PALM BAY, FLORIDA – At the March 18th Regular Council Meeting, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Senior Area Manager Vince LoPresti joined City leaders for a ceremonial signing of a Strategic Alliance Memorandum to formalize a collaborative effort between the City of Palm Bay and the SBA to strengthen and expand small business development in Palm Bay.
The City’s collaborative programming with the SBA kicked off earlier this year with a series of webinars on exporting for businesses, which can be found by visiting https://bit.ly/3Cbs5e9
, and will continue with a free webinar on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program. This webinar will review the criteria and eligibility for businesses seeking to obtain HUBZone Certification and how the certification can help businesses gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.
The HUBZone Webinar is scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 10:30am to 11:30am. Participants can join the webinar through Microsoft Teams by calling 1 (347) 378-4680; Conference ID: 286667068# or via the webinar link available at: https://bit.ly/3knz0L7
The SBA and the City of Palm Bay share a common objective to help start, retain, and grow small businesses. The mission of the City includes a focus on growing a diverse local business community and creating job opportunities for citizens.
Through this partnership, the City and SBA will work to provide helpful information, resources, training, and events designed to nurture and support small business development. The Strategic Alliance Memorandum seeks to align complimentary services and resources from each organization to provide maximum benefits to the small business community.
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