*EVENT FULL* Navigating COVID-19: Resources and Relief for Small Businesses

When: March 27, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost: $0.00
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The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the North Central PA (NCPA) LaunchBox, and the Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are hosting a free one-hour video conference via Zoom.com on Friday, March 27, at 1:00 PM. This webinar is open to all small business owners seeking resources and financial/legal assistance as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis. 

During the one-hour session, an expert panel will offer their insights and respond to questions from participants. Panelists will help small business owners understand resources and relief in response to COVID-19 regulations, including:

  • SBDC availability and resources
  • SBA Disaster Loan Assistance program and process
  • Working with local banks to discuss aid and relief
  • Tax implications resulting from business impact
  • Legal implications for employment claims, insurance policies, and contract liabilities
  • Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) funding opportunities

Panelists include: 

  • Kelly Hunt, District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Pittsburgh District Office
  • Heather Pleskonko, CPA from Baker Tilly
  • Daniel Morrow, Market Leader, and Adam Huber, SBA Business Development Officer from First Commonwealth Bank
  • Vivian Etter, staff lawyer for the Entrepreneurship Assistance Clinic at Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank  
  • PIDA Loan Specialist

Registration Deadline: 3/26 at 5:00 PM ET

*Register in advance to receive the virtual link to participate. Additional information will be sent to all participants after 5 PM on 3/26.


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We're sorry, but this event has been fully booked. For any questions, contact us at 814-863-4293 or sbdc@psu.edu.