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SBA Buffalo District Office


SBA Celebrates National Veterans Small Business Week 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate veteran, service member, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs during National Veterans Small Business Week, Oct. 30-Nov. 3. 

Buffalo District event line-up:

  • November 1 – Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracting Programs Webinar  
  • November 7 – Boots to Business/Reboot an all-day entrepreneurship course targeted at members of the military family interested in starting their own businesses) 
  • November 8 – Boots to Business/Reboot – SBA Rochester Branch office (an all-day entrepreneurship course targeted at members of the military family interested in starting their own businesses)

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Hurricane response jobs at the SBA

The Small Business Administration is hiring temporary employees to assist with disaster relief efforts this hurricane season from September 1st to December 31st, 2017. Bilingual language skills a plus.  Click above to learn more!


SBA Now Accepting 2018 National Small Business Week Awards Nominations


Accepting Nominations - DEADLINE, January 9, 2018, 3 PM EST

The SBA Buffalo District Office is seeking nominations for Small Business Week 2017. Nominations can be made by individuals or organizations. Please submit your nominations to the Buffalo district office by January 9, 2018 by 3:00 p.m. Nominations should be mailed to:  Kelly LoTempio, PIO/EDS, SBA, 130 South Elmwood Avenue, Suite 540, Buffalo, NY  14202.  For more information or to receive a copy of the Buffalo District guidelines, please call Kelly LoTempio at (716) 5513249 or e-mail at

Additional SBA Buffalo District Awards include (must hand-deliver): 

·       Small Business Person of the Year

·       Small Business Exporter of the Year

·       SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year

·       Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year

·       Financial Services Champion of the Year

·       Home-Based Business of the Year

·       Minority Small Business Champion or Business of the Year

·       Veteran Small Business Champion  or Business of the Year

·       Women in Business Champion or Business of the Year

·       Government Contracting Champion of the Year


SBA Buffalo District Office, 540 Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY Office Directory

FranklinJ. Sciortino, District Director

Phone: 716-551-4305 Email:

Victoria Reynolds, Deputy District Director

Phone: 716-551-5668 Email:

Paul Hoffman, Lender Relations Specialist

Phone: 716-551-3242 Email:

Mollie B. Gaughan, District Counsel

Phone: 716-551-4690 E-mail:

Kelly LoTempio, Economic Development Specialist/Public Information Officer

Phone: 716-551-3249 E-mail:

Gregory Lindberg, Economic Development Specialist

Phone: 716-551-5670 E-mail:

Jennifer Talarico, Business Opportunity Specialist

Phone: 716-551-3240 Email:

Scot Thompson, Administrative Officer

Phone: 716-604-0015 E-mail:

Virginia Smith, Rochester Branch Manager

Phone: 585-263-6700 E-mail:

Tammi Bennett, Program Support Assistant

Phone: 585-263-6700 E-mail: