Small Businesses & The New Stimulus Package

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Minority Business Series presented by KeyBank


This webinar was held on Thursday, April 9th. This webinar was held specifically to answer the questions of minority-business owners regarding the COVID-19 related economic stimulus package.

We assembled a team of experts, focused on the particular benefits for small business owners, in a one-hour online meeting. They discussed the various opportunities available under the stimulus package, eligibility requirements and how to apply for small business loans. The goal was to make sure that small business owners do not make the mistake of assuming that the government stimulus package does not apply to them. They may be leaving money on the table. This webinar was for all small businesses, regardless of size, even individuals who work for themselves. 

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Owner, Nubian Construction Group

Deborah will host our panel and moderate the Q&A period for our audience. She leads Nubian Construction Group, a program/construction management company with divisions including tri-axle trucking transportation and outreach compliance program management company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. A multi-talented businesswoman, Deborah founded Nubian Transport Management in 1994 after a rewarding career at Eli Lilly & Company.


Partner, Ice Miller LLP

Greg will provide an overview of the opportunities under stimulus package that relate to small businesses and discuss the opportunities. At Ice Miller, he helps clients assemble joint ventures, obtain or issue financings, complete acquisitions, and dispositions, negotiate construction contracts, development agreements, and leases, and navigate workouts and distressed asset transactions.


President, Central Indiana, KeyBank

Juan will discuss the “practical” process of applying for loans and suggest how you should approach your bank, or develop a banking relationship if you do not have one. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and financial industry. He partners closely with Key’s Corporate Responsibility Group to develop and implement a Community lending and investment strategies that enable KeyBank to meet its corporate and social responsibilities.


Owner, First Electric Supply

John will provide his perspective on why it is important to take advantage of this opportunity, and discuss his recent experience with applying for a loan. He is Chairman and CEO of the following, Indianapolis based organizations: Thompson Distribution Company, Inc., First Electric Supply Company, LLC, CMID, an architectural and engineering design firm; and BC Countertops, a fabricator and installer of millwork.

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