FBIA Incubators In The News For Release: February 3, 2006
FBIA Number: 06-02 FBIA

Statewide Teams up with National Incubator Association to Offer Conference Scholarship Opportunities

Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2006) – The Florida Business Incubation Association (FBIA) in conjunction with the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is please to offer conference scholarship opportunities to Florida incubation and economic development professionals. The scholarship will provide the registration fee to attend the NBIA’s 2006 Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference runs from April 30, through May 3rd 2006, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Union Station. According to FBIA Chairman, Dr. Tom O’Neal, “The NBIA plays an important role in providing education, training, and networking opportunities for incubator associates that are invaluable to new and seasoned professionals. We viewed this as an excellent opportunity to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the incubation industry in Florida.” This scholarship is available to first-time NBIA conference attendees only and is limited to the cost of the early bird registration for the conference. Up to two scholarships will be provided for the 2006 conference. To apply for this scholarship opportunity, please go to www.fbiaonline.org and complete the application form and send it to: jamathew@mail.ucf.edu or fax it to 407-420-4849 Attn: Julie Matthews, by no later then Feb 28, 2006.

### The Florida Business Incubation Association was established in October 1998. The FBIA shares information and develops programs that support the successful growth and operation of business incubators throughout Florida. Through the FBIA, all of the statewide incubators now have one, centralized leader and unified voice. For more information, please visit: http://www.fbiaonline.org Contact: Dr. Tom O’Neal
Chairman, 407-882-1120