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4/9/2009  9:46:00 AM
Phyllis Shulman and Rob Gala, Conlin Office, (206) 684-8805 Dana Robinson Slote, (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Richard Conlin

Council Economic Recovery Strategy Committee Hosts Second Expert Panel
Panel to discuss strategies for supporting small businesses in a recessionary economy

    Who: Council Committee of the Whole members will hear from panelists Nancy Porzio, Executive Director of the Seattle Small Business Association, Theresa Lord Hugel of the University District Chamber of Commerce, Jose Gaitan of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Urban Enterprise Center, UPS Store owner Teferi Gebretsadik, and Pete Hanning, co-owner of the Red Door Ale House and co-facilitator for Government Affairs of the Washington State Restaurant Association.

    What: The panel will discuss with City Councilmembers the impact of the economic recession on Seattles small businesses and potential steps the Council can take to keep small businesses stable.

    When: Monday, April 13th at 3:00 p.m.

    Where: Seattle City Hall Council Chambers
    600 4th Avenue 2nd Floor

    Why: This panel is a part of the City Council Economic Recovery Strategy Committees on-going effort to understand the various effects of the recession on Seattle and identify actions that can assist in stabilizing the local economy.

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