For Immediate Release
November 02, 2022
Contact Information

Nayana Sen
U.S. Small Business Administration
Acting Regional Communications Director for the Southeast Region
U.S. Small Business Administration
(904) 443-1933

(BPRW) SBA Leadership to Participate in Business Forum with the “Divine 9” to help Local Businesses with Access to Capital

(Black PR Wire) ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is focused on increasing equity in lending through collaboration with community-based organizations. Warren D. Miller, Senior Advisor for the Office of Disaster Assistance, Allen Thomas, SBA Region 4 Administrator, and several other agency leaders will be participating in an Access to Capital and Resources Informational Session hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) also known the Divine 9. The NPHC is the collaborative council composed of the nine historically African American fraternities and sororities which include 2.5 million active members. The goal of the event is to provide access to counseling, training, and opportunity to the historically underserved minority community. Participants will learn about a variety of topics including starting, growing, and scaling their businesses. SBA will be a special guest of the NPHC in this event. 

The SBA and NPHC recently signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum to work together to provide the members of the NPHC and underserved communities with greater access to resources available to them through the SBA and its large resource partner network. Topics will include access to capital, government contracting, disaster assistance, and business growth strategie. Event is open to the public. 

WHAT:                Interview Opportunities Onsite or Remote with NPHC Leadership and SBA 

WHEN:               Thursday, November 3, 2022; 6pm - 8pm 

WHERE:             Sherbondy Village Center

                          215 North Perviz Avenue

                          Opa-Locka, FL 33054


WHO:                 Warren D. Miller, Senior Advisor, SBA Office of Disaster Assistance

                           Allen Thomas, SBA Region IV Administrator for the Southeast U.S.

                           Dr. Keietta Givens, President, NPHC Miami-Dade                               

Media: If you would like to attend this event and schedule an interview, please contact Nayana Sen: or (904) 443-1933.


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