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Cowley County Job Fair

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Free Business Consulting Schedule for February/March

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Small Business Owners and Individuals wanting to start a business: KSBDC

The Cowley College/Kansas Small Business Development Center will have a small business consultant at the locations and on the dates listed below. If you would like to discuss issues concerning your existing business or starting a new business, our consulting services are free and confidential. To make an appointment call the Cowley-KSBDC at 620-412-3576. Please make an appointment at least two business days in advance.

Dates Time Location Registration
Feb. 10, 2016 10 AM-3 PM Cowley College-302 S 3rd St, Arkansas City- Webb-Brown, Room 106A Cowley KSBDC 620-412-3576
Feb. 18, 2016 10 AM-3 PM Cowley College-302 S 3rd St, Arkansas City- Webb-Brown, Room 106A Cowley KSBDC 620-412-3576
Feb. 29, 2016 10 AM-3 PM Cowley College-302 S 3rd St, Arkansas City- Webb-Brown, Room 106A Cowley KSBDC 620-412-3576
Mar. 21, 2016 10 AM-3 PM Cowley College-302 S 3rd St, Arkansas City- Webb-Brown, Room 106A Cowley KSBDC 620-412-3576
Mar. 23, 2016 10 AM-3 PM Cowley College-302 S 3rd St, Arkansas City- Webb-Brown, Room 106A Cowley KSBDC 620-412-3576

Starting a Business Workshop – Free Workshop Offered in March!

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If you are thinking of starting a small business, this workshop is a great place to begin. This workshop offers essential information about marketing, management, and money that will help you assess the feasibility of your idea and start writing your business plan. We will also discuss how you can access free assistance from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC).

The workshop is FREE and will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Cowley First-22193 Tupper St. in Winfield. Registration is required by March 14.

To register for this workshop call the Kansas Small Business Development Center at 620-412-3576 or email ksbdc@cowley.edu.

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Barn Quilt Exhibit-Don’t Miss It

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Cowley County barn quilts will be well represented at the “Painted Quilts across the Flint Hills” exhibit which will be open to the public at The Great Overland Station, 701 N. Kansas Avenue, Topeka beginning January 29.

All twenty-two counties, including Cowley County, are represented in the exhibit which details the origins of the quilt trail, how to make a barn quilt and displays of the painted works of art. Included in the display are photographs of many of the 355 barn quilts along the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail.

Organized in part by Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail committee member Connie Larson, several months of planning and preparation led up to the creation of the exhibit. “The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail is grateful to The Great Overland Station for the opportunity to exhibit the art form of barn quilts and share the significance of the barn quilts promoting the rural pride of the Flint Hills.”

The Quilt Trail movement began in Ohio as a community tourism project of twenty barn quilts displayed along a self-guided driving tour. Quilt trails can now be found across the United States and Canada and attract visitors to rural communities.

The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail was formed in 2012 to promote tourism and rural pride throughout the 22 county region and is sponsored by the Kansas Flint Hills Tourism Coalition. Seeing a great opportunity to attract visitors to Cowley County, the Cowley County Tourism Alliance began to promote and grow the Cowley County leg of the trail, which now boasts over 100 barn quilts that are mapped and on display along public roadways across the county. A map and information on the Cowley County Barn Quilt Trail can be found at Visit.CowleyCounty.org or visit KsFlintHillsQuiltTrail.com to see the trail in its entirety. Continue Reading

Understanding Financial Statements Workshop in February

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If you struggle with accounting/bookkeeping terminology, don’t understand how Profit and Loss statements, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow statements are interrelated, then you need to take this class!  This workshop offers basic understanding of financial terms, how they are used, and how to read and understand what financial statements can tell you about your business.  We will also discuss how you can access free assistance from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC). 

The workshop is FREE and will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The workshop will be held at Cowley First-22193 Tupper St. in Winfield (Strother Field).  Registration is required by February 3.

To register for this workshop call the Kansas Small Business Development Center at 620-412-3576 or email ksbdc@cowley.edu.

Employers Needed for Job Fair

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Cowley First will once again be hosting spring Job Fairs in Winfield and Arkansas City.  Last year the Cowley County job fairs drew over 400 job seekers. 

The first job fair will be held in Winfield at the Winfield High School Auxiliary Gym, 300 Viking Blvd, on February 23 from 9am-noon followed by the Arkansas City Job Fair at Cowley College Wright Room, 215 S 2nd St, on February 24 from 3:30-5:00pm.  Cost for a business to participate is only $50 per day.

Cowley County employers who are interested in participating or have questions may contact Kerri or Deb at Cowley First at (620) 221-9951 or 442-3094.  Due to advertising deadlines employers are asked sign up by January 29 to participate, but Cowley First will take booth registration until space is filled.

New website, Cowley Works

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Cowley Works, our new website that is full of information on living, working, and playing in Cowley County, is up and running. New job positions are frequently updated, plus our community information and monthly updated residential rental lists are there. Please check it out at cowley-works.com today!

 

Free Job Training

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Starting a Business Free Workshop! – January 2016

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If you are thinking of starting a small business, this workshop is a great place to begin. This workshop offers essential information about marketing, management, and money that will help you assess the feasibility of your idea and start writing your business plan. We will also discuss how you can access free assistance from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC).

The workshop is FREE and will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Cowley First-22193 Tupper St. in Winfield. Registration is required by January 8.

To register for this workshop call the Kansas Small Business Development Center at 620-412-3576 or email ksbdc@cowley.edu

Cowley County Job Fair

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Cowley County Job Fair 2016

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