October 7, 1999

Workshops on "Internet Marketing" and "Business on the Internet" Offered at Brookhaven Lab, Oct. 19, and SUNY Farmingdale, Oct. 20

UPTON, NY -Small business entrepreneurs are invited to workshops on "Internet Marketing" and "Business on the Internet" to be held at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Tuesday, October 19, and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Farmingdale, on Wednesday, October 20. The workshops will be held at each location from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. They will be located in the Education Seminar Room at Brookhaven, and in Roosevelt Hall at Farmingdale. The workshops are free, but class size is limited, so prospective participants are requested to register on-line at www.ecrc.uofs.edu.

At each location, beginning at 9 a.m., a three-hour workshop on "Internet Marketing" will feature Web page design goals and techniques to tap the marketing power of small business Web sites. Beginning at 1 p.m., a three-hour workshop on "Business on the Internet" will help entrepreneurs to expand their business opportunities using the Internet and learn about Internet security issues.

The primary sponsor of the workshops is Scranton Electronic Commerce Resource Center, one of 16 centers established by Congress to assist small and medium-sized businesses to make the transition from paper-intensive modes of operation to automated processes. Other sponsors are Brookhaven Lab, the New York State Small Business Development Centers at both SUNY Farmingdale and SUNY Stony Brook, the Long Island Development Corporation, the Small Business Administration, the Long Island Forum for Technology, the Chase Business Development Center and Defense Contract Management Command of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Brookhaven chapter of the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

For more information, call (570) 941-4123. Brookhaven National Laboratory is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 on the Long Island Expressway. SUNY Farmingdale is located on Melville Road and Route 110.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory creates and operates major facilities available to university, industrial and government personnel for basic and applied research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences, and in selected energy technologies. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a not-for-profit research management company, under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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