Tenacity In Action - Three Entrepreneurs Share How They’re Building Back Better & Remarks from Rep. Nydia Velázquez September 13, 2021, 4:30pm EDT September 13, 2021, 4:30pm EDT
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In this hospitality-focused panel, the SBA is honored to share the stage with three innovative and resilient entrepreneurs who embody true American grit: a sustainable New Hampshire brewer; a veteran-owned coffee roaster from Utah; and a first-generation Vietnamese restaurateur in Oregon. You’ll hear first-hand how they leveraged internal innovations and external assistance from the SBA to lead the way towards recovery.

About the Presenter(s)

Nydia M. Velázquez - Chairwoman

Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez is currently serving her fifteenth term as Representative for New York’s 7th Congressional District. She has made history several times during her tenure in Congress. In 1992, she was the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Chairwoman, New York's 7th Congressional District
 Antwaun  Griffin

Antwaun Griffin is the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Small Business Administration, serving under Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. He previously served as the Chief Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on pandemic and economic recovery programs.

Chief of Staff, U.S. Small Business Administration

Key Topics

3 businesswomen working on a white board with true grit.