U.S SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES FIRST SMALL BUSINESS TOWN HALL MEETING SET FOR HARTFORD, CONN.
WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Erskine Bowles will host the first of several town hall meetings across the country at the West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium in West Hartford, Conn. on Thursday, July 15, 1993 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Other small business owner's town hall meetings are set for Los Angeles; Des Moines, Iowa; Atlanta; Portland, Ore.; Cleveland; Houston; and Denver. Bowles, who views these meetings as an opportunity to serve as a "listening post" for the Clinton Administration, will be meeting with small business owners and lenders throughout the state of Connecticut. The information he gathers will be used to create SBA policy and programs in the future. As early as his May confirmation hearings, Bowles promised small business owners that he would come to them to discuss their issues. The meeting will be a working session, allowing people to voice individual concerns directly to the administrator. "As administrator, I will go to the marketplace and meet with the customer -- then men and women who operate small businesses throughout the country," Bowles testified. He says he will report their concerns as well as policy initiatives directly to the president. Jane Applegate, a nationally syndicated small business columnist and author, will serve as moderator for the town hall meeting. Small business owners interested in attending should call 203-240-4673 for further information. Tickets are free. -0- 7/6/93 /NOTE TO EDITORS: The small business owners town hall meeting is open to the media./ /CONTACT: Nicole Elkon of SBA, 202-205-6740/
CO: U.S. Small Business Administration ST: Connecticut IN: SU:
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