SBA NEWS ADVISORY
Free Town Hall and Forums on Social Media, Exporting and Innovation Will Feature Leading Business Experts
Release Date: May 12, 2010
WASHINGTON – The small business public is encouraged to take part in the National Small Business Week town hall forum and business forums addressing key small business concerns. Participants will have an opportunity to exchange ideas and a dialogue on relevant issues for small businesses with leading business experts during National Small Business Week, May 23-25 in Washington, D.C. The town hall and business forums at Small Business Week are free.
WHAT: SMALL BUSINESS FORUMS on issues that impact small business and the economy include:
Town Hall Meeting – Small Business: Driving America’s Economy Innovation Forum – Turning Innovation into Jobs Exporting Forum – Taking Your Business Global Social Media Forum – Join the Conversation
WHO: Town hall and forum moderators and speakers will include:
JJ Ramberg, MSNBC Host “Your Business” and Town Hall Moderator Sean Greene, SBA Innovation Special Adviser and Innovation Moderator Luz Hopewell, SBA International Trade and Exporting Moderator Brian Moran, Veracle Media and Social Media Moderator Dinesh Lathi, eBay North America Marketplace Stephen P. Zimba, Cbeyond Claire Johnson, Google Dale Hayes, UPS Angus Thomson, Intuit Grow Your Business Division Luther Lowe, Yelp Rieva Lesonsky, GrowBiz Media
May 24, 2010 – Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Conference Center
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Town Hall with SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Innovation Forum
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Exporting Forum
Sponsors: eBay, Cbeyond and UPS
May 25, 2010 – Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Conference Center
10:30 am – 11:45 pm Social Media Forum
WHERE: National Small Business Week at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1330 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
Visit www.NationalSmallBusinessWeek.com to register for forums, and for the full Small Business Week schedule.
* The town hall forum and business forums are free to attend
NOTE: For participants unable to attend Small Business Week, the town hall and business forums will be webcast live online at http://www.NationalSmallBusinessWeek.com/.
Small Business Week 2010 sponsors and cosponsors include: Sam’s Club, Visa, Ford, ADP, Raytheon, Cbeyond, UPS, Intuit, Google, eBay, AT&T, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, D&B, Verio, ASBDC, NADCO, NAGGL, NASE, NSBA, WIPP and SCORE.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s participation in this cosponsored activity does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any cosponsor’s, donor’s, grantee’s, contractor’s or participant’s opinions, products, or services. All SBA programs and cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2010