SBA and Congressional Delegation to Host Rhode Island

Small Business Week Award Winners at Annual Breakfast

PROVIDENCE, RI– The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be joined by three members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation in hosting the nine award-winning small business owners and advocates in Rhode Island as a kickoff event for National Small Business Week. Joining SBA District Director Catherine Marx, Regional Administrator Marlene Cintron, and Associate Administrator Daniel Krupnick in honoring the winners will be United States Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Representative Gabe Amo, and Providence Mayor Brett Smiley.


Co-sponsored by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, the breakfast provides the winners an opportunity to meet and spend time talking with the delegation before they are honored during formal remarks.


WHEN:  Thursday, April 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m.


WHERE:  Kin Southern Table & Bar, 71 Washington Street, Providence, RI



·         Honorable Jack Reed, U.S. Senator, State of Rhode Island

·         Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator, State of Rhode Island

·         Honorable Gabe Amo, U.S. Representative, State of Rhode Island (RI-1)

·         Honorable Brett P. Smiley, Mayor, City of Providence

·         Marlene Cintron, Regional Administrator (Acting for Region 1), SBA

·         Daniel Krupnick, Associate Administrator of International Trade, SBA

·         Catherine Marx, Connecticut and acting Rhode Island District Director, SBA

·         Nina Pande, Executive Director, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future


For more information about the award winners or the congressional breakfast, please contact Brian Hopkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 401-528-4575.