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Dothan 2015 National Night Out

Dothan Civic Center
Join the areas law enforcement community for the 2015 National Night Out, this Saturday from 4 pm until 8 pm at the Dothan Civic Center.

Take the opportunity to enjoy fun & fellowship with the many citizens of the Wiregrass and it's officers, as we shine the "Brightest" light on crime!




Troy Univ. Small Business Workshops

Room 219 of the Aviation Technical Training Center, located at 3405 S. U.S. 231.
Troy University’s Small Business Development Center will offer a series of workshops for small business owners at the Alabama Aviation Center in Ozark beginning on July 27.

The workshops, also sponsored by the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, will each be held in room 219 of the Aviation Technical Training Center, located at 3405 S. U.S. 231.

The social media workshop “How to Use Your Facebook Business Page” will kick off the series on July 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Small Business Marketing and Social Media Consultant Betsy Baker will address topics such as how Facebook ties into overall online marketing strategy; what, when and how often to post; how to get the most exposure for your page; how to get the most engagement for your page; scheduling posts on Facebook to save you time; and, how you can benefit from Facebook groups. Participants are asked to have a Facebook Page created before this class.

Cost of the workshop is $25, and the program is limited to the first 25 paid registrants. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/FaceBookOzark2015.

The workshop series will continue on Aug. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., with QuickBooks Training for Beginners. The hands-on class will cover QuickBooks Desktop versions Pro and Premier. Topics covered in the class include: basic accounting, setting up your company, working with customers and vendors, paying sales taxes, setting up inventory, setting up payroll and paying payroll taxes.

The cost of the class is $25, and the class is limited to the first 15 paid registrants. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/QuickBooksOzark2015.

The final workshop of the series is “Introduction to Government Contracting,” which will be held on Sept. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Topics covered in the workshop include: researching the government market, registering as a government contractor, special programs and certifications in government contracting and marketing your products and services to the government.

The free workshop is designed to help business owners evaluate their company’s potential as a government contractor. To register online, visit http://bit.ly/IntroGovConOzark.

For additional information on any of these Small Business Development Center workshop offerings, contact Brenda Marcum at bmarcum@troy.edu or Judy Callin at jcallin@troy.edu or by phone at 334-674-2425.



Alzheimer’s – A Faith Perspective

New Hall at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 123 Health St, in Enterprise
Alzheimer’s – A Faith Perspective is a support and education program to help family members, caregivers and others understand and cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases.

The thirteen-week program will meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday beginning on Thursday, March 19, and continuing through September. The meetings will be at 7:00 pm in the New Hall at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 123 Health St, in Enterprise. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Using faith as the foundation for helping those dealing with Alzheimer’s, the sessions will include themes such as managing fear and pain, finding purpose, asking for help, and living in the present moment.

For more information or to register, contact the group facilitator, Larry Hitchcock, at (334) 709-4033.