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Take a look at the recent MSNBC.com video clip “Small Business Summit.” Small business owners and lenders gathered at the U.S. Department of Treasury on November 17, 2009, to meet with Congressional leaders and Obama administration representatives, to discuss the funding needs of small business owners.

The forum included discussions amongst Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Small Business Administration (SBA) head Karen Mills, Chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee Senator Mary Landrieu, and a list of small business owners.

During the forum, Geithner called on banks that have received stimulus funding, to start increasing lending to small businesses. MSNBC.com also talks to one business owner who attended the summit and gets his remarks on the summit overall. The owner of Connecticut Commercial Maintenance Kevin Galvin, talks with MSNBC.com and mentions that Congressional leaders and administrators asked small business owners questions such as: “How is your business doing?” and “What can we do to help your business grow?”

If you had attended the summit, what would be some questions you would want answered by the panelists? Take a look at the video and let NSSEA know your thoughts!

For more information about remarks given at the forum, visit http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/tg412.htm.

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