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SBA National Ombudsman to Host Small Business Regulatory Fairness Hearing in Cupertino

Release Date: 
Monday, July 14, 2014
Release Number: 
SFDO 14 - 12
Advisory Date: 
Monday, July 14, 2014
Marlow Schindler, 415-744-6771, marlow.schindler@sba.gov

San FRANSICSO—Small business owners, representatives of local economic development organizations, trade groups and community leaders are invited to join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Ombudsman Brian Castro to discuss federal regulatory issues impacting small businesses in Cupertino on Thursday, July 31, 2014.

This event will give the local business community a chance to voice concerns about unfair regulatory enforcement, excessive fines, retaliation, burdensome regulations and other regulatory issues involving federal agencies.  In addition, small businesses will have an opportunity to learn more about the range of resources available from the SBA and the Office of the National Ombudsman.

Comments and concerns raised at the regulatory fairness forum will be directed to the appropriate federal agency for a fairness review in an effort to reduce undue regulatory burdens, while helping small businesses succeed. 

WHAT: Regulatory Fairness Hearing for Small Business
WHERE:  Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA 95014
WHEN: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Registration, 9 a.m. to1 p.m. – Hearing

The Cupertino small business hearing is free and open to the public.  RSVP by July 24 to Yvonne Lee, SBA Regional Advocate at (415) 744-8493 or by email at yvonne.lee@sba.gov. Those wishing to testify must register and provide written statements in advance to Yvonne Lee. Testimony may also be submitted confidentially in writing, in lieu of attending the hearing in person.  Those wishing to put their testimony on the record on a confidential basis may also do so by writing in advance.

Arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by contacting or José Méndez one week in advance via email at jose.mendez@sba.gov or by phone at (202) 205-6178.

For more information, visit www.sba.gov/ombudsman.

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