Jim Blasingame Moderating at U.S. Chamber

Leading small business expert moderates panel for U.S. Chamber event

Washington, DC - May 17, 2011

Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that leading small business expert, Jim Blasingame, will moderate an opening panel for the Small Business Council at the America’s Small Business Summit 2011. The topic will be challenges currently facing small businesses.

Held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC, May 23-25, The Summit is being conducted to promote the important role America’s small businesses play in jobs creation and economic prosperity and to encourage members of the government to consider small business issues more when making laws, regulations and trade agreements.

Jim Blasingame is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on small business and entrepreneurship. He is president of Small Business Network, Inc., and creator and host of the nationally syndicated weekday small business radio program, The Small Business Advocate® Show.

The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses.

“We are very excited to have our long-time friend, Jim Blasingame, contribute his professional moderating skills to help kick off our 2011 Summit,” said Giovanni Coratolo, Vice President of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber. “Jim is one of the great champions of small business, as well as an abiding supporter of our work at the U.S. Chamber on behalf of these heroes.”

“It’s always an honor to be invited back to support my friends at the U.S. Chamber,” said Blasingame. “The work they do on behalf of America’s small businesses is invaluable, especially representing these very busy job creators with policy makers in Washington.”

In addition to his syndicated small business radio show, which is also simulcast worldwide on the Internet, Blasingame is a syndicated newspaper columnist, blogger, author of two books and founder of SmallBusinessAdvocate.com . Blasingame is a high-energy keynote speaker on small business issues, and is often sought out for his exceptional skills as an event emcee and panel moderator.

Small Business Network, Inc. (SBN), produces and distributes multi-media small business content worldwide. SBN sponsors include Insperity, FedEx, CareerBuilder and Palo Alto Software.