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Meet The Lenders: “Speed Dating Event” To Help Entrepreneurs Find Financing and Business Resources

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Friday, March 29, 2013
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Robert Goza 610-382-3084


Meet The Lenders: “Speed Dating Event” To Help Entrepreneurs Find Financing and Business Resources

Free-of-Charge Event Connects Local Southeastern Pennsylvania Entrepreneurs With Small Business Lenders, Meaningful Business Advice

 PHILADELPHIA, PA– On April 16, the U.S. Small Business Administration presents the Southeastern Pennsylvania Lender-Borrower Matchmaking event in King of Prussia, Penn. The event’s “one-stop, speed dating” format is designed to efficiently spark lending relationships across the region. SBA encourages entrepreneurs at every stage of business development, from start-up to going concern, to attend this free-of-charge event on Tuesday, April 16, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge, Independence Ballroom, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, Penn. This event is open to the media.

The event’s “Lender Match” will allow entrepreneurs a series of 15-minute pitch periods to pitch their financing needs to a variety of lenders in one-on-one meetings before presenting to the next lender. Participating lenders will schedule more detailed interviews to occur at a later date with entrepreneurs whose proposal may be a match with their lending portfolio. Representatives from SBA’s Resource Partner network – SCORE Women’s Business Centers, and Small Business Development Centers – will also be available to help potential borrowers.

 WHO:       40+ Lenders (Banks, Microlenders, Certified Development Corporations)

WHAT:      Borrower-Lender Matchmaking Event

WHEN:      Tuesday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:    Radisson Hotel Valley Forge, Independence Ballroom, 1160 1st Ave., King of Prussia, PA

 Pre-Registration for the Matchmaking Event is required. To register for this Event, Send an email to; www.tinyurl.com/meetthelenders13,  The email subject line should read : “Registration” and the e-mail should include Name; Company Name; Email Address; Contact Phone Number; and Mailing Address. For additional information contact Donald Jefferson, SBA Lender Relations Specialist, at: (610) 382-3079 or email donald.jefferson@sba.gov

To request an interview or photographs, please contact Robert Goza at 610-382-3084.

 This event is co-sponsored by SCORE Montgomery County and the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Cosponsorship Authorization #13-0303-30. SBA’s participation in this activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All of SBA’s programs and services are extended to the public on a non- discriminatory basis.

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