Relief to Recovery: What's Next for Small Business?


The new year brings a new administration, a new Congress, and a new day for small businesses attempting to recover from the lasting impact of the COVID pandemic. 

Leaving 2020 behind, small businesses still face an uphill climb. Many business owners have learned to innovate, embracing new technologies and new business models in order to stay afloat, showing their resilience and begging the question - what will “normal” even look like for business owners?

How do we move from COVID relief to a full recovery? What support do small business owners still urgently need? How have microbusinesses, minority-owned businesses, and those who could not access PPP funds fared during these difficult days and how can we ensure their prosperity? And as we push past the pandemic, what’s next for small business owners?

The Hill will convene members of Congress, small business owners from across the country, and advocates for a new year check in on small business recovery.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT



  • Ron Busby, President and CEO, U.S. Black Chambers Inc.
  • Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member, Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Member, House Financial Services Committee; Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institution
  • Midgi Moore, Owner, Juneau Food Tours & Taste Alaska!
  • William Myers, VP of Business Development, Denison Development Alliance
  • Joanna Segoviano, Owner, Viano 


Sponsor Perspective: New Solutions in the Race to Save Small Business

  • Maurice Jones, President & CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • Mary Mack, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of Consumer and Small Business Banking, Wells Fargo & Company



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

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Wells Fargo is donating approximately $400M to help small business owners recover from the pandemic. Learn more about the Open For Business Fund.