WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of National Small Business Week, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will attend the 5th Annual Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in San Jose, Calif., where she will deliver the keynote speech in front of a majority of "New American" entrepreneurs.
Contreras-Sweet will share the spotlight with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, who will kick off the event. Both dignitaries will discuss business trends and resources to help small businesses start and grow.
Since the majority of attendees will be "New American" entrepreneurs, there will be workshops with simultaneous translation in Spanish and Vietnamese. Event fliers will be printed in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
As part of the event, Contreras-Sweet will present a grant to AnewAmerica, a Women Business Center dedicated to helping "New American" women entrepreneurs start, grow and expand their businesses.
The annual summit brings together Silicon Valley business and city leaders, assistance organizations, and entrepreneurs to encourage business growth in Silicon Valley. Admission is free, but space is limited.
What: 5th Annual Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Keynote speech
When: Friday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PT
Where: San Jose City Hall - 200 E. Santa Clara Street. San Jose, CA 95113
How: Media must RSVP to Miguel.email@example.com by 7 a.m. Friday, May 6.
After attending the Summit, Contreras-Sweet will celebrate the healthy food industry and recognize the winner of the Northern California's Emerging Small Business award, at an event hosted by Revolution Foods, a known company in the healthy food industry, in Oakland.
What: Celebration of Healthy Food Manufacturing Industry
When: Friday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. PT
Where: Masonic Lodge (Hiram Hall) – 8383 Capwell Dr. Oakland, CA 94621
How: Media must RSVP to Miguel.firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 a.m. Friday, May 6.
Lastly, Contreras-Sweet will offer a press conference at the location of the 2016 California Small Business Persons of the Year, which earlier today also won the National Small Business Persons of the Year Award at a National Small Business Week event.
What: Press Conference
When: Friday, May 6, 2-3 p.m. PT
Where: Equator Coffee and Teas - 986 Market Street, SF, CA 94102
How: Media must RSVP to Miguel.email@example.com by noon. Friday, May 6.
For more information on National Small Business Week events, please visit www.sba.gov/nsbw.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012 has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov
Cosponsorship Authorization #SBW2016 SBA's participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA/SCORE programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. SCORE is partially funded by SBA Cooperative Agreement No. SBAHQ-14-S-0001.
National Small Business Week 2016 sponsors include: Chase for Business, SCORE, ADP, Colonial Life, Intuit, Sam' s Club, Square, YP, ESET, Facebook, Instagram, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) and VEDC
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration