National Small Business Week 2016

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.


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Invited Participants

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 Grey
    An inspirational speaker, motivator, author, organizer and “liberator of persons from all intellectual, social and cultural walks of life”...

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  • Abi Oyegun
    Abi Oyegun is a business attorney practicing in the Atlanta area. She is the founder and CEO of Oyegun Law LLC.

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  • Austin E. Thompson, Jr.
    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...

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  • Dr. Jennifer Rooke
    Dr. Jennifer Rooke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine.

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  • Gregg Burkhalter
    Gregg is an active networker who understands the importance of extending business relationships into the digital realm.

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  • Joe Fernandez
    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.

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  • Tina Greer
    Tina Greer is a successful corporate business women and entrepreneur. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville...

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  • Tom Briggette
    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...

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Event Locations

May 19, 2016 & May 20, 2016
Business Workshops

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

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