The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads (SBDC), an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that Lauren Small, Early Education Business Program Coordinator for the Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center, has been invited to speak at the Americas SBDC conference this September in San Francisco, California. The America's SBDC is the premiere annual conference attended by thousands of small business counselors from around the country.
Ms. Small will be discussing why early childhood education should be considered a workforce development initiative. How early childhood small business training can be a viable source of funding for SBDC's and explaining how community collaboration can jump start funding for high impact business coaching in this industry.
Jim Carroll, Executive Director, Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, Inc. commented that “Lauren's selection to present at the Association's annual professional development conference is a testament to the excellence of the program developed by Virginia Beach and the SBDC. Lauren is at the forefront of an outstanding program that not only contributes directly to a city, region or state's economic development but also to the quality of life for its residents. Once again, Hampton Roads is leading the way in developing new and effective initiatives to take businesses and the region into the future."
Ms. Small is very pleased to be representing Hampton Roads at this great event.
About the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads (www.hrsbdc.org)
The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads is a non-profit affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Thomas Nelson Community College in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. It is part of a statewide network of business assistance headed by the Mason Center for Business and Public Policy at George Mason University, and funded primarily by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC provides management counseling, information, technical assistance, education, and training to small businesses in the region’s 18 cities and counties. It has been serving the greater Hampton Roads region and the Eastern Shore since 1990.
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is the Region’s premier business organization; helping our members succeed, driving regional economic growth and enhancing the quality of life of our community’s residents. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its member businesses, which employ nearly 250,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia. Visit HamptonRoadsChamber.com. Like us on Facebook at Chamber757 and follow us on Twitter @Chamber757.