Farmington Regional Chamber Forms Alliance with Small Business Administration
February 21, 2019
Farmington Regional Alliance Forms Alliance with Small Business Administration
Feb. 21, 2019Today at the Farmington Regional Chamber Business and Community luncheon, the Small Business Administration announced plans to form a Strategic Alliance with the Farmington Regional Chamber. Maureen Brinkley, the District Director for the Small Business Administration, announced this will be the first rural Strategic Alliance in Missouri, and possibly the first in the United States.
“Having the Strategic Alliance in place means we will bring SBA workshops, confidential business counseling and business mentoring to the region with the help of the Farmington Regional Chamber.” Says Brinkley, “We will have an on-going monthly SBA presence here in the community.”
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business. “With the majority of our local businesses being classified as small businesses, we believe these added resources will be a tremendous asset to our region. This Strategic Alliance aligns with the mission of the Farmington Regional Chamber to assist in business growth, economic improvement and community development so, this is a natural fit for an Alliance. We are honored to have been chosen for this opportunity and look forward to partnering with the SBA as we work together for a stronger business community.” says Candy Zarcone, Director of Member Engagement and Business Development for the Farmington Regional Chamber.
Candy Zarcone, Director of Member Engagement & Business Development