetings, seminars, social events and other gatherings.
For more information, contact Davis at 336-374-6900.