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A-State SBTDC, Delta Cuisine Team Up for Seminar


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Farmers’ Market will join forces with the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) to hold a seminar, “Utilizing a Commercial-Based Kitchen,” Saturday, May 14, from 9-11 a.m. at the Farmers’ Market, 3350 Aggie Road. It is free and open to the public. 

John Auker, program manager of Delta Cuisine Commercial Kitchen and Food Incubator, will discuss leveraging the use of a commercial kitchen to turn home-based operations into efficient businesses. This workshop is an opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn how to scale up their business and access new markets.

Delta Cuisine, located at Arkansas State University Mid-South in West Memphis, provides food entrepreneurs and small businesses with a licensed, commercial-grade kitchen facility. According to the website, deltacuisine.org, Delta Cuisine offers licensed space and equipment, professional expertise and technical assistance, and cooperative buying and marketing opportunities.

Seating for the event is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (870) 972-3517 or visit http://asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events to register online. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Contact Kelli Listenbee, A-State SBTDC training specialist and business consultant at (870) 972-3517.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Arkansas State University is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business and the Arkansas State University College of Business. The ASBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research, plus low-to-no-cost training. Learn more at asbtdc.org.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Delta Cuisine Commercial Kitchen and Food Incubator, Arkansas State University Mid-South, Regional Farmers’ Market and the Marion Chamber of Commerce.


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