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Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business Held at Franklin University

For Immediate Release: August 1, 2012

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University is proud to announce it will serve as location host for the Aug. 8, 2012 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Business.

As one of the leading educators of working adults in Central Ohio, Franklin University has served as the university providing the education that leads to the opportunity for a number of students and graduates to achieve their dream of starting their own business. 

During the forum, SBA Deputy National Ombudsman Yolanda Swift will meet with members of the Columbus area small business community to hear issues and comments about federal regulatory enforcement and compliance actions. Small business owners, representatives of trade associations and community and business leaders are invited to participate, comment about compliance actions and enforcement of regulations by federal agencies and learn more about the impact of federal regulations on small businesses.

The forum will be hosted at Franklin University’s Ross Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 301 East, Rich Street, Columbus, OH  43215 on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Members of the small business community, trade organizations and media are encouraged to attend.  RSVPs should be made to José Méndez in the Office of the National Ombudsman at (202) 205-6178 or by email to before the forum. Small business owners or representatives unable to attend can contact the National Ombudsman for further assistance. 

For additional information, visit the Office of the National Ombudsman’s website at

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, as well as at five co-locations across Ohio, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Science programs) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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