Howard to hold virtual event on starting a small business April 14

HARRISBURG, March 25 – State Rep. Kristine Howard will hold a virtual event on starting a small business in Pennsylvania from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 14 at

The panelists will be:

  • Meredith Klinger, division chief, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations, Pennsylvania Department of State.
  • Donald Poligone and Tracy Donley, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
  • Maria Smith, chairperson, SCORE Chester and Delaware counties.

“With the influx of federal aid to help Pennsylvania build back better after the pandemic, people will have new funding opportunities at the local and state levels to start new businesses,” Howard said. “This virtual town hall is geared to help inform prospective business owners about the steps they can take to start new businesses in the commonwealth.”

Constituents can send questions before or during the event to or by phone at 610-251-1070.

The event will be livestreamed on

Those interested in learning about the event can call her office at 610-251-1070.