WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will be the featured speaker during a May 15 evening reception at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to kick off the Washington, D.C. leg of National Small Business Week hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Dr. Yellen began her four-year term as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 3, 2014. She also serves as Chair of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Yellen served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors.
Every year since 1963, the SBA salutes outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S territories during National Small Business Week. This year, in addition to other SBA regional and local small business week events being held around the country, the cities of: Boston, San Francisco, Kansas City, and Washington, D.C. are hosting national events the week of May 12-16.
The Washington D.C. event scheduled for May 15-16 will also feature entrepreneurship workshops, panel discussions, award ceremonies and business matchmaking sessions for small businesses to market their goods and services to federal agencies and prime contractors.