SBA invites businesses to air concerns about regulations

08/07/2014 11:54 AM

08/07/2014 11:54 AM

Small business owners in the Wichita area are invited next week to voice concerns about what they view as unfair regulatory enforcement, excessive fines, retaliation, burdensome regulations and other issues involving federal agencies to U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Ombudsman, Brian Castro.

Castro will meet with the public from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 E Ninth, Winfield.

A second session is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kansas Leadership Center, 325 East Douglas in Wichita.

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Labor (including the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the Wage & Hour Division), and the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service will also attend. Attendees can also learn more about the SBA Office of Advocacy.

The Winfield and Wichita events are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. RSVP by contacting Michael Aumack at 316-269-6275 or by e-mail at

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