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SBA Hosts Annual "Meet the Lenders" Event April 7

Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Invited to Pitch to Lenders
Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Release Number: 
20170207-001
Contact: 
Sonia Smith (610) 382-3085 | sonia.smith@sba.gov

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces its annual “Meet the Lenders” borrower-lender matchmaking event in King of Prussia, Pa. The event invites entrepreneurs to present their financing needs in a 10-minute pitch to a lender in a “one-stop, speed dating” format, which sparks lending relationships across the region. SBA encourages entrepreneurs at every stage of business development, from start-up to expansion, to attend this free event Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pa. This event is open to the media.

Lenders covering Eastern Pennsylvania as well as representatives from SBA’s Resource Partner Network – SCORE, Women’s Business Centers, and Small Business Development Centers – will attend.

To help attendees prepare, SBA’s Resource Partners offer workshops through April 7. A variety of programs, including dates, locations, and topics offered are listed at the official “Meet the Lenders” website, http://www.widenersbdc.org/meetthelenders2017.

WHO:       Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Invited to Pitch to Lenders

WHAT:    SBA’s Annual “Meet the Lenders” Matchmaking Event

WHEN:    Friday, April 7, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

FEE:         FREE - No cost to entrepreneurs and businesses                                            

WHERE:  DoubleTree by Hilton, 301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA

Pre-registration is preferred at the official “Meet the Lenders” website, http://www.widenersbdc.org/meetthelenders2017.

For additional information, or for media interviews and photographs, contact Sonia Smith, SBA Specialist, at: (610) 382-3085 or email  Sonia.Smith@sba.gov.

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The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. For more information about the SBA and the Eastern Pennsylvania District Office, visit www.sba.gov/pa.