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Philadelphia Businesses Graduate SBA "Mini-MBA" Program

Release Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2012
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Advisory Number: 
Jennifer Pilcher (610) 382-3084 | jennifer.pilcher@sba.gov | Michael Kane (717) 782-3840 | michael.kane@sba.gov

Inner-city Small Business Owners Complete SBA Emerging 200 Nov.14

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Small Business Administration will honor entrepreneurs completing its Emerging 200 (e200) Program at a graduation ceremony Nov. 14th. Through the e200 program, SBA identified inner-city businesses across the nation demonstrating high growth potential and provided these small businesses with a free “mini-MBA” program: a 6-month course of in-depth business education in organization management, growth strategies/management, market development and strategic planning.

Philadelphia-area businesses honored at the Philadelphia e200 graduation ceremony:

        Alliance Pharma, Inc.

        Bosha Design + Communications

        The Chemistry Research Solution, LLC

        Community Marketing Concepts

        Doon Technologies, Inc.

        Electrical Systems and Construction Supply, Inc.

        Magnum Group, Inc.

        New Dynasty Ltd., d/b/a Chinatown Learning Center

        Orbit Software, Inc.

        Simon PR

        Vica Technologies, LLC

        Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop and Cigar Lounge

WHAT: Graduation Ceremony honoring e200 Philadelphia class of 2012
WHO: Scheduled speakers include:
Natalia Olson-Urtecho, Region III Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Dave Dickson, Philadelphia District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
Curtis J. Gregory, Office of Business Services Director, Philadelphia Commerce Department
Representatives from e200 co-sponsor organizations will be in attendance. 
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m
WHERE: Philadelphia City Hall, Mayor’s Reception Rm 202, 1 Penn Sq.

Joining SBA in assisting with e200 in Philadelphia were:

  • The City of Philadelphia
  • AMEC Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.
  • Asian American Chamber of Commerce  of Greater Philadelphia
  • The Borough of Norristown
  • Finanta
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Women’s Business Development Center

This year, e200 Philadelphia was honored to have class instructor Sonia Stockton, an experienced entrepreneur and facilitator/trainer. Philadelphia is just one of the e200 participating cities. Others include: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Gallup, Jacksonville, Memphis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland, Santa Ana, Seattle, Tucson, and Tulsa.


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