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Sen. Booker to Host Minority Small Business Forum in Camden

The forum takes place March 14 at the Camden Waterfront Technology Center on Federal Street.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will host a minority small business forum in Camden on March 14. (Patch file photo)
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will host a minority small business forum in Camden on March 14. (Patch file photo)
U.S. Senator Cory Booker will host a forum for minority business owners in Camden to highlight federal resources available to help entrepreneurs and to discuss solutions for common challenges to small business creation, growth and stability.

The forum takes place March 14 at the Camden Waterfront Technology Center from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. The Camden Waterfront Technology Center is located at 200 Federal Street in Camden.

The Freeholder Board is looking forward to partnering with Sen. Booker on this initiative by having the Camden County Improvement Authority at the event to participate in the dialogue and assist business owners. 

“Giving small businesses the tools they need to succeed is key to the economic recovery of Camden City, and in turn the economic growth of the county,” Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr., liaison to the Camden County Improvement Authority, said. “I applaud Senator Booker for fostering small business by hosting these discussions.”

The Camden County Improvement Authority is the economic development arm of the county government.

The event will include a panel discussion as well as breakout sessions. Owners of businesses at every point of development – from the newly created to established companies – were encouraged to attend. 

State representatives, officials from the Small Business Administration and its resource partners, as well as lenders of varying sizes will be in attendance to guide meaningful discussion and answer questions during the panel and the breakout sessions.

Speakers will address access to capital and building and strengthening business plans, among other topics.

This is the first in a series of small business forums Booker will host across New Jersey over the next few months to marshal federal government resources and to gather representatives to address issues and concerns of New Jersey’s small business owners so that they are better equipped to expand their businesses and employ more New Jersey residents.

Interested minority entrepreneurs and small business owners can sign up for the event at http://booker.senate.gov/smallbizcamden.

 --Press release from the Camden County Freeholder Board

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