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31st Annual Small Business Week Celebration

Honoring North Florida’s Small Business Leaders, Champions and Top Lenders!
Network with North Florida’s small business leaders, lenders and supporters as the U.S. Small Business Administration presents the Small Business Week Awards and Top Lender Awards!
In recognition of the small business community’s contribution to the economy and society, the President of the United States designates one week each year as National Small Business Week. The U.S. SBA, in conjunction with the FSBDC at UNF, will host this special event at the local level to honor and present awards to local entrepreneurs and those who support and advocate for small businesses

Keynote Presentation: “Who’s Going to Do the Work? How the Demographic Drought Will Reshape Small Business in America”
Presented by Ron Hetrick, Senior Labor Economist with LIghtcast, a global leader in labor market analytics. Ron brings nearly 30 years of labor force economic experience to Lightcast. Ron was a
senior and supervisory economist for 8 years with the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington D.C. and had a 20 year stint as the advising chief economist for the largest staffing company in the
U.S. Quoted by CBS, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and numerous nationally syndicated news channels and magazines on a near weekly basis, Hetrick has provided analysis for prior
Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, The Council of Economic Advisors to the President, Congress, and numerous Fortune 100 companies and trade associations. Ron was lead author of “The Demographic Drought” and co-lead author of the recently released article “Who is going to do the work?” He keynotes at conferences around the country on the current labor situation.

Sponsored by:
121 Financial Credit Union
Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship

11am | Registration & Networking Open
11:30am | Program Begins

If you have any trouble with registration, please contact Ali Stephens – 904-620-2441 or ali.stephens@unf.edu


Date(s) - May 5, 2023
11:00 am - 1:30 pm


UNF Herbert University Center

12000 Alumni Drive Jacksonville Florida 32224 Duval County




Ticket Type Price Spaces
Single Seat $40.00
Table Sponsor
Includes: One table of 8 for luncheon (with signage) and Company listing in program
Contributing Sponsor
Includes: - One table of 8 for luncheon (with signage) - 1/2 page ad in program - Company listing in program
Supporting Sponsor
Includes: - One table of 8 for luncheon (with signage) - Mention in all advertisements for event - Company logo featured in event marketing materials, website and on event signage - Display table at event - 1/2 page advertisement in the event program

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