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Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and SBA Join to Celebrate National Small Business Week on May 4th

Release Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016
Release Number: 
Norman Eng, 617-565-8510

BOSTON – Today the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that they are co-sponsoring a new business and entrepreneur conference on May 4, 2016 to be held at Worcester State University.

“We are pleased to join with the SBA to put on a conference that will help foster new business growth and development,” said Timothy P. Murray, President and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. “At the Chamber we strive to provide quality education opportunities and services to our members and the business community as a whole. Budding entrepreneurs and newly opened small businesses is a segment of the business population that we want to ensure has access to the information they need to succeed.”

The “Woostapreneurs Forum” intends to connect Greater Worcester to the entrepreneurship ecosystem and business resource providers in central Massachusetts. The conference is designed for existing business owners, budding entrepreneurs, veteran entrepreneurs, millennial entrepreneurs, women-owned businesses, and other underserved entrepreneurs in search for business help.  Breakout workshops topics include: Finding Financing to Expand Your Business; Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Startup Businesses; and Tips to Avoid Legal Problems in a Growing Business.  

A panel on New American Success Stories will also feature the 2015 SBA Massachusetts Minority-Owned Business of the Year, Ace Medical Services Inc. Co-Founder, Raphael Bibiu who will share experiences of being an immigrant entrepreneur and his company’s success in the health services industry.   

“We are excited to be partnering with the Worcester Chamber of Commerce”, said SBA MA District Director Bob Nelson “This forum is intended to provide both education and networking opportunities to help start, grow and build strong businesses and communities in the greater Worcester area and the Commonwealth.”