The Art Inventory

September 1, 2017

Lenin Gets Dressed, And Gives A Message

Kirby Lindsay Laney
On September 1st, the Fremont Lenin statue got dressed for the Art Walk.  Photo by Adrian Laney

On September 1st, the Fremont Lenin statue got dressed for the Art Walk. Photo by Adrian Laney

Today, as part of the Fremont First Friday Art Walk, Fremont’s Lenin statue got dressed in a t-shirt – with a message for the president.

The t-shirt, designed by Doug Reed by his company, Hear Art, carries a message originally crafted during the Iraq war for President Bush.

Decorating the Lenin statue has become a tradition, particularly giving our stern visitor messages that his namesake, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, might have totally opposed – proving that Fremont’s statue isn’t the dead tyrant!




SBA Asks Small Business Owners For Stories On SBA Rules & Regs

Kirby Lindsay Laney

Now, through October 16th, the Small Business Association (SBA) wants comments from small businesses on ways unnecessary or ineffective SBA rules and regulations have impacted the growth and vibrancy of their emerging companies.  On the SBA website, they want your stories.

The SBA wants comments on ways small business growth is being stifled by their regulations, in order to find ways they can streamline and improve services.  “As I travel the country meeting with small business owners, I hear over and over again about the volume of regulations they must comply with and how difficult it is to manage the burden,” said SBA Administrator Linda McMahon.  “So I’ve appointed a taskforce here at SBA to help identify SBA regulations that need to be changed or eliminated.  Your feedback will help SBA do its part to identify which SBA regulations may be impeding small business economic growth, innovation and job creation.”

Please share your stories and experiences, and help spread the word and aid in creating a stronger, more responsive SBA.  Visit the SBA website for more information, and to post your input.


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