March 6, 2021
Register today for, Connecting Communities: A Year of Crisis, and Now What? Where Our Main Streets Go from Here at the Connecting Communities® website. Participation is free, but pre-registration is required.
Session Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Session Times: Hawaii: 9:00 a.m.; Alaska: 11:00 a.m.; Pacific: 12:00 p.m.; Mountain: 1:00 p.m.; Central: 2:00 p.m.; Eastern: 3:00 p.m.
Minority small-business owners and community lenders, some of whom described how they were surviving the COVID-19 pandemic in a Fed Communities story series, will share their experiences.
During this session, panelists will ponder the following questions:
- Where are they now?
- What do they need going forward?
- Who can and should help?
- What’s at stake for us all when small businesses in underserved areas—and the community development financial institutions and minority depository institutions that support them—struggle?
- Suzanne Anarde, CEO, Rural Community Assistance Corporation
- Elmy Bermejo, owner, Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant
- John Chin, executive director, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
- Gary R. Woods, former chairman, Oklahoma City Black Chamber of Commerce
- Alfreda Norman, senior vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
- Matuschka Lindo Briggs, director, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (moderator)