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SBA Administrator to Tour Local Small Business that’s Growing, Creating Jobs

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Release Number: 
Jennifer Pilcher (610) 382-3084 (o)/(610) 312-8223 (c)

After SBA Loan Always Bagels Adds Over 100 Jobs Surpassing Expectations

Following Yesterday's State of the Union, Mill will Highlight President's Efforts to Grow American Manufacturers, Like Always Bagels

Lebanon, PA – U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills - the newest member of the President's cabinet - will tour Always Bagels, a local small business that's rapidly expanding, on Wednesday, January 25 at 1 p.m. Mills will highlight how local small businesses, like Always Bagels, can benefit from SBA and Administration programs so they can grow and create jobs throughout Central Pennsylvania.

Two years ago, Lebanon small business Always Bagels received an SBA Recovery Act loan to buy their plant – a state of the art 71,000 square foot manufacturing facility. They hoped to employ nearly 80 people within three years, but due to their successful operation they now employ over 100 and with two 6-day shifts are currently producing 400,000 bagels a day!

WHO: Karen Mills, SBA Administrator
Tony Pariti, President, Always Bagels
WHAT: Press Tour of Local Small Business and Media Availability
WHERE: Always Bagels
3010 Hanford Drive
Lebanon, PA 17046
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25 at 1 p.m.
OF NOTE: For a one-on-one interview with Mills contact Jennifer Pilcher (



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