AFP to participate in business seminar at BRCC

Augusta Free Press LLC President Chris Graham will be among the featured speakers at a business conference at Blue Ridge Community College on Friday, Nov. 4.

“Make Your Art Your Business!” will offer artists and artisans detailed tips on how to generate business activity from their artwork.

Betty Hoge, a business analyst at the Small Business Development Center, will offer a talk on the topic of “Creating a Business Plan.” Other speakers include Phill Ungar from Cedar Hill Pottery, Deb Booth from Different Light Studio and Barbara Polin from Solace Studios.

Graham will speak on “PR/Marketing for Artists,” with advice and strategies for building interest through the web, Facebook and interactions with local newspapers, TV and radio.

The cost to attend the daylong seminar is $35.

To register, call BRCC at 540.453.2215. More information is available online at

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