Policy News – August 26, 2021

After passing a rule on the $3.5 trillion budget resolution, the House is back to its scheduled August recess. The Senate will return to session on September 13.  Looking ahead to September, insiders on the Hill expect a busy month, as there are several pressing...

Industry News – August 26, 2021

Wells Fargo Delivers Mentorship for 500 Women-owned Businesses; Grants to Over 90 Nonprofits Wells Fargo announced a new wave of support for entrepreneurs including an initiative focused on mentoring 500 women-owned businesses called Connect to More℠, and a second...

Policy News – August 19, 2021

This week, the SBA announced its senior leadership team and nearly 40 key Biden-Harris Administration appointees. Click below to view the full list of appointees. VIEW SBA APPOINTEES:...

Industry News – August 19, 2021

SBA Loans to African American Businesses Decrease 35% The American Bankers Association noted that SBA 7(a) lending was “dwarfed by the SBA’s own PPP efforts.” However, the 2020 decline in SBA 7(a) loans to Black-owned businesses also isn’t a...

Policy News – August 12, 2021

Yesterday, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, along with Jim Matheson from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, will be announcing a major program to provide funding for broadband access in rural areas. Additionally, the House stands in recess, and will...

Industry News – August 12, 2021

Former AEO Board Member Bill Bynum Featured in the University of North Carolina Alumni Review The University of North Carolina (UNC) Alumni Review recently celebrated Bynum’s pioneering work as the Founder of Hope Credit Union and a key player in the economic...