Kildee hosts roundtable for small business

FLINT — The Michigan Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority and special guest Congressman Dan Kildee, will host a free interactive event on Friday, Feb. 19 for small business owners to discuss key workforce issues impacting Michigan small business owners such as paid sick leave, family medical leave policies and raising the minimum wage.

The event will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Kettering Campus Center.

Nationally and locally, the environment surrounding workforce issues is rapidly changing, and small business owners need opportunities to add their voices to the conversation, a spokesperson said.

This roundtable offers a space for small business owners to engage in candid conversations and provide input on best practices for implementation of workforce programs and services in Michigan.

“Policymakers are considering many new workforce policies and programs that can really benefit small business owners,” said Trent Varva, Michigan Outreach Manager for Small Business Majority. “It’s important that small business owners are able to offer feedback on these changes and learn about different programs that can help their businesses and their employees.”

For more information, please contact Michigan Outreach Manager Trent Varva at (248) 860-2971 or , or Marsha Lyttle, SBDC Regional Director at (810) 762-9660 or

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