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  • Retirement Savings Campaign Anniversary
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    Retirement Savings Campaign Anniversary

    Economic experts spoke about the national effort to improve retirement savings and small business pension programs. They talked of a partnership between business and government to meet the…

  • Minority Owned Businesses
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    Minority Owned Businesses

    Business leaders spoke about programs to invest in minority communities in order to give minority owned business a chance to help the communities flourish. Following their speeches a…

  • Small Business Issues
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    Small Business Issues

    Ms. Alvarez talked about the Small Business Administration and the services it provides to small business owners. She focused on the increase in minority and women owned businesses and…

  • Building Trade Partnerships
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    Building Trade Partnerships

    The panelists discussed building trading partnerships between corporations and the minority community. Mr. Brendsel mentioned the spirit of the conference which is building bridges and…

  • Business Development in Low Income Areas
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    Business Development in Low Income Areas

    Vice President Gore hosted a business roundtable discussion, and announced an industry initiative to invest in low-income communities. The vice president also talked about the…

  • Year 2000 Computer Problem
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    Year 2000 Computer Problem

    White House officials briefed reporters on the impact of the Year 2000 computer problem, especially on small businesses. They spoke about how the president’s council on the issue will help…

  • MinorityOwned Businesses
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    Minority-Owned Businesses

    Vice President Gore announced an agreement between the Small Business Administration and the major U.S. automakers to increase subcontract awards to minority-owned businesses. The vice…

  • Small Businesses and Welfare Refom
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    Small Businesses and Welfare Refom

    Participants talked about the role of small businesses in hiring former welfare recipients. They talked about the kinds of programs and initiatives smaller businesses could take in the…

  • Latinos and the Global Economy
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    Latinos and the Global Economy

    Administrator Alvarez spoke to the 14th annual conference of Latino business leaders. She talked about the future of NAFTA and the implementation of the agreement as well as her work and goals at the…

  • Small Business of the Year Award
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    Small Business of the Year Award

    Vice President Gore, Secretary Herman and Ms. Alvarez honored the finalists of the Small Businessperson of the Year Award. The vice president reported that the economy was strong and very…

  • Small Business Administrator Swearingin
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    Small Business Administrator Swearing-in

    After an invocation, Vice President Gore swore in Aida Alvarez as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration. She is a former journalist and investment banker who administered…