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SBA to Close Business Recovery Centers in Pennsylvania on Dec. 1

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Business Recovery Centers located throughout Pennsylvania will cease operations Thursday, Dec. 1 at the close of business.  
 
The locations and hours of operations of SBA’s Business Recovery Centers are:
 
Columbia County
Bloomsburg Public Library
225 Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Hours: Mon thru Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 5:00 pm
 
Dauphin County
US Small Business Administration
Harrisburg Branch
One Penn Center
2601 North Third Street, Suite 503
Harrisburg, PA  17110
Hours: Mon thru Fri 8:00 am  to 5:00 pm
Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 5:00 pm
  
Lebanon County
Lebanon Economic Development Center
16 Lebanon Valley Parkway
Lebanon, PA 17042-9745
Hours: Mon thru Thu 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 4:00 pm
 
Luzerne County
Stegmaier Building
7 Wilkes-Barre Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5247
Hours: Mon thru Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 4:30 pm
 
Philadelphia County
4212 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hours: Mon thru Fri 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closes: Thu, Dec. 1 at 6:00 pm
 
 
The SBA offers low interest disaster loans to disaster survivors for physical losses up to its loan limits.  Approved loans can be increased for protective measures to lessen similar future damages.  Additionally, small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations can obtain loans for unmet working capital needs.  To be considered for this assistance, disaster survivors need to apply by the deadline.
 
For additional information, call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or send an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  Loan application forms can be downloaded from www.sba.gov.  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.  Those affected by the disasters may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
 
The deadlines for Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee to return applications for physical property damage is December 14, 2011 and to return economic injury applications is June 12, 2012.
 
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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov.  
Release Number: 
12-165
Release Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2011
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
Pennsylvania
Field Operations Center: 
East