Project Open Partners With KSU Poly

Project Open, a program of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, is partnering with Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus to provide business training workshops.

According to the chamber the partnership affords interested entrepreneurs more consistent access, increased training options, and also extends the collective resources of one of the state’s largest public post-secondary institutions to support the local entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The business training classes will be delivered by the instructional team of Kathy Brockway, Fred Guzek, and Sue Guzek; all three faculty members of Kansas State Polytechnic. They bring substantial commercial experience and strong academic credentials to the program. All three have served as consultants to Fortune 500 clients as well as smaller businesses, and offer a total of over 60 years of business experience and over 40 years of teaching experience.

The two classes offered are the Basics of Marketing, Management, and Strategy and Financial Basics and Tools; these classes are offered at no cost and are open to individuals who already own or want to start a small business in Saline County. Those completing classes will also fulfill the business training prerequisite needed to apply for funding offered through Project Open. The class schedule includes day, evening, and weekend options.

The January classes are scheduled for Tuesday, January 29th from 5:30-8:30 PM & Wednesday, January 30th, 5:30-8:30 PM on the Kansas State Polytechnic Campus in the Technology Center building.