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SBA Holds Meet & Greet Information Session on Emerging Leaders Program Feb. 25 at Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Release Number: 
20190221-001
Contact: 
Kim Stout kimberly.stout@sba.gov | (610) 382-3080

HAWLEY, Pa.  – The SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Office holds an Information/Recruitment session on Emerging Leaders, an intensive, executive-level training initiative for small businesses on Feb. 25 at Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance, Hawley, Pa. 

WHO:  Business owners are invited to meet with 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 culminates in a viable three year strategic growth plan.

WHERE:  Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance, 92 Main Avenue, Hawley, PA

WHEN:  Monday, Feb. 25. Business owners welcome anytime between noon and 2 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 kimberly.stout@sba.gov or 610-382-3080.

Applications are available at https://www.interise.org/sbaemergingleaders and must be submitted by March 1.  Additional information is at www.sba.gov/emergingleaders.

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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 www.sba.gov.