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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the 2019 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The FAST Program is designed to stimulate economic development among small, high technology businesses through federally funded innovation and research and development programs. The project and budget periods are for a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office will conduct a Federal Contracting Opportunities Boot Camp on St. Thomas on June 27 as part of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program, to support socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton has announced the launch of the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition. The competition seeks to address the job skills and placement gaps faced by U.S. businesses by providing funding to create or expand programs with

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Small Business Administration Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands district office will conduct a free series of workshops in the U.S. Virgin Islands over the next few months as part of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program, to support socially and economically disadvantaged small

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the launch of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Initiative for executives of small businesses poised for growth in emerging markets. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time. Participants are provided with the opportunity to work with a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Nine new members of Women Striving For Success Inc. were inducted at its Induction Ceremony at the Winner’s Circle in Port of Sale Mall on Wednesday. Among the new members were: Trisha Harris, Sylvie Sylvester-Warrelle, Wendy Bailey, Mary Joe Williams, Ola Lombardi, Sharon Walker, Jennifer Nugent Hill,

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VISBDC) honored Gold Coast Yachts president Richard Difede with the “2018 Virgin Islands Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” according to SBA District Director Yvette Collazo and SBDC State Director John

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding Private NonProfit (PNP) organizations in the U.S. Virgin Islands of the June 15 deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications for damages caused by Hurricane Irma on Sept. 5-7, 2017. PNPs located on St.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the opening of an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at the Emile Henderson Sr. Fire Station, 53 & 54 B Queen St., Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI on Tuesday, May 1. SBA staff remains in

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross ruled the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida and Puerto Rico all suffered catastrophic fishery disasters after Hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through the region last fall. Ross’ formal designation gives participants in the fisheries to be eligibility for

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