Brunswick County Small Business Advisory Commission invites business community to share concerns at public forum on June 4

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The recently-formed Brunswick County Small Business Advisory Commission is hosting a public forum for members of the business community to offer insight into ways the county can become a better place to do business.  The forum is set for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.  Members of the business community are invited to share specific issues and challenges they have faced and offer insight into ways the county can solve those issues.

“The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners created the Small Business Advisory Commission because they want to hear from our small business community,” said Shannon Viera, Chair of the Small Business Advisory Commission.  “This forum is an important, pro-active step to ensure that our small business community has a voice.  We invite businesspeople who deal with the county to come share their insights.  Additionally, we encourage all cities and towns in Brunswick County to send a representative to hear feedback offered by our county’s business owners.”

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and we created this commission to ensure that Brunswick County’s small business community has a strong voice,” said Commissioner Frank Williams, who drafted the proposal to create the small business advisory commission.  “We must maintain a culture in which government views businesses as partners, not adversaries, and we look forward to hearing feedback from the business community on how we can more effectively do so.”

Citizens with questions about the public forum may contact Karen Sphar at (910) 457-6964 or