SBA: Ignite Tour Continues to Boise, Idaho

WHAT:      Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration and voice of small businesses on the President’s Cabinet, sparks her nationwide SBA Ignite Tour focused on listening to business owners; educating about SBA’s services for access to capital, mentoring and federal contracting; advocating for entrepreneurs and driving economic growth with small businesses.
WHEN:      Friday, Sept. 29
WHERE:   Administrator McMahon will visit the following businesses; press is invited to attend:
8:10 a.m. – Forward Movement Training Center – 125 W. Taylor St. | Meridian, ID
Visuals: “scenario village” equipped for home invasion, robbery and active shooter training11:10 a.m. – Winspear Construction– 500 W. Fort St. | Boise, ID
Visuals: hard hat tour of new Veterans Affairs Medical Center construction

12:15 p.m. – Tavern at Bown Crossing – 3111 S Bown Way | Boise, ID
Visuals: lunch at steak house that purchased building with help from an SBA loan

1:15 p.m. – Cravin’s Candy Emporium – 3064 S Bown Way | Boise, ID
Visuals: candy shop featuring classic brands and hard-to-find favorites
2:05 p.m. – American Semiconductors – 6987 W. Targee St. | Boise, ID
Visuals: behind-the-scenes look at semiconductor manufacturing
3:05 p.m. – Meridian Cycles – 830 N. Main St. | Meridian, ID
Visuals: bicycles, biking accessories and bicycle repairs
WHY:        Linda McMahon serves as the 25th administrator of the SBA and advocates on behalf of the 30 million small businesses in America. Small business owners take a risk on an idea, invest in their communities, and create jobs. Their skills and creativity not only support their own families, they make neighborhoods vibrant places to live and work and fuel the state’s, and nation’s, economic strength. Small businesses are the engine of America’s economy and in Idaho, 99.2 percent of the businesses are small and employ nearly 294,000 people in the state’s workforce.
Follow Administrator McMahon’s tour across the nation via social media with #SBAIgniteTour.
RSVP:        Kristy Bain – kristy.bain@sba.gov(link sends e-mail) or 208-334-1156
Melanie Norton – melanie.norton@sba.gov(link sends e-mail) or 206-604-2957

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