Budding entrepreneurs can learn the skills needed to create, develop and strengthen successful business ventures during an upcoming leadership course in Fulton Count. The fall 2014 NxLevel Business Planning and Management Course will meet on Thursday evenings from Aug. 21 through Sept. 25 at the Fulton Economic Development Corporation office, 822 Main Street in Rochester. NxLevel is nationally rated the best, most comprehensive business training course available. Students will learn to test the feasibility of a business idea or expansion before preparing a business plan. The class also covers marketing, financial statements, business financing and real-life, proven business management principles. Prospective students must register online for one of the free orientation meetings to learn more about the program and register. Those meetings are scheduled Aug. 5,7 and 13 from 12:15 until 12:45 p.m. EDT or Aug. 5, 13 from 5:15 until 5:45 p.m. Contact Amy Beechy of FEDCO at 574-709-7955 or email@example.com for more information or to register.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.