Celebrating Pride Month: SBA Hosts Live Webinar Panel on Increasing Opportunities for LGBTQI+ Small Business Owners

In celebration of Pride, the U.S. Small Business Administration will host a live webinar panel with Larry Webb, District Director, SBA’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office; Justin Nelson, Co-founder and President, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce; and small business owner Rachel Kalenberg of Pizza Carrello in Gillette, Wyoming.  
 
The discussion will focus on financial wellness and the importance of equity and opportunity to help uplift and support LGBTQI+-owned small businesses across the country. The panel will also discuss SBA initiatives and resources that support small business, LGBTQI+ entrepreneurs seeking to launch, and help for existing LGBTQI+-owned small businesses as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world, a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration and SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. 
 
WHEN:      
Thursday, June 30, 2022 
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)  
  
WHO:        
Larry Webb, District Director, SBA’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office 
Justin Nelson, Co-founder & President, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce   
Rachel Kalenberg, Co-owner of Pizza Carrello, Gillette, Wyoming  
 
HOW:         
Registration is required. Click here to register or visit https://SBApridemonth.eventbrite.com.
This event will be recorded.

All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. SBA’s support of or participation in this event is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least four (4) days in advance of this event. Please send an email to reasonableaccommodation@sba.gov with the subject header “ACCOMMODATION REQUEST.”