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Rural Main Street Tour Celebrates National Small Business Week

Release Number: 
20190506-002
Advisory Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2019
Contact: 
Robert Goza robert.goza@sba.gov | (610) 382-3084
Small Business Walking Tour May 9 in Lewisburg, Pa.

Lewisburg, Pa.—Small business owners and entrepreneurs in Lewisburg celebrate National Small Business Week with SBA’s Eastern PA District Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosts a walking tour of small businesses to highlight entrepreneurship, innovation, and local economic impact May 9 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Media are welcome and invited to attend.

WHO:  Michael Kane, Deputy Director, U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District

Dennis Davin, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

Steven Stumbris, Director, Bucknell University Small Business Development Center

WHAT: Walking tour and local small businesses visits on Market Street in Lewisburg.

WHEN & WHERE:

11:15 a.m.: Startup Lewisburg Incubator Tour, 416 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Lewisburg

·        Meet & Greet with Mary Tiffin, CEO, RunLites – rechargeable, wearable, hands-free LED lights for sports enthusiasts and the outdoors

·        Demo of Gameball with Kevin Langdon, Co-founder, Play Impossible – reinventing the world’s oldest toy with 21st century video game technology

11:35 a.m.: Bucknell University SBDC Tour, 416 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Lewisburg

·        Meet & Greet with Jessica Sitko, Owner, Trademark Antiques – antique and vintage jewelry from Victorian, Art Deco, and Art Nouveau eras

·        Ribbon Cutting with Karen Holstead, Founder, A Red Wheelbarrow – web design and marketing firm

12:10 p.m.: 434 Market Street, Lewisburg

·        Tour Iron Front Events with Mike Matukaitis, CEO – 19th century National Historic Landmark for private events

12:40 p.m.: 606 Market Street, Lewisburg

·        Visit with Rob Antanitis, Owner, Civil War Cider – only producer of artisanal cider and mead in Union County

National Small Business Week recognizes the small business community’s contribution to the American economy. Every year since 1963, SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week. This year’s National Small Business Week will be held during the week of May 5 to May 11 in Washington, D.C. During National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes and awards outstanding small business owners from around the country. Additionally, recognition and educational events throughout SBA’s 10 Regions and 68 Districts will be held throughout the week. Learn more about National Small Business Week at: https://www.sba.gov/national-small-business-week.

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For interviews, photos, or additional information, contact Rob Goza at robert.goza@sba.gov.

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.