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SBA forum to address small biz regulations – Colorado Springs -August 14, 2014‏

SBA National Ombudsman to Host
Small Business Regulatory Fairness Hearing in Colorado Springs

Small business owners, representatives of local economic development organizations, trade groups and community leaders are invited to join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Ombudsman Brian Castro to discuss federal regulatory issues impacting small businesses in Colorado Springs on Thursday, August 14, 2014.

This event will give the local business community a chance to voice concerns about unfair regulatory enforcement, excessive fines, retaliation, burdensome regulations and other regulatory issues involving federal agencies.  In addition, small businesses will have an opportunity to learn more about the range of resources available from the SBA and the Office of the National Ombudsman.

Comments and concerns raised at the regulatory fairness hearing will be directed to the appropriate federal agency for a fairness review in an effort to reduce undue regulatory burdens, while helping small businesses succeed.

WHAT: Regulatory Fairness Hearing for Small Business

WHERE:               Pikes Peak Workforce Center
El Paso County Citizens Service Center Building
1675 Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

WHEN: Thursday, August 14, 2014
                                11 a.m. – Registration
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Hearing

The Colorado Springs small business hearing is free and open to the public.  RSVP by August 1 to Juanita Dailey at (719) 481-4877 or by email at juanitad@navsys.com<mailto:juanitad@navsys.com>. Those wishing to testify must register and provide written statements in advance to Ms. Dailey. Testimony may also be submitted confidentially in writing, in lieu of attending the hearing in person. Those wishing to put their testimony on the record on a confidential basis may also do so by writing in advance.

Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least one week in advance by emailing Felicia Barbera at FeliciaBarbera@elpasoco.com<mailto:FeliciaBarbera@elpasoco.com>, or by calling 719-667-3700.

For more information, visit www.sba.gov/ombudsman<http://www.sba.gov/ombudsman>.

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