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Small Business Regulatory Fairness Forum Hosted in Virginia Beach

The forum is an opportunity for the small business community to present testimony on federal regulations impacting small businesses to SBA’s National Ombudsman
Release Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2015
Advisory Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2015
Advisory Number: 
Matthew Nowak (804) 253-9088

virginia beach, Va. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Ombudsman, Brian Castro will convene a regional hearing to hear testimony from small business owners, representatives of trade associations, and other members of the small business community regarding federal regulations and enforcement and compliance actions impacting America’s small businesses at the Meyera Oberndorf Library in Virginia Beach March 24, 2015.


SBA Region 3 Regulatory Fairness Board Member Doña Storey will participate.


The National Ombudsman convenes regulatory fairness hearings and roundtables across the country to give small business owners a means to comment on unfair enforcement actions, government audits, and excessive fines or regulations. It is anticipated that during this hearing small business stakeholders will testify on a number of wide-ranging issues. Issues reported by participants undergo a high-level fairness review at the appropriate federal agency, and the Office of the National Ombudsman works with its federal agency partners to address those concerns, reduce regulatory burdens, and help small businesses grow.


Members of the small business community, trade organizations and media are encouraged to attend.


WHERE: Meyera Oberndorf Library Auditorium

4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard

Virginia Beach, VA 23452


WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Registration

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Hearing


RSVP: José Méndez, SBA Case Management Specialist at (202) 205-6178 or by email at by March 17, 2015.


Those wishing to testify must register and provide written statements in advance. Anyone desiring confidentiality may request that his or her name not be released and may submit written testimony in lieu of a public appearance at the hearing. Those wishing to put testimony on the record on a confidential basis may do so by offering it in writing in advance.


For additional information about the Office of the National Ombudsman, visit our website at

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