A small business forum will be held in Lubbock next month.

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host a 2012 Governor’s Small Business Forum on August 7th, aimed to provide owners access to information that can help them succeed.

The purpose of the forum, which will be held at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, is to make information available on workforce development, training grants, expanding markets, and other business growth opportunities.

The Texas Workforce Commission will present information on the many services available for small business owners, including the $2 million Skills for Small Business Fund, which provides grants to community colleges that small businesses may access for employee training needs.

Those taking part in the forum will have the opportunity to discuss social media strategies with Frank J. Kenny, author of “The 7 Secret Laws of Society: Social Media Essentials and Strategies for Small Businesses and Associations,” as well as have access to experts from the Texas Workforce Commission, Small Business Development Center, and the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, among others.

Cost to register for the forum is $20 for Chamber members, and $25 per person for non-members. The registration fee includes all presentations and a luncheon.

For more information on this forum from the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, click here.