Bridgeport, CT–Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will hold an information session for small businesses interested in federal Small Business Innovation Grants and export assistance on Wednesday, February 2nd in Bridgeport. The workshop will also include information on the availability of funding specifically for veteran, women, and minority-owned businesses.

Representatives from various business agencies and organizations will join the Congressman to provide an overview of what technology innovation funding is available and how that funding can be obtained. The event will also include an overview of the informational resources available to help small exporters enter and succeed in the global marketplace.

Participants will have the opportunity to address individual concerns with agency representatives following the presentations.

This seminar is free and open to all local businesses, but due to limited space, R.S.V.P.s are requested. Online registration is available. To register by email, contact Peter Yazbak at Interested businesses should direct questions to Peter in the Congressman’s Bridgeport office at 203-333-6600.

WHO:             Congressman Jim Himes
                      Mayor Bill Finch
                      State Representative Carlo Leone
                      Anne Evans—District Director, Department of Commerce
                      Roberta Rossi—Grant Manger, SBIR Federal and State Technology Partnership
                      Paul Timpanelli—CEO, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
                      4th District Small Businesses

WHAT:            Small Business Seminar: Technology Innovation Funding and Exporting

WHEN:            Wednesday, February 2
                       Registration begins at 8:30am *Event is free
                       Workshop runs from 9:00am to 11:00am

WHERE:          Housatonic Community College *Parking is available 
                       Beacon Hall Events Center, Room 214
                       900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport CT