President Barack Obama’s National Small Business Week Message
Purpose of Event
In 1963, then President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy, issued a proclamation for the celebration of National Small Business Week to honor the nation’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. National Small Business Week has been celebrated each year since its adoption in 1963, ten years following the establishment of the Small Business Administration, which was created by the Small Business Act on July 30, 1953.
We salute our nation's small business owners, hard working visionaries who create over 80% of all jobs in America, which drives the economic engine of our country. Your achievements are recognized and greatly appreciated.
Small Business Administration, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center, Business Plans & More, Inc., DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce, Oyegun Law Group, Rosemont Capital Solutions Gregg Burkhalter and Greer Business Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Sinclair GreyVisit their website
An inspirational speaker, motivator, author, organizer and “liberator of persons from all intellectual, social and cultural walks of life”...
Abi OyegunVisit their website
Abi Oyegun is a business attorney practicing in the Atlanta area. She is the founder and CEO of Oyegun Law LLC.
Austin E. Thompson, Jr.Visit their website
Austin is the founder of Thompson Management Consulting, LLC, a company which works directly with small businesses and entrepreneurs, especially micro business owners, to develop business plans...
Dr. Jennifer RookeVisit their website
Dr. Jennifer Rooke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Gregg BurkhalterVisit their website
Gregg is an active networker who understands the importance of extending business relationships into the digital realm.
Joe FernandezVisit their website
Joe Fernandez has over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry working with families and professionals to help grow and protect their wealth.
Tina GreerVisit their website
Tina Greer is a successful corporate business women and entrepreneur. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville...
Tom BriggetteVisit their website
Tom Briggette is an alternative lender for small business and the VP of Sales for Rosemont Capital Solutions. Tom began his lending career in 1993 with Transmedia Network...
May 19, 2016 & May 20, 2016
The Clyde L. Strickland Center for Entrepreneurship at
Discovery High School
1335 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
May 21, 2016
Small Business Forum & B2B/B2C Expo
The Conference Center at
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
495 North Indian Creek Road Clarkston, GA 30021