Coleman Movers & Shakers – Shelly Medina, Patrick Becker, and John Ross

June 9, 2022 Delaney SextonContributing Editor Coleman Movers & Shakers – Shelly Medina, Patrick Becker, and John Ross Shelly Medina Joins Santa Cruz County Bank as SVP and Asset-Based Lending Operations Manager Krista Snelling, President and CEO comments, “We are so happy to welcome Shelly to our newly-formed Asset-Based Lending Division team. The expertise she…

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C-Suite Wednesday – Access to Capital is a Top Issue for Veteran Entrepreneurs

June 8, 2022 Delaney SextonContributing Editor C-Suite Wednesday – Access to Capital is a Top Issue for Veteran Entrepreneurs “Former service members own approximately 1.8 million businesses across the United States, most of which are small. These businesses employ millions of workers, are responsible for over $1 trillion in revenue, and do so much for…

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Main Street Monday – African-American Self Employment Rate is Half of White Self Employment Rate

June 6, 2022 Delaney SextonContributing Editor Main Street Monday – African-American Self Employment Rate is Half of White Self Employment Rate “African-Americans are underrepresented among self-employed workers. When African-Americans own firms, they are less likely to have employees, operate with less financing, and are more likely to become discouraged enough to forego applying for loans,”…

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Coleman Movers & Shakers – Gary Harris, Nick Patel, and Angela Humann

June 2, 2022 Delaney SextonContributing Editor Coleman Movers & Shakers – Gary Harris, Nick Patel, and Angela Humann Farmers and Merchants Bank Announces Gary Harris’s Promotion to President and CEO Bruce Schindler, Chairman of the Company’s and the Bank’s Boards of Directors, comments “After a thorough search, the Board is very confident in its selection…

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C-Suite Wednesday – SBA Inspector General Tells Congress SBA’s Top 8 Challenges

June 1, 2022 Delaney SextonContributing Editor C-Suite Wednesday – SBA Inspector General Tells Congress SBA’s Top 8 Challenges The SBA Office of Inspector General’s Semiannual Report to Congress was recently submitted for the first half of fiscal year 2022. The report consists of the OIG’s published reports and important investigations executed through their oversight work…

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Fraud Friday – SBA Ignored Fraud Risk in PPP Loans Says SBA Inspector General

May 27, 2022 Delaney SextonContributing Editor Fraud Friday – SBA Ignored Fraud Risk in PPP Loans Says SBA Inspector General “SBA did not have an organizational structure with clearly defined roles, responsibilities, and processes to manage and handle potentially fraudulent PPP loans. In addition, the agency did not establish a centralized entity to design, lead,…

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