SBA’s National Small Business Week “Building a Better


Atlanta, May 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — May 4 Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzmanhead of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and spokesperson for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s cabinet, will join the Building a better America through entrepreneurship » bus ride to celebrate National Small Business Week 2022 in Georgia. Administrator Guzman will visit nine cities across the country and, together with local SBA offices, join local elected officials in celebrating the small businesses in America that have played a vital role in our nation’s historically strong economic comeback.

the “Building a better America through entrepreneurship” the tour will take place May 2-5 and will include stops in San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; Columbia and Richburg, South Carolina; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; and Norfolk, Virginia. The celebration bus will officially take off from Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Atlanta, GA.

georgia stops

Atlanta, Georgia

9:30 a.m.:

  • Launch of the SBA National Small Business Week Bus Tour
  • 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022
  • Rodney Cook Father Park
  • 616, boul. Joseph E. Boone
  • Atlanta, Georgia 30314
  • SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
  • John Hope Bryant, Founder, President and CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc.
  • Jason Winston, Atlanta Georgia City Council, District 1
  • Regional SBA Administrator Allen Thomas
  • Terri Denison, SBA District Manager

Administrator Guzman, City of Atlanta officials, along with the National Center for Businesswomen of the Year, ACE (Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs), will officially kick off the National Business Week Bus Tour. Small Business 2022 from Rodney Cook Sr. Park, highlighting recovery success and small business champions from across Atlanta.


  • Visit of the administrator of New Black Wall Street
  • 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022
  • 8109 Mall Drive
  • Stonecrest, Georgia 30038
  • SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
  • Elizabeth Wilson, Georgia Micro Enterprise Network, Executive Director)
  • Lecester “Bill” Allen, Founder/CEO/President, Allen Entrepreneurial Institute

Administrator Guzman will visit the New Black Wall Street Market, an extension of a Community Navigator Program “Spoke” organization called the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute. The market is a homage to the original Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the early 1900s and includes over 100 shops and restaurants.

Augusta, Georgia


Press conference after visit to Georgia Cyber ​​Center


3:35 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022


  • Georgia Cyber ​​Center
  • 100 Grace Hopper Ln.
  • Augusta, Georgia 30901


  • SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
  • Regional SBA Administrator Allen Thomas
  • SBA Deputy District Manager, Rosemarie Drake


Administrator Guzman will highlight the importance of cybersecurity for small businesses, including SBA grants made available to state governments to help emerging small businesses across America build their cybersecurity infrastructure. She will tour and tour the Georgia Cyber ​​Center and learn about the incredible impact the Center is having on Georgia and the nation in the cybersecurity space.

For more information on bus tour stops, National Small Business Week and other event information, visit Media interested in scheduling interviews with Administrator Guzman should contact [email protected].


About National Small Business Week

For nearly 60 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the vital contributions of American entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of three new jobs in the United States each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the US Small Business Administration is taking the opportunity to recognize the impact of exceptional entrepreneurs, small business owners and others in all 50 US states and territories. Every day, they work to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, spur innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

About the United States Small Business Administration

The United States Small Business Administration helps fuel the American dream of business ownership. As the single, go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the resources and support they need to start, grow, or grow their business, or recover from a declared crisis. disaster. It provides services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit


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