SBA Forms Strategic Alliance with Santee Chamber of Commerce

Agreement improves access to technological information, education and local resources needed by entrepreneurs to start and grow small businesses
SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) district office in San Diego today signed a strategic alliance with the Santee Chamber of Commerce (Santee Chamber), pledging to work together to improve business access to technological information through educational opportunities and SBA resources while also providing maximum financial opportunities and training to entrepreneurs.  The agreement was signed by SBA District Director Ruben Garcia and the Santee Chamber Executive Director John Olsen.

 “I am extremely pleased with the work that is being accomplished by the Santee Chamber and their excellent leadership through Mr. Olsen,” said Garcia.  “The Santee Chamber has an excellent history of assisting entrepreneurs take their place as business owners and I know that it will take advantage of our SBA programs to help potential owners fulfill their dreams of small business ownership.”

The mission of the Santee Chamber is to provide leadership, education, and advocacy to strengthen and enhance economic prosperity for its members, businesses, and the region.

Noted Olsen, “Having the SBA as a strategic alliance partner extends the existing partnership between the Santee Chamber and the SBA. The agreement allows the Santee Chamber to enhance the services we provide, such as one-on-one counseling, education, roundtables, networking events and information resources to entrepreneurs throughout the region.”

The Santee Chamber currently offers business training and planning services through SBA’s resource partners, the Small Business Development Center & Contracting Opportunities Center

To learn more about the SBA, call 619-727-4883 or visit  To find out more about the Santee Chamber email or visit

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