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NEWS | NSBA Member, AK Delegation Meet with SBA

Thank you to SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman for taking time to connect with these small-business owners.

Last week, NSBA Leadership Council member Christine Hopkins joined a delegation of business and community leaders in welcoming U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman to Anchorage, Alaska, for the opening of Business Impact NW’s new Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC).

NSBA Member Christine Hopkins, pictured second from right (blue, patterned dress), with Administrator Guzman, pictured off-center left (black pant suit with red-patterned shirt).

The program will provide entrepreneurship development services to servicemembers, veterans, and military spouses throughout Alaska, the state with the most veterans per capita in the Union.

Hopkins met with Administrator Guzman in a small-group setting, where she shared her perspectives on small-business challenges like accessing capital. As a military spouse, Hopkins also appreciated the chance to learn about the resources available for military family members in small business.

To learn more about NSBA’s efforts to support the military community in small business, please visit

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