The Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Peggy Hodges from the Small Business Development Center Thursday, Sept. 13 at 8 a,m. The Angelo State University-Small Business Development Center serves the McCulloch County area with small business advising and training services. Hodges will provide one-on-one assistance to potential and existing small businesses. Advising is provided in such areas as business start-up, business plans, loan proposals, financial analysis, marketing and much more. Their program is free of charge and always confidential. To make an appointment, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 325-597-3491. Appointments will be held at City Hall.