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SBA Deputy Administrator Johns to Host Press Call Highlighting National Small Business Week; Strategic Alliance with U.S. Hispanic Chamber

Johns to be joined by Jesse Salazar of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber and Zerf Banda, a successful Hispanic American entrepreneur, to discuss SBA’s Efforts to Help Hispanic Entrepreneurs Grow Their Businesses

WASHINGTON – SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns will host a press call with Jesse Salazar of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Small Business Person of the Year, Zerf Banda this Friday, May 25, 2012, at 2:00 pm EDT to highlight National Small Business Week and efforts by the SBA to help small business owners in underserved communities start, grow and succeed. Zerf Banda, President and Chief Operating Officer of Banda Group International, LLC, has been an 8(a) contractor since 2007. BGI successfully bid a five-year NASA contract at the Goddard Space Flight Center and provides occupational safety support services for the Transportation Safety Administration.

The call caps off SBA’s 2012 National Small Business Week (May 20-26) celebration. National Small Business Week recognizes the impact made by American entrepreneurs and small business as they’ve led us into recovery, creating an economy built to last.

WHO:
SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns
Jesse Salazar, Director of Government Relations, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Arizona Small Business Person of the Year Zerf Banda, Banda Group International, LLC

WHAT:
Press Call to highlight National Small Business Week and SBA’s efforts to help small business owners in underserved communities grow

WHEN:
Friday, May 25th, 2012, 2 p.m. EDT

DIAL-IN:
1-888-621-9649 or 1-617-231-2734
Code 410783

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Contact:
Nina Smith
(202) 205-6920
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news

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