Colorado East Bank & Trust Announced as Shining Star Sponsor for MarketPlace

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Julie Worley,, Phone: (719) 254-7414 Michelle Alcott,, Phone: (303) 934-9117 John Crabtree,, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010
La Junta, CO – The Colorado East Bank and Trust has been announced as the Shining Star Sponsor and co-sponsor for the Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace.
The Colorado Rural Development Council (CRDC) is collaborating with the Center for Rural Affairs  to host the “Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace”, which will stimulate small business development and rural community growth throughout rural Colorado. It will be held on October 10, 2008 on the campus of Otero Junior College in La Junta Colorado.  
According to Steve Sherlock, CEO of Colorado East Bank and Trust, attending Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace demonstrates the desire to succeed and is the first step an aspiring entrepreneur should take.  And when traveling down the difficult road to success, Sherlock believes that the quest for knowledge is an entrepreneur’s strongest asset. 
Representative Andrew Romanoff, Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives agreed saying, “The entrepreneurial spirit is extremely vital to Colorado.  This event will enable participants to gather the resources they need to start a business or to move their existing business to the next level.”
MarketPlace will feature up to 40 booths filled with successful small business men and women, service providers, and other conference sponsors. Attendees will be able to meet with these folks throughout the day to ask questions, gather information, and make connections. 
Professional development will be enhanced through a series of teaching tracks - 35 training opportunities including topics on financing, marketing, community development, agriculture, business development, and technology. Experts in many fields – attorneys, CPA’s, web designers, etc. – will be available throughout the day to answer participant questions. 
 There is still time to be a sponsor for MarketPlace. September 1 is the deadline to apply for sponsorship. Those interested in sponsorship information should contact Michelle Alcott,, (303) 934-9117. 
To register visit and go to the Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace page and follow the "register here" link. The complete agenda is also available here. 

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