2011 SBA Women's Business Center Training, Washington D.C.

The Office of Women’s Business Ownership Invites You to Attend The 2011 National Women’s Business Center Training Conference September 19 ~ 21, 2011 Washington Plaza Hotel  Ten Thomas Circle, NW Washington, D.C.  20005   The conference will bring together business development experts from the WBCs, federal government, nonprofits, universities and corporations to discuss, disseminate, and share information on the best and most effective ways to serve our growing constituency.   Registration begins on Sunday, September 18, 5-7pm.  The conference begins at 8am on Monday, September 19 and ends on Wednesday, September 21. Please book your travel to arrive September 18 and return after the end of the conference on September 21.   Conference Registration Once you have confirmed your reservations with the hotel, please email your program manager below with a list of WBC staff (including the WBC Director and finance person) who will be attending the training.   Susan Byers     ​​susan.byers@sba.gov     ​(202) 205-7286 Lorna Cunningham   ​lorna.cunningham@sba.gov ​​(202) 205-6981 Tonya Harris      ​tonya.harris@sba.gov   ​(202) 205-6676 Sandra Wells​​Sandra.well@sba.gov   ​(202) 205-6693    More specifically, we need to know what session the finance person will be attending, as they are not required to attend the full training.  (See attached agenda for details) Who Should Attend The WBC director and the person responsible for preparing pay requests are required to attend the conference, but other key personnel, especially anyone new to your center, are also welcome (the finance person is only required to attend one Grants Management session, but is welcome to participate in other sessions as well). Welcome Reception:  The SBA and co-sponsors will host a welcome reception and resource fair on Monday evening, September 18, from 6:30 to 7:30pm. If you have any questions concerning any of the above information, please contact your program manager.   We look forward to seeing you at the WBC Program’s 2011 Women’s Business Center Training Conference.