SBA Business Recovery Expo
Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
U.S. Small Business Administration
Business Recovery Expo – North Adams
Please join a panel of distinguished speakers from federal, state and local organizations to discuss how their organizations may assist your business survive in this economic environment. The panel will be followed by an exposition where you may visit with these and other organizations about your situation. Two, free, workshops on business financing and SBA programs will follow the Expo.
Robert H. Nelson - SBA Massachusetts District Director.
Richard J. Alcombright - North Adams Mayor
Michael Supranowicz - President, Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
André M. Porter - Executive Director, Mass Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Representatives of MCLA, MSBDC, SCORE and financial institutions.
Seating is limited. To register, please call P. Edgardo Tarrats at (413) 785-0484
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:05 AM Welcoming Remarks - MCLA Representative
8:05 AM – 8:10 AM Remarks - P. Edgardo Tarrats - Branch Manager - U.S. SBA
8:10 AM – 8:20 AM Remarks on SBA - Robert H. Nelson - District Director - U.S. SBA
8:20 AM – 8:25 AM Remarks by Richard J. Alcombright - North Adams Mayor
8:25 AM – 8:30 AM Remarks by Michael Supranowicz - President, Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Panel Discussion: Resources for Small Businesses
Robert H. Nelson - SBA Massachusetts District Director - Moderator
André M. Porter - Executive Director, MOSBE
Keith Girouard – Regional Director, MSBDC
Phil Weiner – SCORE
Richard H. Alley - The Economic Stabilization Trust
Leslie Lawrence – Vice President, Commercial Lending, MassDevelopment
Charlene Golonka – Lending Representative, CDFC
Carol Brennan – Director of Business Development, BDC Capital
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Workshops
I - SBA Financing for Your Business
P. Edgardo Tarrats – SBA Branch Manager
II – Tips for Small Businesses
Robert H. Nelson – SBA Massachusetts District Director
Resource Partners – MSBDC, SCORE, Chamber of Commerce
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Expo: Resources for Business (Simultaneously with Workshops)
Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.
All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.