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CNBC’S “THE PROFIT” & COMCAST BUSINESS TO HOLD PANEL, NETWORKING & CASTING EVENT

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CNBC’S “THE PROFIT” AND COMCAST BUSINESS TO HOLD PANEL, NETWORKING AND CASTING EVENT DURING SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
Panel Discussion and Casting Opportunity to Take Place at Real Art Ways, Hartford

BERLIN, CT (May 1, 2017) – CNBC’s hit reality series “The Profit” and Comcast Business are joining forces to celebrate Small Business Week (April 30-May 6).  In Hartford, Comcast Business will host an event on Wednesday, May 3, at Real Art Ways (56 Arbor Street) that will feature a panel discussion moderated by Brad Drazen, Anchor and Investigative Reporter for NBC Connecticut and will feature members of the local business community, including:

·         Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO, Edible Arrangements International;

·         Richard Brown, Director of Investor Relations for Metro Hartford Alliance;

·         Emily Carter, State Director for the Connecticut Small Business Development Center; and

·         Jamie “The Beard” McDonald, owner of the popular Bears Smokehouse BBQ and The Blind Pig Pizza.

Registration and networking will kick-off at 5:00 PM, with the panel discussion starting at 6:30 PM.
To register, please visit the website:  http://www.smallbizcelebration.com/hartford.

In addition, a casting opportunity for prospective candidates to apply for a chance to be on CNBC’s “The Profit” will take place beginning at 4:00 PM.

Other Comcast NBCUniversal entities will host similar events in Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Seattle.

On “The Profit,” serial entrepreneur and investor Marcus Lemonis puts his own money on the line to help save and grow struggling small businesses across the country.  The new season of “The Profit” premieres Tuesday, June 6th at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC.

Comcast NBCUniversal provides content, products and services designed to help businesses succeed. Comcast Business offers advanced communication solutions to help companies of all sizes be more productive. Building on the company’s entrepreneurial heritage, this event will leverage local expertise in an effort to share opportunities that help grow the small business economy.

“Technology is rapidly becoming a key factor in the success of every business—whether it’s a locally owned shop, a national chain or an emerging startup – and that starts with a fast, reliable and secure internet connection” said Paul Savas, vice president of Comcast Business for Comcast’s Western New England Region, which is headquartered in Connecticut.  “As a provider to businesses of all sizes, Comcast Business is helping to shape how businesses advance, grow and innovate, and programs like this are a natural fit for us to reinforce that message.”


About The Profit
“The Profit” follows serial entrepreneur and investor Marcus Lemonis, who puts his own money on the line to help save and grow struggling small businesses across the country.  Since “The Profit” first premiered, Lemonis has invested more than $50 million of his own money in the companies featured on the series.

When Marcus Lemonis isn’t running his multi-billion dollar company, Camping World, he goes on the hunt for struggling businesses that are desperate for cash and ripe for a deal.  In each episode, Lemonis makes an offer that’s impossible to refuse; his cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits.  And once inside these companies, he’ll do almost anything to save the business and make himself a profit; even if it means firing the president, promoting the secretary or doing the work himself. 

CNBC’s “The Profit” returns with all-new episodes beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 10PM ET/PT.

To learn more about “The Profit,” visit: theprofit.cnbc.com; or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheProfitCNBC/; Twitter: @TheProfitCNBC, #ThePartner and #TheProfit, and Instagram: @TheProfitCNBC.

About Comcast Business
Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast Cable, provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a next-generation network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, Ethernet, TV, a full portfolio of Voice services and Managed Enterprise Solutions for cost-effective, simplified communications management. For more information, call (866) 429-3085. Follow Comcast Business on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.


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