2019 Business Awards Celebration Luncheon
- 11:30 am: Doors Open
- 11:45 am: Welcome Remarks
- 11:55 am: Lunch Served
- 12:20 pm: Florida SBDC Network Performance Awards Presentation (Presented by Eileen Rodriguez, Regional Director, Florida SBDC at USF)
- 12:30 pm: Florida SBDC at USF Small Business Awards Presentation (Presented by Eileen Rodriguez, Regional Director, Florida SBDC at USF)
- 12:35 pm: Armchair Conversation with U.S. SBA
- 1:00 pm: U.S. Small Business Administration Award Presentation (Presented by CJ Castro, Senior Area Manager, U.S. SBA)
- 1:10 pm: Closing Remarks
- 1:15 pm: Open Networking
Ashley Bell, Keynote Speaker
Ashley Bell was appointed on February 21, 2018 by the White House to serve as Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration for Region IV; serving nine districts located in the eight Southeastern States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
He has been a small business owner and entrepreneur himself since the young age of 22. Prior to this appointment, he served as Associate Director for External Affairs for the U.S. Peace Corps and Special Assistant in the Public Affairs Bureau of the United States Department of State.
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