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“The State of SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs and Their Role in Promoting an Economic Recovery”

Washington, Feb 11 -

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Hearing – “The State of SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs and Their Role in Promoting an Economic
Recovery.”

WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “The State of SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs and Their Role in Promoting an Economic Recovery” on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  The Committee will hear testimony from entrepreneurs and insurance industry representatives to examine the challenges small businesses face in today’s economy to offer health care coverage and to discuss the role and impact of health reform on small firms.

WHAT:          Hearing – “The State of SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs and Their Role in Promoting an Economic            Recovery.”

WHEN:          February 11, 2009
                      1:00 p.m.

WHERE:         2360 Rayburn House Office Building

Witness List—for planning purposes only:

Mr. Dave Ratner
Owner
Dave's Soda & Pet City
Agawam, MA
On behalf of the National Retail Federation

Ms. Janette Davis, CPA
President & CEO
Southeast American Financial Group, Inc.
Pembroke Pines, FL
On behalf of the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Thomas Haynes
Executive Director
The Coca-Cola Bottlers' Association
Atlanta, Georgia

Ms. Alissa Fox
Sr. Vice President
Office of Policy and Representation
BlueCross BlueShield Association

Mr. R. Michael Beene
Senior Health Advisor
National Association for the Self-Employed

Mr. Dirck Clark
Chief Business Development Officer
Heartland Regional Medical Center
Saint Joseph, MO

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