Jordan Leonard, the representative for the local area for the Rural Online Initiative, will be the next speaker at the Castle Country Business Expansion and Retention general board meeting on October 11.

The purpose of the Rural Online Initiative is to provide Utah’s rural workforce and businesses with an agency that provides education/training and services for online opportunities in remote employment, freelance work and online commerce. The initiative is a program that was approved by the Utah State Legislature during the 2018 session.

BEAR’s mission is to inform, grow and improve business in the Castle Country area.

The meeting will start at 8 a.m. and light refreshments will be served. The meetings are held at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center in the Alumni Room on the USU Eastern Campus in Price.

The meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend.