Huntsville Small Business Regulatory Fairness Forum
Ms. Esther Vassar: was appointed National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness for the U. S. Small Business Administration in August 2009. Vassar, a three time gubernatorial appointee, is a graduate of Howard University, University of Virginia, and Harvard University Executive Program for State Officials, Virginia Executive Institute and Leadership Metro Richmond. In her former roles as Board Chairman of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, a state regulatory agency, Director of the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise, owner of two small businesses, and her prominent roles working with businesses and community organizations, Ms. Vassar brings first hand experiences that will greatly enhance the communication and relationships between small businesses and federal regulatory agencies.
ATTENDEES: Members of the Tennessee Valley area small business community interested in issues and conversation about federal regulatory enforcement and compliance actions. Small business owners and community and business leaders are invited to participate and comment about compliance actions and enforcement of regulations by federal agencies and learn more about the impact of federal regulations on small businesses.
WHAT: To create a more cooperative regulatory environment among federal agencies and small businesses, Congress has directed the SBA and the National Ombudsman to hold Regulatory Fairness forums for small businesses. The National Ombudsman will direct any specific issues addressed at this forum to the appropriate Federal agency for a higher-level review of fairness of the enforcement action.
WHERE: Boeing Auditorium
950 Explorer Blvd.
Cummings Research Park
Huntsville, AL 35806
WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2012
8:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
COST: Free. Space is limited, seating limited to the first 150 registrants.
HOST: National Defense Industrial Association – Tennessee Valley Chapter Small Business Council
Members of the small business community, trade organizations and media are encouraged to attend. RSVPs should be made to sadams@LogiCorehsv.com before the forum. Small business owners or representatives unable to attend can contact the National Ombudsman for further assistance.
For additional information, visit the Office of the National Ombudsman’s website at www.sba.gov/ombudsman.
All of the SBA’s programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact: Ms. Sharon Adams at sadams@LogiCorehsv.com or (256) 533-5789 x 271.