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DETROIT – SBA and AARP offices across the U.S. will host the first ever National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month in April, targeted to persons ages 50 plus who have decades of experiences to build successful businesses.  Events are scheduled in Grand Rapids, Jackson, Traverse City, and Lansing.

DETROIT –   SBA Deputy District Director Constance Payne-Logan will be honored as one of Michigan Chronicle’s “Women of Excellence” at the Induction Ceremony on March 28, 2014 at the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel, 1777 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226.  The Michigan Chronicle “Women of Excellence” awards celebrate local African-American women who motivate and inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service.

DETROIT -- The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office is seeking small business owners for its sixth round of the Emerging Leaders Initiative.  Detroit is one of only 27 cities across the country to participate in the  Emerging Leaders initiative which aims to help promising small businesses in underserved communities sustain and grow their businesses, providing training they can use to succeed and create jobs.

DETROIT - Gerald Moore, Michigan District Director at U.S. Small Business Administration visited DeWitt in Clinton County on October 8th as part of “Countdown to 83 – Helping Small Business Succeed…One County at a Time” campaign.  Moore conducted a press conference with Linda Hundt, owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Café to highlight how SBA programs have helped her company grow.

DETROIT – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office presented its fiscal 2012 lender awards at the Great Lakes Lenders Conference on August 1st in Detroit.  Hantz Bank was named SBA Business Development Lender of the Year, SBA’s award the Michigan-based lender that had the best improvement in loan activity, based on loan volume and percentages.  Hantz Bank approved 27 SBA loans worth more than $15 million in fiscal 2012, an increase from 2011 of 286% in the number of loans and 670% in the total dollars approved.

DETROIT – The U.S. Small Business Administration presented regional lenders awards at the first Great Lakes Lenders Conference today.  The Cleveland, Columbus, Indiana, and Michigan SBA District Offices cosponsored the first ever Great Lakes Lenders Conference which was held in Detroit on August 1st and 2nd.   The event featured nationally recognized experts in SBA lending.  

DETROT – The Michigan District Office is currently leading all SBA districts in providing loans through SBA’s flagship 7(a) program.  From October 2012 through May 2013, the office guaranteed 1,221 loans for a total dollar amount of $342 million.  The Michigan District Office finished number one in fiscal 2011 and number two in fiscal 2012 in 7(a) loans, behind the Los Angeles District Office.

DETROIT –   SBA District Director Gerald L. Moore will be honored as one of Michigan Chronicle’s “Men of Excellence” at the Induction Ceremony on June 7, 2013 at the Westin Book Cadillac, 1114 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, 48226.  The Michigan Chronicle “Men of Excellence” awards celebrate local African-American men who motivate and inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service.

DETROIT – The U.S. Small Business Administration is proud to announce that its signature event, National Small Business Week, will be held June 17th through June 21st. The week’s events culminate in Washington where the 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year will be announced. Candidates from all 50 states and territories will be competing for the award, including Douglas Hekman, President of Quincy Street, Inc. in Holland, MI.

DETROIT – The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the winners of its 2013 Michigan Small Business awards.  The awards will be presented on May 2, 2013 at the ninth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards event at The Lansing Center in Lansing.  For more information on the state’s premier small business event, go to www.michigancelebrates.biz.

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