WASHINGTON, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration will visit Memphis, Tenn., Helena, Ark., and Clarksdale, Miss. on July 6th as part of her five-day Delta Region Main Street Road Tour which will take her to five states and 11 cities. She will finish up in New Orleans on Friday, July 8.
While in Memphis she will meet with the Mayor and other officials as she takes a walking tour of Beale St. and visit Tennessee's 2016 SBA Minority Business of the Year. After her visit to Memphis she will travel to Helena, Ark., where she will be met by the mayor and other officials for a walking tour on Cherry St. and will get to visit and interact with several small businesses. Later that afternoon Contreras-Sweet will be in Clarksdale, Miss. where she will be part of a discussion on "Small Business Lending in the Delta" and will take a walking tour of the city and a visit to the Delta Blues Museum.
WHAT: SBA Administrator visit to Memphis, Tenn.; Helena, Ark., and Clarksdale, Miss.
WHEN: July 6, 2016 (10:15a.m. – 5 p.m.)
WHERE: Memphis, Tennessee
10:15-10:45 a.m. (Handy Park - 200 Beale Street, Memphis, Tenn.)
- Walking tour of Beale St. with Mayor Jim Strickland and local officials
11:45 a.m. (1251 Wesley Dr., Memphis, Tenn.)
- Visit Carpenter Primary Healthcare (2016 SBA Tenn. Minority business of the Year)
WHERE: Helena, Ark.
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. (Parking and gathering at York and Walnut)
- Cherry St. walking tour with Mayor Jay Hollowell and local officials. Visit several local small businesses.
WHERE: Clarksdale, Miss.
4:05 – 4:30 p.m. (Starting point - Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art, Inc - 252 Delta Ave., Clarksdale, Miss.)
- Small business walking tour of Clarksdale with Mayor Bill Luckett.
4:30 - 5 p.m. (1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, Miss)
- Tour Delta Blues Museum
MEDIA RSVP: Sophia Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 427-7841
Wednesday, July 6 by 8 a.m.
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
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration