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The Role of Community Navigators in Reaching Underserved Businesses

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “The Role of Community Navigators in Reaching Underserved Businesses.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via CISCO Webex.

The Subcommittee will meet to discuss the new Community Navigator Pilot Program, created in the American Rescue Plan. The remote hearing is an opportunity for Members to learn how the program will leverage existing community partners to enhance outreach to underserved communities across the country. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for Members to examine how increased outreach in underserved communities is vital to small businesses’ success.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 


Ms. Rebecca Shi
Executive Director
American Business Immigration Coalition
Chicago, IL

Ms. Bridget Weston
Chief Executive Officer
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Herndon, VA

Ms. Pilar Guzman Zavala
Chief Executive Officer
Half Moon Empanadas
Miami, FL

Mr. Bruce Strong
State Director
Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
St. Paul, MN

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