The State of Small Business

Sandy Spring Bank Partners with Washington Business Journal to Survey Small Business Leaders

Small businesses play a pivotal role in fueling our local economy – they create jobs, make critical investments in our communities, and help grow our region. That’s why Sandy Spring Bank partnered with the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) to survey local small business owners and decision makers. The topline results were released Friday at an event attended by more than 140 business leaders from the Greater Washington region. 

“It is important to make sure that our small businesses are positioned for success, and that starts with listening to how they’re feeling and what they need,” said Daniel J. Schrider, President and CEO of Sandy Spring Bank. “I look forward to taking what we’ve heard and responding in meaningful ways that will help our small businesses continue to grow and thrive.”  

Peter Abrahams, publisher of the Washington Business Journal, delivered the topline survey results at the event and moderated a panel discussion with Kristina Bouweiri, President & CEO, Reston Limousine; Kathy Hollinger, President & CEO, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington; and Tony Hudgins, Vice President of Growth & Partnerships, TransitScreen. Dr. Stephen Fuller, one of the region’s leading economists, also discussed the impact of small businesses on our local economy. 

Highlights from the survey were printed in the April 5 issue of the Washington Business Journal. The full report was printed in the April 26 issue of the Washington Business Journal. Or you can view them below:

Highlights   Full Report

To learn how Sandy Spring Bank can help your small business grow, please contact Jeff Weidley at 443.570.6773 or [email protected].