Spartanburg Herald Journal
February 2, 2-15

From staff reports

Frank Knapp Jr. was recently appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region IV Regulatory Fairness Board by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

The boards — comprised of five small business owners who serve as points of contact for the regions they serve — represent the voice of small business on regulatory fairness issues. SBA Region IV includes South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, according to a written statement.

Board members advise the National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Brian Castro.

“As a small business owner for more than 20 years and co-founder of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Knapp understands small business, what is required to grow a business, create jobs and be a strong advocate for other local small business owners,” Castro said of the Columbia businessman. “The members of the Regulatory Fairness Board play a critical role in making sure the voice of small business is heard by regulators and help to support regulatory solutions that save small business time and money.”

In the post, Knapp is tasked with serving as a local resource for small businesses and will work with small business trade groups on federal regulatory enforcement and compliance issues.

“It is quite an honor to serve on this important board,” Knapp said in the statement “It is very important for small businesses to understand that there are resources to help them navigate federal regulations. I have been a strong advocate for such regulatory assistance.”

Knapp is the president of The Knapp Agency, an advertising and public relations firm, and is president and CEO of the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

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