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The CNMI Small Business Development Center Network delivers professional, high quality, individualized business advising and technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs.

Rota SBDC hosts first-ever Small Business Night

The CNMI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Northern Marianas College’s Rota Campus proudly hosted the first-ever Small Business Night last Thursday, February 23, 2023.

The next Small Business NIght will be held on Tinian on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Fiesta Grounds, Tinian. 

The event was a huge success with upwards of 400 residents attending the event. The small business night featured both seasoned and upcoming local entrepreneurs and their products and services, including handcrafted products, baked goods, Rota merchandise, handmade accessories, a variety of food options, and more.

“As a new business, Bake Me Happy was excited to be invited as a vendor at the Rota Small Business Night. We were overwhelmed by the support of the Rota community and look forward to future opportunities to participate at SBDC events,” said Chanelle Manglona, Owner of Bake Me Happy. 

The Rota SBDC extends its sincere gratitude to the Office of Mayor Aubry Hocog and the Rota Municipal Council for providing logistical support. SBDC also thanks the small businesses and government agencies that participated in this event, including A&T 2 Enterprises, Island A Heart Retail/JTGA- GTS Construction, 5 G’s Enterprise dba Hagu La’Mun, Bethel Enterprise, Bake Me Happy, NMI Assets, Kitty Blossom, KFAB Gifts, BDZ Mow & Throw, CNMI Department of Labor, and NMC’s Community Development Institute.

The CNMI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free business counseling services, resources, and training to small business owners and entrepreneurs on Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. For more information, call (670) 237-6888. 

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