Angela Dingle, WIPP National Partner, Represents WIPP at Small Business Event with President Obama
Monday, October 26, 2009
Angela Dingle, WIPP National Partner and President of Ex Nihilo Management, LLC represented WIPP last week at a small business event with President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and SBA Administrator Karen Mills.
The meeting was held at Metropolitan Archives, a small business located in Landover, MD - just outside Washington, DC. With less than 100 people in attendance, the meeting was an exceptional opportunity for WIPP's voice to be heard.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson and others filled the room. Angela was personally greeted by SBA Washington Metropolitan District Director Bridget Bean, while Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Congresswoman Donna Edwards spent time talking to the small business owners in the room. Speakers thanked small business owners for their contributions to the American economy.
President Obama and Administrator Mills met with a select group of small business representatives. Immediately following the President spoke - acknowledging that small businesses are still struggling in spite of efforts to stabilize financial markets. He talked about the contributions that small businesses make to their communities and his commitment to see small businesses grow. The President stated that he plans to put resources behind the community and credit unions where many small business owners have had to turn in order to get access to working capital by increasing the cap on 7a loans to $5 million; increasing the maximum size of 504 loans and increasing micro loans to help more business owners get started and boost their credit.
It is clear, that through participation in events like this - WIPP's voice is strong!