ACEL360, a Virginia based company offering high impact accelerator programs to small and medium sized companies in the federal marketplace, hosted Congressman Steve Chabot, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Small Business Committee and Representative of Ohio’s first Congressional District. Small and medium sized companies invested in the Federal government contract marketplace participated in the event. Attendees included prominent entrepreneurs from the surrounding region.
At the Summit, Congressman Chabot highlighted the vital role played by small businesses in the US and talked about the Small Business Committee’s mission to facilitate doing business with the SBA and streamlining its procedures. “There are more than 29,600,000 small businesses in this country which account for nearly 48 percent of the private sector and almost 62 percent of job creation,” Chairman Chabot said. “You are making America strong, and events like this play an important role in offering a platform for small to mid-sized companies to be heard at the highest levels of government. I commend ACEL360 for the work it is doing to help us help you.”
Particants expressed concerns, and offered solutions, about delays and cancellations of project proposals by the SBA. Chairman Chabot stated that he would hold a hearing to address these issues and assured participants that his staff would also follow up.
Sanjay Puri, CEO of ACEL360, and Bill Yarnoff, President, encouraged participants to explore every growth possibility available and assured small and medium sized business owners that ACEL360 would work side by side with Chairman Chabot to help them expand their growth and bring efficiency to SBA operations.
Congressman Chabot now serves as Ranking Member.