NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local entrepreneur, economic innovator, and co-founder and CEO of The Idea Village, Tim Williamson, is scheduled to be one of the main keynote speakers for the National Association of Development Companies' (NADCO) Annual Meeting, Nov. 12.
The Idea Village is the first organization with a mission solely centered on entrepreneurship in New Orleans, and has played an integral role in catalyzing the city's entrepreneurial movement by supporting more than 4,653 entrepreneurs and their businesses. He helped lead the elevation of New Orleans as the example of entrepreneurship as the indispensable driving force behind economic growth.
"We are very honored Mr. Williamson accepted our invitation to speak at our annual meeting," said Barbara A. Vohryzek, president and chief executive officer of NADCO. "His commitment to promoting economic growth through innovation at The Idea Village has played an integral role in catalyzing New Orleans' entrepreneurial movement, and his passion is something our members share and are inspired by."
NADCO is the trade association of SBA Certified Development Companies (CDCs) and other lenders delivering SBA loans and financing for entrepreneurs to start up small businesses and ensure the broadest possible access to capital by America's small businesses.
Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, Nov. 11-13. The meeting is for CDC executives, business development officers, loan officers, third-party lenders and critical support staff. Industry experts will be there to help members understand regulation and policy and navigate the sometimes-complicated world of small-business financing.
Founded in 2000, The Idea Village is an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization based in New Orleans that provides direct service to high-impact entrepreneurs, convenes the ecosystem through New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, and supports initiatives that strengthen our entrepreneurial infrastructure. For more information: www.ideavillage.org
For more information concerning the National Association of Development Companies, the SBA loan program or other small business success stories from NADCO-member institutions, contact Heather McNelis, NADCO director of marketing and communications at email@example.com or (202) 349-0070 x19. An alternative point of contact is Rachel O'Sullivan of Vox Optima, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 310-4146.
SOURCE National Association of Development Companies (NADCO)