On Thursday, June 20, representatives from U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office will hold meetings with small business owners and entrepreneurs, economic development specialists from federal, state, and local government, and local organizations dedicated to helping entrepreneurs start and scale businesses.

The meeting in Winona will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at The Garage Co-Working Space, 123 Lafayette St., Winona.

Meeting participants will have the opportunity to hear from successful local businesses, learn about government resources available to local entrepreneurs, and discuss the challenges faced when starting and expanding a business. The conversation will focus on the local entrepreneur ecosystem and improvements that can be made in delivering government resources to better support Minnesota’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Business owners large and small, as well as anyone considering starting their own business are encouraged to join these public discussions to learn about government resources available to them and share their thoughts on how to better align government resources with the needs of entrepreneurs.