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SBA administrator to speak at Arlington event


In celebration of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration will host several events next week around the nation, including one in Arlington that will feature SBA Administrator Karen Mills. AARP President Robert Romasco will provide business startup advice for “encore entrepreneurs,” those over the age of 50. Participants also will hear from Mayor Robert Cluck and Wes Jurey, president and CEO of Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Other sessions will discuss entrepreneur funding and global marketing and sales. On Tuesday, June 18, at the Arlington Convention Center, the SBA will hold be sessions focused on the Dallas/Fort Worth entrepreneurship ecosystem, exporting, access to capital, and health care among other topics. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek.  

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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