Wednesday, June 12, 2013

SBA Comes to Seattle on National Tour

UPDATE 6-17-13:  In celebration of National Small Business Week, the Chamber is featuring a small business every day this week on the Chamber's Facebook page! Featured businesses will be randomly chosen from attendees who provided business cards in the card drop bowl at the 6-14-13 Chamber Luncheon.

WHAT: Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight through National Small Business Week the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories.
This year’s event will be held June 16-21, in Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offering tips, tools and trainings for small businesses to start, succeed and grow.  In addition to in-person events, small business owners can participate in online-only panel discussions on hot topics like social media and business financing starting daily at 4 p.m. ET. All events, in-person and online, will be streamed live on The event hashtag is #SBW2013.

Confirmed speakers for the 12:15 Government Contracting Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses panel include:
• Barbara Kasoff, President, Women Impacting Public Policy (Moderator)
• John Bagaason, Procurement Analyst, US Small Business Administration
• Cara Buckingham, Information Manager, Birch Equipment Rentals & Sales
• Trina Payton, President, ABN Technologies

The U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with WIPP

Monday June 17, 2013
8:30 AM – 3:15 PM

Microsoft Campus, Building 37 in Redmond, Wash.


Media must RSVP to attend. Please contact Jessie Kramer at or (212) 539-3284.

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