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Local Networking Sparks Support for Community Center

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 11th the Scientology Information Center located in the Historic Bank of Clearwater building hosted a reception for business professionals in support of economic community development. The networking sparked support for a local cause to help keep inner city youth off the streets during the summer of 2016. Twenty Six restaurant owners, marketing and sales professionals, representatives from the fashion industry, computer science engineers, singers and actors attended the event.

Business professionals network at Scientology Information Center


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“I really didn’t know what to expect,” stated Sophia, a new guest, “But what was amazing to me was to meet with all these professionals with similar goals and purposes which opens doors for cooperation and further helping each other. It was great.”

Mr. Maurice Mickens, President of Harlem Nights, a community group supporting non-profits, gained a sponsor for his “Art and Music” summer camp for kids in the Greenwood neighborhood. The camp will teach kids art and to play instruments by artists and accomplished musicians at the Dr. MLK Jr. Community Center.

“The children really appreciate having the opportunity to learn these skills,” stated Mr. Mickens, “That’s why we were pleased to receive the offer from the Information Center’s manager to host a fundraiser at the Center. The funds will assist those families who cannot afford the camp but would like their children to participate.”

The concert will be held on Saturday, June 4th from 6-8pm and will spotlight some of the accomplished young music apprentices from the Harlem Nights program. There will be refreshments. The ticket price is $50 per adult, and $25.00 for kids 12 and under. The program is geared to nurturing children’s minds through the arts during the summer and keeping them off the street and out of trouble.

The Scientology Information Center hosts a business reception every second Wednesday of the month for like-minded entrepreneurs and business professionals to network.

“We enjoy providing a venue which helps people to connect with other professionals, no matter what diverse fields people come from,” stated Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center Manager.

The following center events are complimentary and include light refreshments:

Thursday, May 26, Entrepreneur’s Seminar, 7pm-9pm.
Christopher King, grandson of late B B King, shares principles of success for the work-a-day world.

June 8th is the next Business Networking Reception from 6 – 8pm.

For more information or to RSVP for future events please contact Amber at 727-467-6966 or amber@cos.flag.org.

About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. Based on L. Ron Hubbard’s words, “A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.” the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events.

Contact Amber Skjelset (727) 467-6966

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization