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NBBM Panel #2: Black Business Lending
Groupon and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity present Black Business Lending: Access to Capital & Tax Incentives. We'll cover how Black Businesses can access financial resources and tax incentives to scale and grow a sustainable business that increases overall economic opportunity and growth in communities of color.

Featured welcome speakers:
- Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer
- Daryl Billingsley, HRIS Analyst and Diverse Merchant Market Program, Groupon

Featured panelists:
- Mark Ferguson, Assistant Deputy Director, US Small Business Administration
- Brad McConnell, CEO, Accion Serving Illinois & Indiana
- Jonathan McGee, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Minority Economic Empowerment
- Matthew Simpson, African American Business Development Manager, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
- Bo Steiner, District Director, US Small Business Administration
- Amber Wynn, Philanthrepreneur, Nonprofit Consulting
- Marcus Yancy, Economic Development Lending & Special Projects Officer, LISC Chicago

This is the second in a series of virtual panel discussions in celebration of National Black Business Month. For more on the series, visit gr.pn/nbbmmerchant.

Please note that the information collected below will help better tailor the discussion and align resources to participating businesses.

Aug 20, 2020 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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