Small Business Week and Washington Presentation

April 10, 2011

Mark your calendars for two upcoming events in Washington, D.C. that celebrate the spirit of America’s small businesses and connect small-business owners with key policymakers. On May 18 through 20, SBA—and NSBA as a sponsor of the event—will host a variety of events in honor of National Small Business Week. Then, on Sept. 14 and 15, NSBA will host its annual Washington Presentation where small-business owners hear from policy experts and meet with their elected officials.

 

National Small Business Week

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has recently announced the dates and various events planned for 2011 National Small Business Week. National Small Business week is May 15 through 21, with festivities planned by SBA on May 18-20 in Washington, D.C. A sponsor of the event, NSBA is looking forward to celebrating the drive and dedication of America’s small-business community which continues to push through in a downturned economy.

NSBA board members will participate in various events during National Small Business Week, where small-business owners from across the country will receive awards, meet with their lawmakers and hear from top administration officials.

Please click here for more information

NSBA Washington Presentation

On Sept. 14 and 15, NSBA will be holding its annual Washington Presentation in Washington, D.C. Typically held in the spring, this year the event will be held in the fall to ensure maximum impact from the various hill visits of participants. During the Washington Presentation, small-business owners convene in Washington, D.C. to get the latest updates from policy experts, hear from White House officials, and have time to network with each other. The following day, participants are treated to a Congressional Breakfast where various lawmakers address the group, and then set out for meetings with their Representative and Senators.

Additionally at the Washington Presentation, NSBA will honor the winner and finalists for the 2011 Lewis I. Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award. This award recognizes small-business owners who go above and beyond in advocating for the small-business community. Please click here for more details on this award.

Stay tuned to the NSBA Web site for details on the Washington Presentation.