Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Ohio Roundtables

Release Date: 
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Release Number: 
17-18 ADV
Emily Theroux

Advocacy Invites Small Businesses to Attend Ohio Roundtables


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration invites Ohio and surrounding small business owners and affiliates from various industries to attend and participate in a series of roundtable events this week. The first event will be held in Cincinnati on Tuesday, August 1st at the Hyatt Regency and the second event will be held in Cleveland on Thursday, August 3rd at the Hilton Downtown.


The purpose of these events is to gain valuable insight into which specific federal regulatory burdens present the biggest barriers to small business growth. With these recommendations, Advocacy can better assist federal agencies in complying with President Trump’s directives to reduce burdensome regulations. 


“When I’m back home, whether it’s at a small auto body shop, or a big steel plant, or a soybean farm, I hear the same thing: burdensome regulations from Washington are hurting their efforts to grow their business and create jobs. People are frustrated and they should be; the regulatory process hasn’t been significantly reformed in 70 years. That’s why I introduced the bipartisan Regulatory Accountability Act, which will help give our economy a shot in the arm, create more jobs and raise wages for Americans all across our country,” said Senator Rob Portman, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Member.  “I am pleased that the SBA Office of Advocacy is coming to Ohio to listen to small business owners and discuss the kinds of common-sense reforms found in our bill that will provide them with relief and put more people back to work. I encourage all small businesses in Ohio to join the discussion”


For more information on the events such as time and location and to register for free, please visit the links below.






If you are unable to attend either of these events, but would still like to inform Advocacy of a federal regulatory compliance issue that is important to you, please do so here:


For more information, visit the Office of Advocacy website at


Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.  Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy directs the office.  The Chief Counsel advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.  Economic research, policy analyses, and small business outreach help identify issues of concern.  Regional Advocates and an office in Washington, DC, support the Chief Counsel’s efforts.  For more information on the Office of Advocacy, visit, or call (202) 205-6533.