Jackson State offers Wine Tasting Classes

Jackson, TN. – Jackson State Community College will offer Wine Tasting classes this spring through the Division of Continuing Education and the Work Force Development. These classes will be held at the Old Medina Winery on 2894 Old Medina Rd. Jackson, TN 38305.

There will be two courses offered; the first course runs from February 7-March 13 at the Old Medina Winery 7-9 p.m. for a fee of $75.00. In this course students will taste and learn the six classic wine types each named after its grape of origin. Wines include: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.

The second course runs from April 13-24 at the Old Medina Winery 7-9 p.m. for a fee of $75.00. This course will be discussing alternative wines, and is an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and broaden their horizons by introducing students to wines that are unfamiliar to the average drinker. These alternatives offer a lot of pleasure in taste, aroma, and price.

For more information about the Wine Tasting classes at Jackson State, contact Robbie Kennedy at (731) 424-3520 x 227 or email at rkennedy@jscc.edu.

Jackson State Offers Community Express Loan Workshop January 23

Jackson, TN- A free Community Express Loan Workshop will be held on January 23 at 10 a.m. at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce located at 197 Auditorium Street in Jackson. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center of Jackson State Community College.

Participants will learn how to apply for a Small Business Administration Community Express Loan through Superior Financial Group. The Community Express Loan program is available to full-time and part-time businesses. These loans are payable over ten years. Loan amounts are from $5,000 to $25,000, and no collateral or financial statements are required. All partners, principals or co-owners of the business must apply together. Those with a criminal history or anyone who has defaulted on a government loan including student loans are not eligible. Non-profit businesses are not eligible.

The workshop is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. For more information call Ron Acree at 731-424-5389 or e-mail racree@mail.tsbdc.org.

This program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the State of Tennessee. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.