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Working with University Business Schools | Capitol Hill Business Session

June 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT


Brian Becker, Director of Small Business Outreach at the Catholic University of America will present on the variety of engagement options available for local business owners including access to student interns, expert faculty, small-scale consultations, and various educational opportunities.  One program in particular–the Inner City Capital Connections which will take place on September 18th on CUA’s campus–will be highlighted in the discussion.

About Brian Becker

Brian Becker is the Director of Small Business Outreach in the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship. Brian is focused on connecting the students and expert faculty in the Busch School with the vibrant small business community in Washington, D.C. Brian has employed an entrepreneurial mindset throughout his career and has served as a teacher, administrator, and fundraiser in two different D.C. Catholic schools before joining CUA. Whether in the classroom, the board room, parent meetings, donor meetings, or planning events, Brian believes in the power of leveraging shared values to create understanding, growth, and mutual satisfaction. Most recently, as a part of his fundraising efforts at the Washington Jesuit Academy — a tuition-free Catholic school for young men grades 4-8 in Brookland — Brian created and executed NE EATS: A Celebration of Neighborhood Food and Beverage. Over 50 of D.C.’s best and brightest food entrepreneurs donated their products for the enjoyment of the attendees and the benefit of WJA and its mission each year.

Capitol Hill Business Sessions, educational sessions and seminars focusing on topics of interest to business owners, are a collaboration between Eastern Market Main Street (www.easternmarketmainstreet.org) and CHAMPS (www.capitolhill.org) and are open to businesses located on Capitol Hill.


As a local Chamber of Commerce, the Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals (CHAMPS) is a dynamic organization of Washington, D.C. business and community leaders dedicated to a strong economic environment for the Capitol Hill neighborhood. CHAMPS advocates, connects, and promotes Capitol Hill businesses.

About Eastern Market Main Street

The mission of Eastern Market Main Street is to capitalize on our historic assets and entrepreneurial culture to promote and retain our diverse, small businesses through the Main Street Four-Point Approach: Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Vitality. EMMS is an officially recognized DC Main Streets program and is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.


Eastern Market Main Street


700 Pennsylvania Ave SE
700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
Washington, DC 20003 US
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