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SBA Honors Graduates Of The Emerging 200 Initiative

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 11/10/2010

Ceremony will take place in Milwaukee

Thanks to a program by the U.S. Small Business Administration, many small businesses will have more tools than ever to ensure future success.

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The SBA said in a statement that it would be honoring entrepreneurs who had taken part in its Emerging 200 Initiative, or e200, with a graduation ceremony in Milwaukee. The e200 program this year centered on Native American small businesses and was offered in cities across the United States, including Albuquerque, Denver, Gallup, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland, Santa Ana, Seattle, Tucson, Tulsa and Milwaukee.

The director of the SBA in Wisconsin, Eric Ness, said that he was thrilled that small business owners had taken advantage of the educational opportunity.

"We were very happy, along with our co-sponsors, to bring the Emerging 200 Initiative and its MBA-style environment and program to Wisconsin small businesses," said Ness. "The Class of 2010 brought dedication, commitment and enthusiasm to the program."

The SBA made headlines recently when it reminded those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that funds were still available, in the latest news for small business. The group has approved more than $10 million in loans to small businesses in the area.

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