Small Business Week In Charlotte Starts May 16

Charlotte’s Small Business Week 2011 Kickoff Event will commence a week-long schedule of events. A highlight of this event will be the public unveiling of the new small business web portal – Attendees will be invited to provide feedback on the site.

The event will also feature breakfast and networking with information provided by the City’s Small Business Resource Partners.

The winner of the Extreme Makeover: Small Business Edition, a contest providing essential business services to one lucky business, will also be announced.

WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2011 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Program begins at 8:15 a.m.

WHO: Mayor Anthony R. Foxx
Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon
Patrick Mumford, Director of Neighborhood & Business Services
Brad Richardson, Director of Economic Development
Charlotte Small Business Resource Partners
Charlotte Small Business Owners and Community Leaders

WHERE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Lobby
600 East Fourth Street

WHY: Small Business Week 2011 is a coordinated effort between the City, the City’s Small Business Resource Partners and other business organizations. It’s an opportunity for Charlotte’s Small Business owners to network and learn about financing and other topics related to their business.

VISUALS: Mayor Anthony Foxx will unveil the new small business web portal, Event attendees will be able to surf this dynamic new business tool and provide feedback at laptop stations. The Extreme Makeover: Small Business Edition winner will be recognized. Charlotte small business owners networking with the City’s Small Business Resource Partners and other area business owners.