weVENTURE Women’s Business Center Launches Regional Workdays in Vero Beach

weVENTURE Women’s Business Center (WBC) in the Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech, which offers services and support to entrepreneurs in Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie counties, will start offering weekly consultation opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs from locations in Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie.

These regional workdays will allow local entrepreneurs to have in-person or virtual consultations with Program Director Amber Batchelor or a weVENTURE WBC business coach. weVENTURE WBC also plans to begin hosting in-person training for limited groups of clients in compliance with social distancing guidelines.

The Sebastian-based Batchelor, who joined weVENTURE WBC in June 2020, is former president and CEO of the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the boards of United Way of Indian River County, Sebastian River Medical Center, Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival and the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce and has been named a member of Impact 100 of Indian River County.

COLAB, Vero Beach’s downtown work and community-based office space located at 1150 19th St., will host the workdays on the second and fourth weeks of the month. “With our headquarters in Brevard County, we believe it is essential that we meet our clients and prospective clients safely where they are, in their own communities,” said Kathryn Rudloff, executive director of weVENTURE WBC. “We want the business communities across our service region to know we are within reach when they are ready, and this is an example of our commitment to expanding services on the Treasure Coast in 2021 and beyond.

According to Helene Caseltine, Director of Economic Development for the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce, “We are fortunate to have organizations like weVENTURE serve our communities, helping our local businesses survive and thrive during the pandemic and beyond.”

The public is invited to schedule a free business consultation session with Batchelor or business coach Jeannette Kraar by calling 321-674-7007 or emailing weventure@fit.edu.

About weVENTURE WBCweVENTURE Women’s Business Center, launched in 2007 at Florida Tech, accelerates growth for entrepreneurs by providing customized coaching, business education, mentorship and networking programs. weVENTURE is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, or to register for weVENTURE courses and mentorship programs, visit https://weventure.fit.edu or call 321-674-7007.

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