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Resource/Community Partner Roundtable Discussion

SBA Participating Event
Dec 16
NOTE: This event has expired.

Resource/Community Partner Roundtable Discussion

Starting a BusinessManaging a BusinessLender Financing/Financing a BusinessBusiness PlanningContractingExport Assistance

December 16, 2013 | 10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST

Location Name:
SBA Richmond District Office

400 N. 8th Street, Suite 1150, Richmond, VA,23219

Matthew Nowak

SBA Richmond District Office

This is a free event.

A rountable discussion with SBA resource partners, local city government officials, and community organizations to discuss programs and deployment of services.

This will be an opportunity to hold a conversation regarding potential areas of collaboration. Secondly, your desired conversation will relate to understanding best practices on linking SBA with community organizations that are doing dynamic work for small businesses in the community. 


Confirmed Attendees: (to date)

VA Resource Partners

Jody Keenan, SBDC State Director, Virginia

Mike Leonard, Richmond SBDC director based at the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Sarah Williams, Richmond WBC Director

Emmett Richardson, Richmond SCORE Chapter Chair

Jim Martin, Shenandoah Valley SCORE Chapter Chair



City of Richmond Department of Economic and Community Development

City of Richmond Minority Business Office

Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Central Virginia African-American Chamber of Commerce

Greater Richmond Partnership

Retail Merchants Association



AGENDA: (Informal Discussion/Roundtable)


10:00AM           Introduction and Opening Remarks

Tameka Montgomery, SBA Assoc. Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development


10:10AM           Resource Partners Open Conversation (SBDC, SCORE, WBC)                                    

10:40AM           Organizations Open Conversation (City, chambers RMA, GRP and Advantech)                            

11:10AM           Open Discussion on Best Practices, Thoughts, & Collaboration


11:40AM           Closing Remarks