March 31, 2021 Caity RoachEditor C-Suite Wednesday – Metropolitan Small Businesses Disproportionately Impacted by the Pandemic A preliminary analysis of COVID-19’s economic impact on small businesses has revealed that metropolitan and coastal businesses were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The SBA Office of Advocacy reports that in April 2020, the number of people in metropolitan…

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March 29, 2021 Caity RoachEditor Main Street Monday – Vaccine Distribution Increases Small Business Optimism Despite the growing availability of vaccines, most small business owners do not anticipate the economy returning to normal anytime soon. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly small business report, six out of ten (59%) small business owners now…

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March 25, 2021 Caity RoachEditor Flash Report – Senate Passes the Paycheck Protection Program Extension ActOn Thursday, March 25, 2021, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act. The bill extends the Paycheck Protection Program through the end of May and then provides the SBA with 30 days after the end…

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March 25, 2021 Caity RoachEditor Coleman Movers & Shakers – Mike Sandusky, Greg Gala, and Chris Henricks Mike Sandusky joins First Bank of the Lake’s Government Guaranteed Lending Team “Mike is a dynamic and knowledgeable lender with years’ of experience,” says Annemarie Murphy, Executive Vice President at First Bank of the Lake. “He brings proven…

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