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Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Release Number: 
Advisory Date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Advisory Number: 
March 7, 2013
David Tiller, Public Information Officer (615) 736-7176



Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business
Wednesday, March 13th Murfreesboro, TN

Nashville, Tenn.-- Have you or a small business owner you know been unfairly fined or penalized by a Federal Government agency, or is a Federal agency enforcement action imminent? SBA Acting National Ombudsman Yolanda Swift will meet with members of the mid-Tennessee area small business community to hear issues and comments about federal regulatory enforcement and compliance actions.

Small business owners, representatives of trade associations and community and business leaders are invited to participate, comment about compliance actions and enforcement of regulations by federal agencies, and learn more about the impact of federal regulations on small businesses. To create a more cooperative regulatory environment among federal agencies and small businesses, Congress has directed the SBA and the National Ombudsman to hold Regulatory Fairness forums for small businesses. The National Ombudsman will direct any specific issues addressed at this forum to the appropriate Federal agency for a higher-level review of fairness of the enforcement action.

Members of the small business community, trade organizations and media are encouraged to attend. RSVPs should be made to José Méndez in the Office of the National Ombudsman at (202) 205-6178 or by email to jose.mendez@sba.gov before the forum. Small business owners or representatives unable to attend can contact the Office of the National Ombudsman for further assistance. For additional information, visit the Office of the National Ombudsman’s website at www.sba.gov/ombudsman, or contact David Tiller, Public Information Officer, Tennessee SBA District Office, (615) 736-7176.

WHAT: “Regulatory Fairness Forum” - A presentation by SBA’s Acting National Ombudsman, Yolanda Swift

WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 2 p.m. to 3:30pm, Central Daylight Savings Time

WHERE: Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, 3050 Medical Center Parkway, 2nd Floor, Conference Room A

HOW: Space is limited. Register at (202) 205-6178 or email Jose Mendez, jose.mendez@sba.gov

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