2011 Small Business Forum

Sponsored by U.S. Congressman Adam Smith and The Port of Seattle.

The Port of Seattle and Congressman Adam Smith will be co-hosting a small business forum on Thursday, November 10, 2011 to give you the opportunity to hear from, and meet face-to-face with, experts from selected federal agencies, state agencies and industry associations to learn more about how to access capital today. There is a new reality in business lending and these speakers will offer advice on how to be successful in this new environment.   There is no cost to participate. Agency participants include:

  • Office of the Washington State Insurance Commissioner
  • Northwest Credit Union Association
  • Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
  • Washington State Employment Security Department
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center
  • Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
  • Export Finance Assistance Center
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Region X Small Business Advocate
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Enterprise Cascadia
  • North Central Washington Business Loan Fund
  • Port of Seattle
  • Small Business Development Center

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 9:00am – 12:00 p.m., at  The Conference Center At Sea-Tac International Airport, 17801 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98158

Forum participants will have their parking validated.

To validate your parking, please visit the registration and parking validation table outside of the International B Auditorium (Beijing & London).  You will receive a voucher to give to the Cashier when you exit the parking facility. Please do not prepay the parking ticket in any of the garage’s automated machines located near sky bridges on the 4th floor of the parking garage.  The Port of Seattle will be unable to reimburse attendees or vendors who prepay parking.

Please RSVP to Roel van der Lugt, Director of Military Affairs, Business & Defense Programs at roel.vanderlugt@mail.house.gov.


Agenda:

9:00am  Rep. Adam Smith | Mark Reis – Managing Director of the Aviation Division, Port of Seattle: Welcome

9:05am  Zev Siegl – Certified Business Advisor Small Business Development Center

9:15am  Craig Chance – Senior Vice-President Columbia Bank

9:25am  Sam Tsoming – Deputy Team Leader, US Department of Commerce

9:35am  Jennifer Clarke – Regional X Small Business Advocate

9:45am  Phil Jones – CEO, Harborstone Credit Union

9:55am  Linda Laws – Lender Relations Specialist Small Business Administration

10:05am  Natalie Campbell – Export Finance Program Manager, Export Finance Assistance Center

10:15am  Debra Beaven – Business Loans Manager – WA State Department of Commerce

10:25am  Jim Stanley – Senior Vice-President, Enterprise Cascadia

10:35am  Rich Watson – North Central WA Business Loan Fund


Driving Directions

From the North via Interstate 5: Take Interstate 5 to Exit 154 B and drive West on State Route 518 to the Sea-Tac Airport Exit.

From the North via State Highway 99: Take 99 South. At the First Avenue Bridge stay right and follow State Route 509 to State Route 518 Exit (Burien, Sea-Tac Airport). Turn left on 518 and take the Sea-Tac Airport Exit.

From the South: Take Interstate 5 to Exit 154 and drive West on State Route 518 to the Sea-Tac Airport Exit.

From the East: Take Interstate 405 which turns into State Route 518, to the Sea-Tac Airport Exit.

Parking in the Airport Garage: Park in General parking (floor 3, 5-8) at the South end of the Airport Garage near the yellow or green elevators (rows N-U). Walk across sky bridge #1, between the yellow and green elevator banks, to the Main Terminal. Take the escalator or elevator up to the Ticketing Level. The stairs and elevator to the Mezzanine Level are directly behind the International ticketing counters. Enter the reception area through the double glass doors on the left for the Port of Seattle Aviation Division Offices. The receptionists will direct you to your conference room.

Link Light Rail Airport Station: If travelling via Link Light Rail you will get off at the Airport and walk through the 4th floor of the parking garage and through a sky bridge up the escalator or elevators to the ticketing level. Continue walking south, keeping the Ticket counters on your right, until you get to the International Ticket counters (Hawaiian, Lufthansa, British Airways, etc.) Behind the International Counter you will find a set of stairs that takes you up to the mezzanine level. Enter the reception area through the double glass doors on the left for the Port of Seattle Aviation Division Offices. The receptionists will direct you to your conference room.

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