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Verizon Celebrates 2014 Small Business Week in Philadelphia
06-10-2014 04:36 PM06-10-2014 04:36 PM
06-10-2014 04:36 PM
Guest post by Lee Gierczynski, media relations manager for Verizon. Verizon and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce presented Greater Philadelphia’s second annual Small Business Week May 12-16, paying tribute to the region’s more than 150,000 small businesses and their key contributions to the regional economy. The event coincided with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week. The 2014 Small Business Week featured a series of events allowing small-business owners to gain insights to better run their business and opportunities to network. The week’s activities included a number of activities to celebrate small businesses an after-hours networking event/business expo Verizon hosted on May 14.
Small Business Week culminated on May 16 at Philadelphia’s Liberty View Ballroom with a keynote speech by Chris Rabb, adjunct professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and author of the ground-breaking book “Invisible Capital: How Unforeseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity,” followed by a panel discussion about small-business readiness, which included representatives from the SBA, Verizon Wireless and others.
“We were honored to once again bring this week-long celebration of small business to the Greater Philadelphia region,” said Tim Smith, Verizon region president of consumer and mass business markets for Pennsylvania and Delaware and member of the chamber’s executive board. “At Verizon, we know what it takes to make our customers business ready, and we are committed delivering to them technological solutions and resources that will help grow their business.”