Rep. Bishop to Co-Host Small Business Forum on Friday
Columbus, GA – On Friday, December 9, 2011, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Cassius Butts, and SBA Georgia District Director Terri Denison will co-host a small business forum at Columbus Technical College located at 928 Manchester Expressway in Columbus, Georgia. The event is open to the general public, small business owners, local entrepreneurs, employees and members of the media.
The purpose of Friday’s forum is to provide local businesses, current and prospective entrepreneurs with useful information on growing their businesses, financing their ventures, and obtaining access to the federal government’s contractor market place.
“Small businesses employ approximately half of our nation’s private sector employees and have generated most of America’s new jobs over the past 17 years,” said Congressman Bishop. “In order to promote growth in our economy and combat high unemployment rates, it is essential that we provide our nation’s small businesses with the information and resources they need to enhance their operations, train their workforces and produce quality services and products. By providing our local Georgia entrepreneurs with the necessary tools to start and grow their businesses, we are providing some of the resources vital to recharging and sustaining our state’s economy.”
Members of the media and general public invited to attend Small Business Forum.
If you would like to attend, (and/or schedule an interview with Rep. Sanford Bishop), please RSVP with Micah Ragland at Micah.Ragland@mail.house.gov or 202-225-3631.
U.S. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02)
U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Cassius Butts
U.S. Small Business Administration Georgia District Director Terri Denison
Faye Anderson with Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Lori Auten with the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center
Friday, December 9, 2011, 10:00am – 1:30pm
Columbus Technical College – 928 Manchester Expressway; Columbus, Georgia