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January 11, 2011

UPDATE - Richmond Fed Holding Forum for Minority- and Women-Owned Small Businesses

Richmond, Va.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is holding a forum to help provide knowledge and resources for minority and women small business owners. This free, all-day event will be held Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Richmond Fed's Charlotte branch office, 530 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N.C. Small business owners are invited to learn about how to build or rebuild a successful business in a challenging economic environment.

The forum offers small business owners an opportunity to learn from various professional service providers and lenders about key strategies to help them develop, manage and grow small businesses. Training sessions will cover topics on small business planning, financing and marketing. The purpose of the forum is to provide a comprehensive event for learning, networking and problem-solving with special attention paid to the needs of small businesses owned by minorities and women.

Minority- and women-owned small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business service providers, community development lenders, credit unions, financial institutions, local government entities and policymakers are encouraged to attend.

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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