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

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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Robert Goza 610-382-3084 | robert.goza@sba.gov

Free Event Connects Local Entrepreneurs With Small Business Lenders and Meaningful Business Advice


PHILADELPHIA – 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 sparks lending relationships across the region.  SBA encourages entrepreneurs at every stage of business development, from start-up to expanding business, to attend this free event Tuesday, April 22 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” allows entrepreneurs a series of 15-minute “pitch periods” with a variety of lenders in one-on-one meetings. The lenders can schedule more detailed interviews 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 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

REGISTER AT: http://tinyurl.com/m9fpxmv


Pre-Registration for the Matchmaking Event is required at http://tinyurl.com/m9fpxmv.  For additional information contact Kimberly Stout, SBA Lender Relations Specialist, at: (610) 382-3080 or email kimberly.stout@sba.gov.


Media can request an interview or photographs through Robert Goza at 610-382-3084 or robert.goza@sba.gov


This event is hosted by SCORE Montgomery County and the U.S. Small Business Administration.






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