Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber to host U.S. SBA Office of Advocay Small Business Round Table


Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce Hosts US SBA Office of Advocacy Regional Roundtable for Small Businesses

This event is one of three planned throughout Florida and will take place in Oviedo on June 6.

Oviedo, Fla. (May 17, 2018) – The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce (OWSRCC) has invited the United States Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) to its region to discuss federal regulatory burdens that present barriers to growth with small businesses throughout Central Florida. The Advocacy, in conjunction with the OWSRCC, will host a Regulatory Reform Roundtable on Wednesday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the City of Oviedo Cultural Center.

Bridget Lake, President of OWRCC, explains: “Our chamber is very excited to bring this event, to not only the Oviedo-Winter Springs region, but to the entire Central Florida business community. It is a unique opportunity for small business owners to voice their concerns to those who advocate for businesses regarding federal regulations that may hinder their growth and success. It’s a free event and open to the public, so we hope to see representation from all industries.”

The purpose of this event is to gain valuable insight into which specific federal regulatory burdens present the biggest barriers to small business growth. With these recommendations, Advocacy can better assist federal agencies in complying with President Trump’s directives to reduce burdensome regulations. Additionally, information compiled from this roundtable and others will help Advocacy generate a report informing Congress and the public of the top regulatory issues for small businesses. Similar events will be held in Brandon, Fla. and Jacksonville, Fla. In June.

“The Office of Advocacy plays a crucial role in supporting our nation’s small businesses,” said Major L. Clark III, Acting Chief Counsel for Advocacy. “Holding these regional roundtables to hear concerns directly from small business owners is a key component in our efforts to help lessen the heavy regulatory burden on small business.”

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged at:…. For those unable to attend who would still like to inform Advocacy of an important regulatory issue, please visit:


About the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.  Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy directs the office. The Chief Counsel advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers. Economic research, policy analyses, and small business outreach help identify issues of concern. Regional Advocates and an office in Washington, DC, support the Chief Counsel’s efforts. For more information on the Office of Advocacy, visit, or call (202) 205-6533.

About the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit business membership association. With corporate offices located at 376 N. Central Ave., near downtown Oviedo, the purpose of the chamber is to serve as an advocate for business and civic interests within our communities. For more information on the Chamber, please visit

Video about US SBA Office of Advocacy Regional Roundtable Event