Sen. Hagan announces small business advisory committee in Greensboro


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GREENSBORO, N.C. — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan on Monday announced a new small business initiative in Greensboro.

Sen. Hagan announced the newly-created Small Business Advisory Committee around 10:30 a.m. at The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, located at 1451 South Elm-Eugene St.

A spokesperson with Hagan’s office says the committee will advise her on legislative issues while assisting her in the development of policy proposals to support small businesses across the state.

The committee will be led by four co-chairs and comprised of between 15 and 20 small businesses owners/advocates from North Carolina.  They will meet with Hagan throughout the year.

“A robust dialogue between the small businesses owners on the ground and the people who craft legislation is crucial to making sure policies in Washington reflect the needs of our small businesses,” Hagan said in a news release.  “I am eager to hear from the Advisory Committee about their most pressing needs, and I will be ready to take their advice and policy ideas back to Washington.”

Before the announcement, Hagan visited with small businesses that utilize the resources provided by the Center.

A spokesperson with Sen. Hagan’s office says Oscar Wong, CEO of Highland Brewery, and Paul Wetenhall, President of Ventureprise, were among the visiting business leaders.

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