By doing that, Freidrichs said, new jobs are created in a community, which can help other low-income individuals. For example, the center helped a small painting business apply for a micro loan so it could afford to pay its employees while waiting for customers to pay it. "We're going to have a focus group soon with the Callaway Chamber of Commerce about creating a women's networking group," Freidrichs said. In February, the center will launch its Coffee & CREAM (Callaway Reaching Entrepreneurs and Managers) business workshop series. Monthly lectures by experts will cover many facets of business

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