The Grow Leavenworth County Development Corporation will be hosting a training seminar next month designed to help rural businesses grow.

The Grow Leavenworth County Development Corporation will be hosting a training seminar next month designed to help rural businesses grow.

Ahead of the training, Grow Leavenworth County will be hosting an open house Tuesday.

The open house will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at Meriwether's, 702 Cherokee St., according to Tim Dossey, event and marketing coordinator for the city of Lansing.

Dossey also serves as an ex-officio member of Grow Leavenworth County, dealing with projects outside of the city of Leavenworth.

Members of Grow Leavenworth County, which offers interest-free loans to businesses, will be on hand to answer questions about the organization.

Representatives for the Growing Rural Businesses Entrepreneurial Certificate Program also will be on hand during the open house.

Training for the certificate program will begin Feb. 22, and weekly sessions will continue through April 12.

The sessions will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mead Hall at the University of Saint Mary, 4100 S. Fourth St. The cost for all eight sessions is $300. People can save $50 by registering by Feb. 9, according to a flyer for the training.

Grow Leavenworth County is hosting the training, which will be provided through Wichita State University's Center for Entrepreneurship.

"This training program will be held in Leavenworth County for the first time," Dossey said in an email.

He said the training touches on many aspects related to small businesses including marketing, customer service and legal issues.

To enroll in the training, visit www.wichita.edu/GRB or call 316-978-3000. For more information, contact Jake Wells at jake@brushkc.com or 620-789-0257.