- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire Finance Fair has been organized to connect business owners, entrepreneurs and startup companies with lenders and financial services providers.

The event is scheduled for May 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University’s Hospitality Center.

More than 30 representatives of banks, credit unions and financial services agencies will be available to talk about loan programs, financing options and other ways to help businesses grow and expand.

The fair includes seminars on creative financing options and on securing investments from potential lenders and investors. Participants can also receive free technical assistance for developing their business plans and loan proposals, as well as accounting and legal guidance.

“Our businesses have told me that they need better access to capital investment and support from financial partners to grow and hire, and this finance fair will help introduce lending organizations and financing partners to businesses, large and small, who are striving to expand,” Gov. Maggie Hassan said.

The event is free, but registration is requested at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-hampshire-finance-fair-registration-11093353519.

For more information, contact Miguel Moralez at 603-225-1601 or Miguel.Moralez@sba.gov.