Dept. of Commerce: Secretary Nettles Announces Appointment of
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MADISON—Department of Commerce (Commerce) Secretary Cory L. Nettles today announced the selection of Carol Dunn as Small Business Ombudsman.
“Carol Dunn has the experience and knowledge to be an effective advocate for Wisconsin’s small businesses,” said Commerce Secretary Cory L. Nettles. “She has been serving as the Acting Small Business Ombudsman since October 2003, and I am confident she will continue to provide a high level of assistance and service to Wisconsin's small businesses.”
The Small Business Ombudsman provides information on government regulations and financing alternatives to small businesses; promotes consideration for small businesses in the Wisconsin administrative rule making process; and assists with small business start-up, expansion and retention activities
Dunn joined Commerce in 2001 as a Small Business Specialist. She has more than 25 years of experience in state government. Among other positions, she was an executive staff assistant at the Department of Health and Family Services and a grants specialist at the Department of Public Instruction.
NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN TO CONDUCT ROUNDTABLE IN MADISON
Wisconsin small businesses wishing to express concerns about federal regulations and enforcement can attend a free Regulatory Fairness Board Roundtable to be conducted by Peter Sorum, senior advisor, US Small Business Administration Office of the National Ombudsman. Sorum will incorporate concerns and suggestions in an annual report to Congress on the federal regulatory enforcement environment and its impact on small businesses.
The event will be held April 27 from 9:00 to noon at American Family Insurance National Headquarters, Bldg. A Auditorium, 6000 American Parkway, Madison. Participants can register at the door from 8:30-9:00 a.m., or online at www.sba.gov/wi/regfair.html. To present oral or written comments at the roundtable, contact Becky Freund, 608/441-5519, or.