How to secure a loan to start or expand a business will be the subject of a free workshop at Pine Bluff.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 12, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host the workshop.

The event will feature a panel of local lenders. Herb Lawrence, a lender relations specialist with the Small Business Administration, will lead the discussion, which will explore types of financing available for businesses, according to a news release.

Lunch will be provided. Participants may register at or by contacting Lavonica Davis at 870-460-1266.