Government shutdown: SBA District Director cancels rural Nevada tour
UPDATE: 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22:
Due to the federal government shutdown, Joseph Amato, District Director of the Nevada U. S. Small Business Administration, will not be visiting rural Nevada this week, officials announced Monday.
The “Coffee with Joe” meeting set for this Wednesday at the Old Post Office in Fallon, Nev., has been canceled until further notice.
The Churchill Economic Development Authority and Fallon Chamber of Commerce had invited all business owners and entrepreneurs to attend a one-hour “rural roadshow” to meet the state’s new Small Business Administration’s district director and learn how programs can help with development, employee recruitment and access to loans.
CEDA said it will notify the community when the meeting is rescheduled.
The original story from Friday, Jan. 19, is below:
Joseph Amato, District Director of the Nevada U. S. Small Business Administration, will make a tour of rural Nevada the week of Jan. 22-26.
Amato will be visiting the communities of Hawthorne, Gardnerville, Fallon, Winnemucca, Elko and Ely.
He will be meet with local lenders, economic development authorities, business leaders, business owners and Native American tribes.
Amato will present the SBA’s position regarding access to capital and various educational programs while continuing to advocate for the growth and expansion of small businesses in Rural Nevada.
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