Small business operators are invited to attend a regional lending conference, Wednesday, April 27, involving the Small Business Administration, the Rural Development branch of the U.S. Agriculture Department and the Oregon Business Development Department.

Small business operators are invited to attend a regional lending conference, Wednesday, April 27, involving the Small Business Administration, the Rural Development branch of the U.S. Agriculture Department and the Oregon Business Development Department.

Sen. Ron Wyden will speak about the need to increase access to business financing at 1:30 p.m. with agency presentations to follow.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with lenders at 3 p.m.

The conference is at the RCC-SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford.

— Greg Stiles