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SCORE Philadelphia, SBA Resource and Lending Partners Team Up To Hold “Meet The Lenders” Event For Local Entrepreneurs

Advisory Date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Advisory Number: 
20170629-001
Contact: 
Robert Goza (610) 382-3084 | robert.goza@sba.gov
Oct. 5th Event Connects Small Businesses with Lenders, Meaningful Business Advice

PHILADELPHIA– The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District participates in a Philadelphia “Meet the Lenders” Borrower Matchmaking event, hosted by SCORE Philadelphia and other SBA official resource partners Oct. 5, 2017. The Philadelphia “Meet The Lenders” event occurs Thursday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at The Pyramid Club, Mellon Building, 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. This event is open to the media.

SBA leaders will kick-off the event and SBA staff will work directly with small business owners to connect them with resource partners and lenders in a “one-stop, speed dating” format to spark lending relationships. During the event’s “Lender Match,” entrepreneurs have a series of 15-minute “pitch periods” with a variety of lenders in one-on-one meetings. The lenders can schedule more detailed interviews with entrepreneurs whose proposal may be a match with their lending portfolio.

“SBA-guaranteed lending continues to be an important resource for small businesses to start, grow and create new jobs for Americans. We are proud to participate in lender outreach and training opportunities like the Philadelphia ‘Meet the Lenders’ event,” said SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Tony Leta. “SBA’s participation is one of the ways SBA is trying to increase outreach to the underserved small business communities in the Greater Philadelphia Metro Area. SBA’s primary mission is to ensure that small business owners have access to the technical assistance and capital they need for their business.”

SBA Resource partners SCORE Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Network encourages entrepreneurs at every stage of business development, from start-up to expanding businesses, to attend this event. These organizations will be available to help potential borrowers.  

WHO:       SBA Lenders (Banks, Microlenders, Certified Development Corporations)

WHAT:    “Meet The Lenders” Borrower-Lender Matchmaking Event

WHEN:    Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: The Pyramid Club, Mellon Building, 1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

REGISTER: http://conta.cc/2tkfy93

For additional event information contact:

SCORE Philadelphia #46, 105 N. 22nd Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Office: 215-231-9880  | Email: georgianna.collick@scorevolunteer.org

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Media may request SBA interviews or photographs through Robert Goza at 610-382-3084 or robert.goza@sba.gov.