Rep. Friess to Host Business Development Seminar in Red Bud

State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) will be hosting his annual Business Development Seminar on April 27th and 28th at Southwest Illinois College’s Red Bud Campus. The event will be held each day from 3-7pm at 500 W S 4th St. in Red Bud, IL 62278.

This event welcomes business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and administrators for two days of immersed learning. Topics include grant/loan application processes, private funding road map, HR hiring and retention, how tourism impacts your business, regional economic development, enterprise zone funding, and maximizing your brand.

These hands-on, interactive modules are provided by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Small Business Development Center, Job Services, Illinois Workforce Development, Regions Bank, Southwest Illinois College, and Monroe County EDC.

Registration is still open! If you or someone you know runs a business, you are strongly encouraged to attend this exciting opportunity that will help maximize your business’ potential.

For more information or to register, call Cathy at 618-282-7284 or email at