SBA District Director to deliver Small Business Forum keynote address | Nov 13

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November 6, 2012


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SBA Washington Metro Area District Director Bridget Bean to deliver keynote address at Small Business Forum 

November 13 event hosted by American Council for Technology

Washington, DC - SBA Washington Metropolitan Area District Director, Bridget Bean, will be the invited keynote speaker at the American Council for Technology’s Small Business Forum on November 13, 2012. The topic of the forum is “Winds of Change”, and the event will focus on strategies for growth and survival in a tough economic climate and new opportunities and programs designed to help small businesses succeed.


The American Council for Technology (ACT) was founded in 1979 as a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization at the encouragement of the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration to provide a forum where government Information Technology (IT) executives could share information, strategies and solutions.  ACT achieves this by facilitating communication among government managers and users of IT, the government agencies (Federal, state, local and international) regulating those technologies, industry and the academic community.  In addition, ACT provides training and education to maintain the managerial and technical competence of the workforce at federal, state and local levels of government.


The Small Business Forum will be jointly hosted by ACT and the Industry Advisory Council (IAC). IAC was created in 1989 by the ACT Board of Directors to facilitate interaction among private sector entities serving the government IT marketplace. The event will take place November 13, 2012 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) building at 1735 New York Avenue NW in Washington, DC and registration is required. For more information about the Small Business Forum visit the ACT website at