Rural Strong: North Carolina

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Regional High Technology Center – Auditorium

112 Industrial Park Drive

Waynesville, NC 28786

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other partners have teamed up to bring to your doorstep their program and service offerings.

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8:30 a.m. Registration. Resource area open: USDA, SBA, Mountain BizWorks, Thread Capital, Haywood CC SBC, SBTDC, Women’s Business Center, SCORE.

9:00 a.m. Welcome

  • Dr. Barbara Parker, President – Haywood Community College
  • Dr. Regina Hartley, Dean of Business & Industry – Haywood Community College
  • Katy Gould, Director – Haywood Community College Small Business Center
  • Robert Hosford, State Director – U.S. Department of Agriculture, North Carolina
  • Mike Arriola, Acting District Director – U.S. Small Business Administration

9:45 a.m. Making Your Location Work for You: Opportunity Zones. Moderator: Mike Arriola, SBA.

  • Mickey Dale, CPA, Johnson Price & Sprinkle CPAs
  • David Francis, Program Administrator, Office of the County Manager, Haywood County NC

10:30 a.m. A Conversation about Funding. Moderator: Russ Harris, Southwestern Commission.

  • Rossie Bullock, USDA Area Director
  • Karen Hoskins, SBA Lead Lender Relations Specialist
  • Barry Ryan, VP -Thread Capital
  • Moriah Heaney, Community Investments Manager - Mountain BizWorks

11:15 a.m. Resource area reopens; networking

11:45 a.m. Adjourn

SBA's participation in this event is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any event partner or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Levi Kinnard, Timothy.Kinnard@sba.gov, ph: 704-344-6585.




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Regional High Technology Center – Auditorium

112 Industrial Park Drive

Waynesville, NC 28786

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