National Ombudsman Brian Castro from Washington, DC will host a conversation with members of the small business community to hear their comments and concerns about federal regulations impacting small business. The National Ombudsman holds Regulatory Fairness hearings and forums across the country to give small business owners a means to comment on unfair enforcement actions, government audits, and excessive fines or regulations. The Ombudsman directs specific issues raised by participants to the appropriate Federal agency for a high-level fairness review, and works across government to address those concerns, reduce regulatory burdens, and help small businesses grow. All members of the small business community, trade organizations, chambers of commerce, and media are encouraged to attend. Small business owners wishing to report a federal regulatory concern confidentially will have the opportunity to do so privately at the forum.