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Grand opening for the Northfront Business Resource Center - DATC Morgan Center

Article Date: 
27 April, 2012 (All day)

The long awaited day of the opening of the  Northfront Business Resource Center (DATC) Morgan center is now becoming a reality If you have driven by and seen the changes of the old Val’s Flower Business, you’ll see a fresh new face on the building, with new paint, and completely remodel as it’s transformed into the Northfront Business Resource Center. (DATC)

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 2-7 p.m., the Northfront Business Resource Center (NFBRC), a Center of Davis Applied Technology College (DATC), will be opening a new location in Morgan at 318 East 300 North. Its focus will be on assisting new and existing businesses find counseling, training and specialized support for their particular needs, as well as provide economic growth for the community.

The 2100 sq. ft. building will hold up to nine cubicles, with leases starting at just $150 per month. Lease of a cubicle includes the following services: internet, phone, utilities, printer/copier/fax machine, conference room, networking opportunities, business consulting, small business development training resources, break room, and a receptionist.

Steve Cloward, Northfront Business Resource Center Director says, “The Morgan facility will make our resources more accessible to those small businesses in and around Morgan and neighboring communities. We will be helping startups and existing businesses grow and expand to ultimately become more profitable.”

Those who rent space at the Morgan NFBRC will have access to all of the same resources as the main NFBRC on the DATC campus. Those resources include: 

-Business Training

-Government/Military Procurement

-Training Grants

-Funding Assistance

-Networking Events

-Business Support Counseling

-Manufacturing Consulting

-Angel Capital Mentoring

-Office/Cubicle Space

-Conference Meetings Rooms

The Morgan NFBRC came about after six years of talks between DATC, Morgan City, and the Community Development Block Grant administrative office. Morgan City originally developed the grant request and was successful in funding an economic development project in Morgan, naming DATC as the grant recipient. After an extended search, DATC found a suitable property to conduct business and meet the requirements set forth in the grant. Last year, a successful negotiation to purchase Val’s Flower Shop property on Main Street came to pass. The building has been completely renovated and the new Northfront Business Resource Center Morgan campus was created.

Michael Bouwhuis, DATC’s Campus President, states, “Like the joining of the rails at Promontory, we view this building as a physical presence in Morgan that joins the many resources available at DATC with Morgan City and the county citizens to accelerate economic growth of entrepreneurial enterprise.”

Join DATC and Morgan City in celebrating this exciting junction on May 3rd. For businesses interested in leasing space in the new Morgan NFBRC, please call Marnae Hoxer at 801-593-2102.