SBA Hosts Armchair Discussion with Small Business Panel to


WHAT: SBA’s Elevating Small Business Series webinar: Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the US Small Business Administration is hosting a live online small business roundtable with Shari Thomas, Chief Diversity Officer, SBA Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights; and small business owner Suzanne Foley of Port City Pretzels in Portsmouth, NH and Gregory Modica of Government Supply Services in El Dorado, Ark.

The discussion will focus on disability awareness, inclusion, hiring employees with disabilities and the importance of equal opportunities and opportunities to promote and support entrepreneurs with disabilities. The panel will also discuss SBA initiatives and resources used to pivot and thrive in a changing environment. Providing emerging small businesses with the tools they need to help local economies thrive is a priority for the Biden-Harris administration and SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.

IF: Thursday 27 October 2022

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

WHO: Shari ThomasChief Diversity Officer, Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Civil Rights

Suzanne FoleyPort City Pretzels, Portsmouth, NH

Gregory ModicaGovernment Utility Services, El Dorado, Ark.

HOW: Registration is hereto register or visit

This event is recorded.

All SBA programs and services are offered to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. SBA’s endorsement/participation in this event is not an endorsement of any product, service or company. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be provided if requested at least four (4) days prior to this event. Please email ACCOMMODATION REQUEST in the subject line to [email protected]


About the US Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration is helping to advance the American dream of business ownership. As the single point of contact and voice for small businesses, backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand, or diversify their business a statement to recover disaster. It offers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit


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