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May 27, 2011

Richmond Fed Sponsors Small Business Workshop in Fayetteville, N.C.

Richmond, Va.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, in partnership with the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development and Fayetteville State University's Small Business Technology Development Center, is holding a forum for small business owners at Fayetteville State University on June 7. The forum will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Rudolph Jones Student Center on the Fayetteville State campus.

The forum will provide information and resources for small businesses owned by women and members of minority groups, as well as military-based small businesses.

Small business owners will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of training sessions that cover topics on small business planning, financing and marketing. Small business development experts will address issues related to key components of successful businesses, doing business with government and large businesses, access to borrowing, and direct information from successful small business owners. 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 women, veterans and members of minority groups.

The sponsors invite small businesses owners, entrepreneurs, small business service-providers, community development lenders, and representatives of credit unions and financial institutions to attend the event, along with local, state and federal government officials.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond works with national, regional and local partners to hold small business forums to serve as a platform for discussion of the next steps that policymakers and stakeholders can undertake to ensure that small businesses have the greatest possible opportunity to thrive.

If you are a small business owner and would like to attend this forum, visit the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development website to register. The event is free to all participants.

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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