Senior Area Manager
Small Business Administration
NC District Office
SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions:
Patrick Rodriguez, Raleigh’s Senior Area Manager of the North Carolina District Office
of the Small Business Administration, will speak with us about a promising new initiative
for our community from the SBA - LGBT Business Builder.
His presentation outlines how this program pools expertise and resources from the SBA’s district
and regional offices, and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s thirty-eight affiliate chapters.
This innovative program is helping business owners leverage the chamber’s LGBT-owned business certification by assisting businesses in securing government contracts, exporting goods, and obtaining capital right here in the Triangle.