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VEDA director to present key steps in grant writing process
Sue Noble has 18 years experience writing public, private grants
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Do you have a good project that needs some extra funding to get it launched? Have you considered writing a grant but don’t know where to start?

At the next Inventors and Entrepreneurs (I&E) Club meeting, Sue Noble, Director of Vernon Economic Development Association, will present practical and key steps in the grant writing process, defining a good project, strategizing your approach, understanding the funder, common mistakes to avoid and plenty of time for questions and answers.

Noble has 18 years of experience and success in acquiring private funding as well  as foundation, state and federal grants ranging from $500 to $ 2 million awards. She is a grant writing consultant and has conducted writing workshops for non-profit organizations and the Wisconsin Procurement Institute.  Her session will be helpful to novice and experienced grant seekers as well as non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals. She is also a member of Economic Development Professionals, Wisconsin Grant Seekers, the 7 Rivers Alliance and the Wisconsin Economic Development Association.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 North Main St., Viroqua. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m.

The I&E club is organized jointly by Vernon Economic Development Association and Viroqua Chamber Main Street.

The meetings are free and no reservations are required. Whether you have an idea or just like to think business, join in for a dynamic evening of networking with lots of creative people. The public is welcome.

For more information, contact Noble at or 638-8332, or Nora Roughen-Schmidt at or 637-2575.