SBA Offers December 16th Networking Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs in Eastern Iowa

Iowa District Office  - December 4, 2019

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SBA Offers "SWAG" Networking Opportunity for Women in Eastern Iowa

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The U.S. Small Business Administration is continuing its monthly networking opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Eastern Iowa.

The next session of the free networking opportunity entitled “Stellar Women Achieving Greatness” (SWAG) will be held on Monday, December 16th, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the SBA Branch Office in Cedar Rapids, 2750 1st Ave. NE, Suite 350, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.

SWAG offers women who are in business, or who are thinking about starting a business, the opportunity to meet, connect with and provide mutual support to each other. Attendees will give a short elevator pitch and then share thoughts, ideas and suggestions with the rest of the group with the goal of making connections with others who have faced, or may be experiencing, similar issues in starting and growing a woman-owned small business in Iowa.

In addition, Claire Reiman, Director of the Iowa Women’s Business Center, will attend the December SWAG event to give an overview of the programs, services and opportunities they provide. The Women’s Business Center is hosted by the Iowa Center for Economic Success and is a resource partner of SBA.

 SWAG is casual, and no pre-registration is required. Attendees are welcome to stay for the entire time or come and go as their schedule permits. Due to federal holidays in January 2020 and February 2020, the next SWAG event will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 when it will resume its normally scheduled meetings on the third Monday of each month.

For more information, contact Jo Eckert at (319) 362-6535 (office), (319) 450-2027 (cell) or at jo.eckert@sba.gov.