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Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month Webinar

Thursday, May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - Springfield Branch Office
Online Event


Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for an online panel discussion with Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA’s economic aid to pivot during the pandemic.

You will also learn about the SBA resources available to help entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace: launch or expand businesses; receive counseling; funding opportunities; and help to recover or rebuild from disasters.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Han Nguyen, Associate Administrator for the SBA Office of Communications and Public Liaison.

Panelists include:

  • Angie Yu, President, Two Rivers Fisheries, Inc., Wickliffe, KY
  • Rakesh Srivastava, President and Founder, Innovative Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hastings, NE
  • Raj Mehta, CEO, Raj Technologies Inc., Plainview, NY
  • Chera Amlag, Co-Owner, Hood Famous Bakeshop, Seattle, WA

This webinar will be recorded.