Small Business Association (SBA) Certification Programs Workshop

July 16, 2014

Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) News Release

Friday, July 11, 2014

Dana Glenn

Administrative & Marketing Coordinator, KOSBE
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
Ph: (423) 392-8825

SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (SBA) certification programs workshop

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Small Business Association (SBA) will host a certification programs workshop on Tuesday, July 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. at your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. The event is co-sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) and Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate.

The workshop is open to small business owners who are interested in becoming certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Veteran-Owned Business (VOSB), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), or Historically Underutilized Business (HUB.) Attendees will also learn about 8(a) certification, which includes mentee training, among other things. This workshop will cover the different certification categories and requirements.

“If you attended the public Balfour Beatty Construction event in January 2014 related to Eastman’s new Corporate Business Center, or the Government Contracting and Procurement event we held in April 2013 highlighting opportunities with Y-12 National Security Complex, or Bank of Tennessee’s recent Women Empowered Seminar on How and Why You Should Certify Your Business as Woman-Owned, this event is an excellent follow-up and vital to developing your circle of business alliances and partners,” said Aundrea Wilcox, Executive Director for KOSBE and Senior Counselor for The TSBDC ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate Office.

This workshop is to be led by Aundrea Wilcox and Gloria Armstead. Armstead is an SBA Business Opportunity Specialist 8(a).

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please R.S.V.P. online at, or by contacting Dana Glenn, who can be reached at 423.392.8825 or

The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, is an accredited member of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, participating universities and community colleges, and regional support partners. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA and other program sponsors. All information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All information, events, and/or prices are subject to change or withdrawal. The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network shall not be held responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints. Please confirm the information with the listing party.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Dana Glenn at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660 or at 423-392-8825.