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SBA Holds Meet & Greet Information Session on Emerging Leaders Program Feb. 14

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Release Number: 
Kim Stout | (610) 382-3080

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Office holds an Information/Recruitment session on Emerging Leaders, its intensive executive level training initiative for small businesses on Feb. 14 at Bucknell University Small Business Development Center, Lewisburg.

WHO:  U.S. Small Business Administration Staff

WHAT:  Meet & Greet Information/Recruitment session on the Emerging Leaders program which offers business owners the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through a combination of executive education, advice from business leaders and practical tips based on “real-life” business experience. The free, no cost program results in a viable three year strategic growth plan.

WHERE:  Bucknell University Small Business Development Center, 416 Market Street, Lewisburg, PA

WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 14. Business owners welcome anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

A limited number of slots are open in this year’s Emerging Leaders program for established businesses that meet the following criteria:

  • Annual sales of  $250,000 or more
  • In business 3 years or more
  • Staff at least one employee in addition to the owner
  • Commit one evening every other week from April to October, in King of Prussia, for approximately 100 hours of combined classroom, homework, and peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Participation extended to owner, president, CEO, COO, CFO, or key decision-maker

Businesses interested in Emerging Leaders should contact Kim Stout, Project Manager, at or 610-382-3080.

Applications are available at and must be submitted by March 1. Additional information is at


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit