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SBA Richmond District Office is hosting a roundtable discussion to promote collaboration among its resource partners

Advisory Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
Advisory Number: 14-6
Release Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
Contact: Matthew Nowak | matthew.nowak@sba.gov | 804-771-2400 x128

RICHMOND, Va – The SBA Richmond District Office is hosting a roundtable discussion with its resource partners, community organizations and local city government to promote collaboration within the small business community at its downtown Richmond office December 16, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHO: Small Business Administration Richmond District Office and AARP Virginia

Confirmed Attendees:
VA Resource Partners
Jody Keenan, SBDC State Director, Virginia
Mike Leonard, Richmond SBDC director based at the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Sarah Williams, Richmond WBC Director
Emmett Richardson, Richmond SCORE Chapter Chair
Jim Martin, Shenandoah Valley SCORE Chapter Chair

Organizations
City of Richmond Department of Economic and Community Development
City of Richmond Minority Business Office
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Central Virginia African-American Chamber of Commerce
Greater Richmond Partnership
Retail Merchants Association
Advantech

WHAT: Roundtable discussion with Resource Partners, local city government, and community organizations to discuss programs and deployment of services. This will be an opportunity to hold a conversation regarding potential areas of collaboration. Secondly, your desired conversation will relate to understanding best practices on linking SBA with community organizations that are doing dynamic work for small businesses in the community.

Agenda: (Informal Discussion/Roundtable)

10:00 a.m. Introduction and Opening Remarks
Tameka Montgomery, SBA Assoc. Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development
10:10 a.m. Resource Partners Open Conversation (SBDC, SCORE, WBC)
10:40 a.m. Open Conversation (City, chambers RMA, GRP and Advantech) 11:10 a.m. Open Discussion on Best Practices, Thoughts, & Collaboration
11:40 a.m. Closing Remarks

WHERE: SBA Richmond District Office, 400 N. 8th Street, Suite 1150, Richmond, VA 23219

WHEN: Monday, December 16, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Small Business Administration Richmond District Office works with its local resource partners – SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and Women's Business Centers – to provide technical business counseling to entrepreneurs at every stage of small business development. Visit www.sba.gov/va for more information.

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