SBA Wilkes-Barre Branch Office Opens with Great Fanfare
Robert Maximowicz, SBA Wilkes-Barre Branch Office Manager, cuts the ceremonial ribbon and formally opens the office for business.
The U.S. Small Business Administration officially opened its new Wilkes-Barre Branch Office on August 23, 2012 with a small business tour, office reception, and ribbon cutting ceremony.
The location of the U.S. SBA’s new Wilkes-Barre Branch Office in Northeastern Pennsylvania makes agency programs and services more accessible to the northern tier of Pennsylvania and better connects the agency with the lending and small business communities that it serves.
SBA Administrator Mills Tours Clarks Summit, Penn. Small Business that’s Growing, Creating Jobs
Dr. Nichole Danova shows SBA Administrator Mills her Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center.
On August 8, U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills toured Clarks Summit’s Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center, a local small business that’s rapidly expanding. Mills highlighted how local small businesses, like the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center, can benefit from SBA and Administration programs so they can grow and create jobs throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Two years ago, the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center received an SBA Recovery Act loan to open the only state-of-the art veterinary tertiary care and hospital facility on the Scranton side of the Wyoming Valley. Today, the Center employs 54 and has seen nearly 12,000 new patients. The Center specializes in internal medicine, surgery, critical care, cardiology, and emergency veterinary medicine.
SBA Deputy Administrator Johns Tour North Philadelphia Small Business Penta Ink with Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
SBA Deputy Adminsitrator Marie Johns (left) tours Philadelphia's Penta Ink with its owner, Diego Vivas.
On August 22, SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns toured Penta Ink, Inc., a growing Hispanic-owned small business in North Philadelphia. Against the hum of Penta's printing presses, Deputy Adm. Johns highlighted how an SBA-backed microloan investment in Penta Ink has grown the business and positively impacted the local economy. Thanks to that investment, Penta was able to relocate to a facility that could better accomodate its growing business. That move allowed Penta Ink to increase its employee roster by 50 percent, and the firm is on pace to double its pre-move number of employees in the Fall.