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Better Hometown programs offer business seminar
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The Better Hometown programs in Cornelia and Clarkesville, in partnership with Appalachian Community Enterprises, will hold a business resource seminar from 8-9 a.m. Thursday at the Swanson Center screening room at Piedmont College, 365 College Drive in Demorest.

The one-hour session will feature information on resources for existing business owners and those interested in starting a business. Representatives from ACE will be available for questions. Information about the Georgia Green Loan Fund also will be covered.

ACE is a nonprofit microenterprise lender certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution. It provides business capital, financial education, coaching and connections and has provided more than $4 million in loans since its inception in July 2000.

"Our mission at ACE is to provide hope and opportunity for people to create financial freedom for themselves so that they can fulfill their dreams, create economic security for their families and contribute to their communities," said Sandy Headley, ACE vice-president of lending.

To register or get more information, contact Andrea Harper at 706-778-7875 or E. Lane Gresham at 706-754-2220. For more information on ACE, visit