9th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week – the Nation’s Largest Small Business Week Celebration – Kicks Off with

  9th Annual San Francisco Small Business Week – the Nation’s Largest Small
  Business Week Celebration – Kicks Off with Flavors of San Francisco Gala on
  May 13, 2013

          Theme of Week is “Small Business: Shaping Our Communities”

Business Wire

-- May 13, 2013

The San Francisco Small Business Week Committee:

WHAT:    2013 San Francisco Small Business Week
           Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration, SF Small
           Business Commission/Office of Small Business, SF Chamber of
WHO:       Commerce, SF Council of District Merchants Associations,
           Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, SF African American Chamber of
           Commerce, SF Economic Development Alliance, Golden Gate Business
           Association and Wells Fargo Bank
WHEN:      Festivities begin on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Flavors of San
           Francisco 5:30-7:30PM and continue through May 18, 2013
           Metreon City View Room
           101 4th St
           San Francisco, CA 94103
           Celebrate the small businesses that shape our communities, define
WHY:       our neighborhoods, create jobs, drive economic growth, and make San
           Francisco a world-class destination.

The Week’s activities include:

  *Flavors of San Francisco – Gala & Small Business Expo, May 13th
  *Board of Supervisors Awards Ceremony, May 14th
  *MEGA Make Contact LGBT Mixer, May 14th
  *SF Small Business Conference, May 15th
  *Small Business Week Awards Ceremony, May 16^th (Invitation Only)
  *SF Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA) Mixer, May 17th
  *Merchant Association Mixers throughout the month.

SF Small Business Week consists of a week-long program of educational and
networking events that honor, inspire, educate, and connect the business
community. This year’s celebration, “Small Business: Shaping Our Communities,”
will include more than 50 workshops, networking opportunities, awards
ceremonies, and chances to share and receive wisdom.

SF Small Business Week 2013 Sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor, Wells Fargo.
Flavors of San Francisco Hosts: Bay Area Development Company; Capital Access;
CDC Small Business Finance; TMC Financing. Entrepreneur Sponsors: Aquaria
Funds, T-Mobile, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).
Innovator Sponsors: Vertical Response, YP. Pace Setter Sponsors: Chevron,
Recology, Sterling Bank & Trust, Ooma, Kaiser Permanente, Xero, Elance,
Pacific Gas & Electric, Visa, Inc, Astra Women’s Business Alliance,
Salesforce.com, Intuit Inc., Cityview at METREON, Straus Events. Media
Sponsors: Hearst Media Services, San Francisco Business Times. Visit
www.sfsmallbusiness.com for more information.

          For additional information on San Francisco Small Business Week,
          visit http://www.sfsmallbusinessweek.com/

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Press inquiries:
for The San Francisco Small Business Week Committee
Ken Stram, 415-652-3610
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