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SBA Town Hall on Wednesday--Oct. 19, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Doors open at 8:45 am

Small business owners you are invited to the SBA Town Hall on Wednesday. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it will hold a town hall for the Lumbee Community on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The event marks the SBA’s first, significant outreach event in Robeson County and for the Lumbee tribe.

The town hall will include a brief SBA presentation and a panel discussion also featuring the SBA as well as its resource partners: Small Business and Technology Development Center, SCORE, Women’s Business Center, Veterans Business Outreach Center, and Robeson Community College Small Business Center. The panel discussion will include a question-and-answer session. The participating organizations will have resource tables which attendees may visit after the panel discussion.

SBA Assistant Administrator for Native American Affairs Jackson Brossy will visit from Washington DC to deliver remarks, as will Greenville NC-based SBA Southeast Regional Administrator Allen Thomas.

“We are pleased to be able to showcase our programs and services for the Lumbee community next month,” commented SBA North Carolina District Director Mike Arriola, who is based in Charlotte. “The outreach event we are planning aligns with the SBA’s commitment to ensure that our underserved communities have equitable access to capital, technical assistance, and other assistance to help them start and grow their small businesses.”

Who should attend: Anyone wanting to start a small business, or run and grow an existing small business.

Date/Time: Wed., Oct. 19, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Doors open at 8:45 am.

Location: The Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub at 202 Main Street, Pembroke, NC

Registration and agenda: Please go to

There is no cost to attend this event.


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