• SBA is Celebrating Black History Month

    January 30, 2021
    Join the SBA, the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and more than a dozen other organizations who are collaborating to present the Black-Owned Business Excellence online symposium. The all-day event will start at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 with sessions that aim to celebrate, educate, and inspire Black and BIPOC business owners. 
    Event Agenda:
    •  9 a.m. State of Black-Owned Business
    • 10 a.m. Black-Owned Business Panel:
      • Lewis Rudd, Ezell's Famous Chicken
      • Debrena Jackson Gandy, Million Dollar Mentor
      • Efrem Fesaha, Boon Boona Coffee
      • Njuguna Gishuru, African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest 
      • Keisha Credit, Business Bestie
    • 11:30 a.m. Paycheck Protection Program Info Session
    • 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    • 4 p.m. Wrap Up/Virtual Social Hour