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Rural Strong: Powering Rural Small Businesses

Wednesday, October 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By Small Business & Technology Development Center
717 East Street, Stockton, MO 65785


This event is designed to inform entrepreneurs, small business owners and community organizations about the federal lending programs and resources powered by the SBA, USDA, and Missouri SBDC. Agenda USDA Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program Rural Energy for America Program Makeesha Munro, Business Program Specialist Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture SBA Loan Programs Credit Building Lisa Zimmerman, Lender Relations Specialist, Springfield Missouri Branch Office U.S. Small Business Administration Missouri Department of Economic Development Export Opportunities for Missouri Companies Krista Hinrichs, Trade Manager-Asia Missouri International Trade and Investment Office America’s SBDC Missouri Kenneth Surbrugg, Consultant Missouri SBDC at Missouri Southern State University

Registration Notes

To register, contact the Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-276-5213 or by email at by the deadline. Since this is part of Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, lunch will be available at $10 per person.

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Cedar County Library
717 East Street
Stockton, MO 65785
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