SOURCE: Urban Entrepreneur Partnership (UEP, Inc.)

Urban Entrepreneur Partnership (UEP, Inc.)

March 04, 2013 07:00 ET

UEP, Inc. Helping SunCoast & Manatee Entrepreneurs Build Better Community

State Agencies Weigh In: Program Adds High Value to Economic Development and Directly Impacts Community

SARASOTA, FL and MANATEE, FL--(Marketwire - Mar 4, 2013) -  The Urban Entrepreneur Partnership Inc. (UEP) announces the "Bridging the Gap & Building the Entrepreneurial Community -- A Public Address" Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4-6PM -- University of South Florida-Sarasota/Manatee Selby Auditorium. This address will serve as a community impact report for the UEP entrepreneurial coaching work in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

This UEP public address is an opportunity to hear first-hand from participating businesses from the Sarasota and Manatee communities and to understand the economic impact these businesses have had on the community due to receiving UEP coaching.

"Through its work in Florida the UEP hopes to play a critical role in strengthening the local entrepreneurial community and creating more jobs," says UEP Chief Executive Officer, Daryl Williams. "Community development is the vehicle by which this can happen, and providing entrepreneurial assistance to the local businesses of Sarasota and Manatee counties is an excellent start."

Spectators will also have the opportunity to hear representatives from the UEP discuss why it is essential to keep this invaluable program in this region, and hear why current UEP stakeholders see this as a high-quality venture.

The UEP-On the SunCoast, an innovative one-to-one coaching program of UEP, Inc. was launched February 2012 and hosted by partnering organization, SunCoast Community Capital. Since then the UEP-On the SunCoast has received financial support from Wells Fargo Bank, Bradenton Central Community Reinvestment Agency (CCRA), and IntegraClick. To date, twenty-six local businesses from Manatee and Sarasota counties have participated in the program.

Event Information
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 4-6PM. This community report is free of charge and open to the public, all press and media outlets. The University of South Florida-Sarasota/Manatee Selby Auditorium is located at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243. Free on-sight parking.

Information about UEP, Inc.
Distinguished by a unique and innovative one-to-one coaching model, the UEP offers a suite of business solutions that help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, create new jobs and help to revitalize the economy. Operating as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the UEP, Inc. -- The Science of Success is supported by public, private and nonprofit-sector resources. For additional information on the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership and other UEP programs, contact Jaime Simmons at (816) 581-2900 or JSimmons@uepinc.org or visit www.uepinc.org

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