Mar 12, 2018

SBA Office of Advocacy - Regional Regulatory Roundtable - Milwaukee, WI

Regional Regulatory Roundtables
Advocacy is hosting small business roundtables in order to hear firsthand from small businesses facing regulatory burdens. Come tell us which federal agency regulations should be considered for reform or elimination. Let us know which regulations are problematic for your business.

Please join the Office of Advocacy for a roundtable discussion of federal regulatory issues impacting your small business. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon is expected to join us for this event. Advocacy is also inviting Wisconsin Congressional offices and key federal agencies to hear your concerns about federal regulations and other issues you may be facing with your small business. The Milwaukee roundtable will take place at Schlitz Park on Rivercenter Drive in Conference Room #3 beginning at 8:30am on March 16.

President Trump has made regulatory reform a center piece of his agenda and signed two executive orders addressing the regulatory burden faced by the private sector. As the independent voice for small business within the federal government, The Office of Advocacy has a unique and important role to aid agency implementation of the new executive orders. To assist in accomplishing the goals of the executive orders, we have developed a Regulatory Reform Action Plan.

As part of this plan, we are hosting Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country in an effort to hear from small businesses first-hand about what federal regulations most concern and/or impact them. In order for this Regulatory Reform effort to be successful, we need small business participation. This will be an opportunity for small business leaders to educate Advocacy and federal agencies through first-hand accounts of how federal regulations impact their small business. The information gathered at these roundtables will be utilized to inform agencies, Congress and the public on what specific regulations can be modified or removed to help small businesses.

Registration for this event is free, however please fill out the registration form below so that we will be prepared to discuss various regulatory issues. If you are unable to attend but would still like to provide us with federal regulatory small business concerns, please fill out the form.

The Office of Advocacy is an independent office housed in the SBA that serves as an independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.

The agenda will be created based upon registrations. All small businesses are welcome to attend for as little or as long as their schedule will permit. Small Businesses do not need to attend all day, Advocacy staff and Federal Agency staff will be in attendance to hear your comments and concerns.

Don't see your industry on the agenda? No problem.
ALL small businesses are welcome to comment on federal regulations at any time during the roundtable or you can come during the final segment of general small business concerns.

*Registration will begin at 8:00 and the event will begin at 8:30*
8:00-8:30am: Registration and networking
8:30-8:50am Opening Remarks and Welcome
8:50-9:00am: Who is Advocacy and Why are we here?
9:00-9:30am: Input from the Transportation, Hospitality, and Retail Industries
9:30-10:00am: Input from the Financial Services and Real Estate Industries
10:00-10:30am: Input from the Construction and Manufacturing Industries
10:30-10:45am: Break
10:45-11:30am: Input from the Agriculture, Energy, and Land Use Industries
11:30-11:45am: General Small Business Regulatory Concerns
11:45-12:00pm: Closing Remarks
12:00-12:30pm: Networking

The purpose of each roundtable is to hear directly from local small businesses in various industries. Depending upon the feedback from the registration comment form, the roundtable agenda may be modified to fit the interests of the small businesses in attendance. Please let us know your regulatory concerns and issue areas by filling out the comment form when registering.

Fri, March 16, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

Schlitz Park
1555 N Rivercenter Drive
Conference Room #3
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Register free here: