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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.

SBDC and NMC Health Squad host 2nd Annual Health Night

Dozens of Northern Marianas College students attend the 2nd Annual Health Night on Thursday. Photos by Andrew Roberto
Members of the NMC Nursing Club provide health screening during Health Night.
NMC instructor Barry Wicksman leads a tai chi demonstration at Health Night.

THE CNMI Small Business Development Center Network collaborated with the Northern Marianas College Health Squad to host the 2nd Annual Health Night on Thursday.

The event took place at the NMC Mango Terrace from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Students and community members visited the tables of the participating SBDC clients: Caravan of Food, Mind2Muscle fitness apparel company, Latte Built Fitness Gym, Camakane Catering, Tyler’s Gelatte Stone, Paradise Dental Spa, Tupu Cane Juice and STRNG gym.

Farmers from the Kagman Agriculture Farming and Producers Association, for their part, sold locally grown produce at the event. 

A tai chi demonstration led by NMC instructor Barry Wicksman was another highlight of Health Night.

In addition, NMC-Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Services presented live recipe demonstrations while the NMC Nursing Club conducted health screening.

“We host events like this on a regular basis,” said SBDC Director Nadine Deleon Guerrero.  “If you’re a client, it’s an opportunity to sell your service or product.” 

According to its website, SBDC “promotes a business-friendly economic infrastructure in the community, builds entrepreneurial capacity and financial literacy within that community.” 

It also provides technical assistance to clients in need of training to “innovate, adapt, and grow” in business. 

Deleon Guerrero said their clients were not charged any fee to set up shop at the Health Night event. She added that all training sessions and events are provided at no cost to SBDC clients.

Businesses or community members interested in becoming a client can call SBDC at (670) 237-6888.


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