March 1, 2021 Caity RoachEditor News Blast – Letter Urging Congress to Extend PPP Until June 30, 2021 Womply, a software and API company serving small businesses and app developers, is calling on American lawmakers and policymakers to extend the Paycheck Protection Program through March 31, 2021. “There is simply not enough time in the…

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February 26, 2021 By Caity Witucki Contributing Editor, Fraud Friday Fraud Friday — Former Bank President Sentenced to 8 Years for Embezzling $11 Million “Criminal conduct that affects the financial health of a small, local lender can send a negative ripple effect throughout the entire community,” says United States Attorney, Nicholas Ganjei. “The Eastern District…

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February 25, 2021 Caity RoachEditor Coleman Movers & Shakers – Brian Comiskey, LRM Lender Consultants, Patriot Bank Brian Comiskey Named Chief Credit Officer at SomerCor “Brian has played a pivotal role in growing our loan origination and streamlining our operations,” says Manuel Flores, SomerCor President and CEO. “Brian’s deep knowledge of the SBA 504 program…

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SBA Hot Topic Tuesday  – Upcoming Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program The Biden-Harris Administration and the SBA announced yesterday that they will be taking steps to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses by revising certain aspects of PPP. Here is what we currently know about the changes: The 14-day Exclusivity Period for…

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February 22, 2021 Caity RoachEditor Flash Report  – Biden-Harris Administration and SBA Prioritize the Smallest of Small Businesses “The SBA is a frontline agency working to create an inclusive economy, focused on reaching women-owned, minority-owned, low- and moderate-income, rural, and other underserved communities in meaningful ways,” says SBA Senior Advisor Michael Roth. “While reported data…

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February 22, 2021 Caity RoachEditor Main Street Monday – New York City Restaurants Report  57% Decrease in Employment “We’re nearly a year into the public health and economic crisis that has decimated New York City’s restaurants, bars, and nightlife venues,” says Andrew Rigie, executive director of the NYC Hospitality Alliance. “While the reopening of highly…

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