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Small business discussions online Tuesday, Wednesday

Sept. 14. It’s National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, and there are great seminars online during a Virtual Summit through Wednesday.

Tuesday: Better Serving Small Businesses and Underserved Communities

—Support Latino Biz: How these Mayors are Leading the Way” (3:40-4:40 p.m. EDT)
Participants: Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mayor Steve Adler, Austin, Texas; Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson, Ariz.; Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago, Ill.
Moderator: Antwaun Griffin, Chief of Staff for the SBA

—Special Remarks: Tarik Brooks, Chief Operating Officer of Combs Enterprises, will speak on the importance of Black and Brown communities coming together to support each other. (4:45-5:00 p.m. EDT)

Wednesday: Continuance to Support Resilience and Renewal

—Special Remarks: Oisin Hanrahan, Chief Executive Officer of Angi (formerly Angie’s List), will share small business experiences as well as trends and insights on how Angi has maneuvered through the pandemic and positioned for the future.

You must register to attend virtually.

Gov. Roy Cooper today proclaimed Sept. 12-19 as Small Business Week to highlight the importance of small, independent businesses and entrepreneurship to North Carolina’s economy.


“As the backbone of our economy, small business owners and entrepreneurs are crucial pillars to North Carolina’s success,” Cooper said.

“With much dedication even before the pandemic, the small business community has been the center of our economic prosperity from the mountains to the coast,” he added



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