SBA Administrator will tour small businesses in Alexandria in Virginia

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TODAY: Obama Cabinet Member to Visit Small Businesses in DC Metro Area on Small Business Saturday

SBA Administrator will tour small businesses in Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Va.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, will celebrate Small Business Saturday with visits to small businesses in Washington, D.C .and Alexandria, Va. She is available for media interviews.

At 10 a.m., Contreras-Sweet will participate in a tour of businesses in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. starting at the Shaw Bijou restaurant. She will then visit small businesses in the Eastern Market neighborhood of Capitol Hill, including Woven History & Silk Road, the East City Bookshop and the Labyrinth game store. In the afternoon she will visit several small businesses in Old Town Alexandria, including Sonoma Cellars, a local restaurant to conclude the day and #DineSmall.

Now in its seventh year, Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate the small business owners and entrepreneurs that drive our local economy. Follow along on social media via @MCS4Biz and @SBAGov, and with the hashtags #SmallBizSat, #ShopSmall & #DineSmall. For more information visit For a full list of Small Business Saturday Coalition members, please visit

Saturday, November 28, 2015
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Media conference and availability on-location

Administrator Contreras-Sweet

Shaw Bijou (1544 9th St. NW)

11:30 a.m.– 12:30p.m.
Woven History & Silk Road (315 7th St. SE);
East City Bookshop (645 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 100 SE);
Labyrinth (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)

1 p.m.
Walking business tour in Alexandria and #DineSmall segment – Administrator dines with her family

Administrator Contreras-Sweet

King Street businesses; Sonoma Cellars Restaurant
Media interested in setting up interviews or wanting to RSVP for any of these events should contact Chris Upperman at or call (202) 510-7925.

Cosponsorship Authorization #16-2050-36. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Release Date: November 26, 2016
Contact: Chris Upperman (202) 510-7925
Release Number: MA16-60
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