American Resilience: The Future of Small Business

 

Small businesses are fundamental to the idea of America. Often deemed the engine of the economy, they are essential to the financial health of the nation.

In these trying times - as customers stay home and small business owners attempt to stay afloat - the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program has shown uneven results. With about $120 million in funds still to be claimed, what steps should be taken to ensure that businesses that really need the help are receiving aid, particularly minority-owned businesses that are often overlooked?

And after the program ends, what additional stimulus initiatives will be needed to keep firms healthy and ready to reopen fully on the other side of the pandemic?

The Hill convened policymakers and small business leaders for a virtual event discussing public and private efforts to support America’s entrepreneurs.

 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific

 

1:00 pm HEADLINER INTERVIEW 

  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
                                

1:15 pm SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE

  • Nate Hurst, EVP, Sustainability & Social Impact, Wells Fargo
  • Lisa Mensah, President & CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

This portion of the program will be produced solely by the underwriter.

1:25 pm PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Ramiro Cavazos, President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Nathalie Huerta, Owner, The Queer Gym
  • Regina Smith, Executive Director, Harlem Business Alliance

1:47 pm HEADLINER INTERVIEW 

  • Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Ranking Member, House Small Business Committee

2:00 pm VIRTUAL PROGRAM CONCLUDES

 

SPEAKERS

  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
  • Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Ranking Member, House Small Business Committee
  • Ramiro Cavazos, President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Nathalie Huerta, Owner, The Queer Gym
  • Regina Smith, Executive Director, Harlem Business Alliance

     

SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE

  • Nate Hurst, EVP, Sustainability & Social Impact, Wells Fargo
  • Lisa Mensah, President & CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

 

MODERATOR

  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill

 

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