Small Business Week Events Scheduled June 17-21

June 10, 2013

MUNCIE, Ind. - As part of this year's National Small Business Week, June 17-21, the Indiana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will be participating in a series of workshops and events across the state. As an SBA Preferred lender, First Merchants supports their efforts and the small businesses they serve.

For a complete listing of planned events and information on how to register, please see the 2013 Calendar of Events, or visit for details.

Planned events include two award ceremonies taking place in South Bend and Jeffersonville, which offer the chance to recognize small businesses and their advocates. Available workshops for small business owners include:

Monday, June 17

  • Funding Options and Financial Literacy for Small Business (Fort Wayne)

Tuesday, June 18

  • Funding and Marketing – Two Keys for YOUR Successful Business (Muncie)

Wednesday, June 19

  • Loan Assistance For Small Business (Evansville)
  • Funding Options For Small Business (Indianapolis)

Thursday, June 20

  • SBA Loan Programs (online)
  • Funding Options For Small Business (Indianapolis)

Friday, June 21

  • Small Business Opportunities for Veterans (Crown Point)
  • Expand Your Business by Selling to Federal Agencies and Federal Certification Program (Terre Haute)

Seating is limited, so please register soon to reserve your seat.

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. During this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

For information about small business lending options and First Merchants' SBA Preferred lending status, visit our SBA lending page.