Shula Neighborhood Council Hosts Business Seminar

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By 1st Lt. Conor Browne

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U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Conor Browne, 2nd HBCT, 1st Inf. Div., MNDB

BAGHDAD – Iraqi citizens from throughout northwest Baghdad fill the Shula Sports Club for a small business seminar hosted by Sheik Mahmoud, chairman of the Shula Neighborhood Council. During the seminar, attendees received information on USAID-sponsored microfinance institutions, business development classes and micro-power generation. “It is exciting to see a Neighborhood Council, like the one in Shula, see the value in hosting a small business seminar,” said Maj. Todd Auld, a civil military operations officer with 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. “This type of cooperative event demonstrates a clear desire for a return to normal, everyday life.”

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U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Conor Browne, 2nd HBCT, 1st Inf. Div., MNDB

BAGHDAD – One of the many speakers at a small business seminar held in the Shula District of northwest Baghdad gives information to Iraqi citizens from around northwest Baghdad. During the seminar, which was hosted by Sheik Mahmoud, attendees received information on USAID-sponsored microfinance institutions, business development classes and micro-power generation. “It is exciting to see a Neighborhood Council, like the one in Shula, see the value in hosting a small business seminar,” said Maj. Todd Auld, a civil military operations officer with 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. “This type of cooperative event demonstrates a clear desire for a return to normal, everyday life.”

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U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Conor Browne, 2nd HBCT, 1st Inf. Div., MNDB

BAGHDAD – Iraqi citizens from the Shula neighborhood of northwest Baghdad read informational packets they received during a small business seminar. During the seminar, council members received information on USAID sponsored microfinance institutions, business development classes and micro-power generation. “It is exciting to see a Neighborhood Council, like the one in Shula, see the value in hosting a small business seminar,” said Maj. Todd Auld, a civil military operations officer with 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. “This type of cooperative event demonstrates a clear desire for a return to normal, everyday life.”

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U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Conor Browne, 2nd HBCT, 1st Inf. Div., MNDB

BAGHDAD – Members of the Shula Neighborhood Council listen intently during a business seminar in northwest Baghdad. During the seminar, citizens from the local community received information on USAID-sponsored microfinance institutions, business development classes and micro-power generation. “It is exciting to see a Neighborhood Council, like the one in Shula, see the value in hosting a small business seminar,” said Maj. Todd Auld, a civil military operations officer with 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. “This type of cooperative event demonstrates a clear desire for a return to normal, everyday life.”

Source: Multi-National Force-Iraq

By 1st Lt. Conor Browne

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