Small Business Resources

Community Development Financial Institutions

Leslie Benoliel

President & CEO
Entrepreneur Works

Rosie Tirado

Community First Fund

Bernard Savage

Real Estate Beech Interplex Inc.

Government Agencies

Michael Shorr

Regional Director
PA Department of Community & Economic Development

Rojer Kern

Office of Business Services (OBS) at Philadelphia Department of Commerce

Michael Joynes

Vice President
Government and Community Relations at Philadelphia Works

Solomon Wheeler

Branch Manager
Small Business Administration
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