SBA, Federal Reserve Bank and
National Small Business Association
Join Forces to Help Small Firms Succeed at Exporting

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Mo., and the National Small Business Association will jointly host an Export Matchmaker Trade Fair – Missouri Edition. More than 120 people from 16 states and four countries are expected to participate.
The event will feature workshops on international trade topics that will help business owners learn how to export, expand their operations and create jobs.  There also will be a matchmaking trade show to help small business manufacturers match up with Export Management Companies and Trading Companies specializing in exporting U.S. goods and services.

Although the event takes place in St. Louis, the SBA encourages businesses from throughout the U.S., and the Midwest in particular, to participate.

WHAT:          Export Matchmaking event hosted by the SBA, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the National Small Business Association.

WHO:             U.S. Small Business Administration
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
National Small Business Association

Patricia Brown-Dixon,
SBA Regional Administrator, Region VII

Julie Stackhouse
Senior Vice President,
Banking Supervision and Regulation of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

WHEN:          Monday, October 22, 2012, 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:       The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Conference Center
411 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63102

NOTE:           B-Roll and photo opportunities will be available at exhibit booths
and workshops. Refreshments will be served.

For general business registration and more information, visit
For media registration, please contact Laura E. Girresch at 314-444-6166, or Laura

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