December 15, 2003

Media Advisory

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carbondale Mayor Brad Cole will present certificates of completion on Tuesday, Dec. 16, to community members from north Carbondale who recently completed a "Thinking About Starting Your Own Business" series of workshops. Program participants now are eligible to meet one-on-one with a counselor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Small Business Development Center to discuss their business plans and financial packaging. Sponsors of the workshops were the Small Business Development Center, SIUC's Office of Research and Economic Development, the SIUC Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development, the SIUC Community Outreach Partnership Center Program, Attucks Community Services, Inc., city of Carbondale and University of Illinois Extension.

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the ceremony, set for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the Carbondale Civic Center, 200 S. Illinois Ave.