SBA, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to Host Export Trade Fair

October 17, 2012

NSBA has joined forces with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Mo. to help spread the word about an upcoming event to help small exporters. The upcoming Export Matchmaker Trade Fair will be held on Monday, Oct. 22 from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Conference Center.

The event will feature workshops on international trade topics that will help business owners learn how to export, expand their operations and create jobs.  There also will be a matchmaking trade show to help small business manufacturers match up with Export Management Companies and Trading Companies specializing in exporting U.S. goods and services.

More than 120 people from 16 states and four countries are expected to participate. Half of the attendees are from the St. Louis metropolitan area. Although the event takes place in St. Louis, the SBA encourages businesses from throughout the U.S., and the Midwest in particular, to participate.

Please see details below.

WHAT: Export Matchmaking event hosted by the SBA, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the National Small Business Association.

WHO:   Patricia Brown-Dixon, SBA Regional Administrator, Region VII and Julie Stackhouse, Senior Vice President, Supervision and Regulation of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2012, 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Conference Center, 411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63102

For general business registration and more information, visit

For media registration, please contact Laura E. Girresch at 314-444-6166, or