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Resources for small businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Lead Economic Development Specialist Martin Short, spoke at the Lunenburg Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday at Mildred’s Meals about programs available for small businesses in the area.

Short said he has strong ties to the area, having grown up in Brunswick and attended St. Paul’s College. He worked with SBA in South Carolina before moving back to Richmond in October 2018.

“We are trying to make sure that rural communities are aware of our programs, of our services” Short said. “What we’re trying to do at the end of the day is trying to create jobs.”

He said he has done forums in Blackstone and Crewe, and plans to do one in Farmville.