It’s National Small Business Week!

sba 2018

National Small Business week is happening now, April 29th – May 5th. Local Chambers of Commerce across the country work tirelessly year-round to promote local businesses. But, for these seven days out of the year, they kick their efforts into overdrive. Many towns and local organizations are hosting educational events and seminars as well as […]

SBA Nominee Maria Contreras-Sweet Poised to be Confirmed


At her recent confirmation hearing, Maria Contreras-Sweet, the newly nominated chief of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), promised to do more to promote the agency’s services. Contreras-Sweet said she understood what small businesses go through based on her own startup experience. There are about 2,400 SBA lenders, including ProAmérica Bank, the community bank that […]