Iowa businessperson among panelists in SBA LGBTQ Special Observance Webinar - June 24th

Iowa District Office - June 14, 2021

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SBA Panel Discussion to Celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Owned Small Businesses - Thursday, June 24th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. CDT

Christopher Diebel of Bubba Southern Comforts in Des Moines Among the Featured Panelists

Elevating Small Business Series on June 24 at 1 pm EDT

Join the SBA on June 24 for an online panel discussion with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA’s economic aid to pivot during the pandemic. You will also learn about the SBA resources available to help entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace: launch or expand businesses; receive counseling; funding opportunities; and help to recover or rebuild from disasters.

The event will be moderated by Julie Verratti, Associate Administrator for the SBA’s Office of Field Operations. In addition, there will be participation from Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).

Panelists include:

  • Christopher Diebel, Owner, Bubba Southern Comforts, Des Moines, IA
  • John Pepe, Co-Owner, Chez Est, Hartford, CT
  • Tina Reynolds, President, Uptown Studios, Sacramento, CA
  • Kelly Wilson, Owner/Co-founder, Weave Gotcha Covered, Kansas City, MO

The event will be held on Thursday, June 24th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time and is open to everyone. To Register, click the button below.

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