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SBA Celebrates Black History Month with Minority Resource Fair

Release Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2019
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Advisory Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2019
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Brooke DeCubellis,, 614-469-6860
WHAT: In celebration of Black History Month and the contributions of African American entrepreneurs to the Cincinnati area, the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce, City of Cincinnati, and Minority Business Assistance Center will provide a resource fair and networking event for African American small business owners focusing on procurement and counseling resources.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
WHERE: Mercy Health, 1701 Mercy Health Place, Cincinnati, OH 45237
WHO: Markiea Carter, Director, Cincinnati Department of Economic Inclusion
Everett Woodel Jr., District Director, SBA Columbus District Office
Eric Kearney, President & CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce
WHY: African Americans own 2.6 million small businesses, including more than 81,000 in Ohio. Overall the businesses employ 44,000 people and generate more than $9.1 billion in annual receipts, securing a brighter future for them and their families and helping our economy prosper. As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, the SBA supports African American entrepreneurs for success in business through its lending, contracting and counseling programs. To contact SBA’s Columbus Office, visit