USPAACC LiveTALK Introduction

On March 30, three days after the President signed the CARES Act into law, we launched our LiveTALK online video broadcast series to inform our members, supporters, and the public about the PPP and EIDL. Since then, we broadcast 16 programs on Facebook, YouTube, and GoToWebinar, reaching over 83,000 viewers in the 6 months, giving the community valuable advice on repositioning business plans, available business opportunities with Fortune corporations and the federal government, short term cash flow strategies, and more.

September 14, 2020 - How We Partner For Business Success

Chamber Leaders will dive into how they uniquely and individually represent their constituencies, how they've worked together over the years, supported each other during COVID-19, and what they do - continue to do- and can do, for the small, minority and other diverse business communities.

August 31, 2020 - E Pluribus Unum, Out of Many, One

On July 29, 2020 we had a show called LiveTALK: Race Relations, A National Conversation, due to recent events that laid bare long-standing racial fault lines and disparities in our country. Ever since COVID-19 hit America, the Asian American community had been subdued about the harassment, verbal assault and other damages they experienced. Later when George Floyd was killed, national unrest and protests began, and many minorities felt sympathy for the anguish that African Americans felt for ages. USPAACC brought together panelists from the African American, Asian American and Hispanic American communities to talk about their individual observations, experiences of particular ethnic groups, and solutions to address the disparities.

August 20, 2020 - How Small Businesses Excel During COVID-19

2020 has proved to be the most challenging year for small businesses. About 58% of small-business owners say they’re worried about permanently closing, according to a July U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey. In this difficult economic climate, small business owners strive to be creative, resourceful, and nimble to secure their customers and provide support to their employees. This LiveTALK will feature three small business owners to discuss how they respond to COVID19 – their challenges, observations, success & silver lining in the pandemic.

August 3, 2020 - How to Do Business with the Federal Reserve System

Marleitha G. Williams, Supper Diversity Program Manager from US Federal Reserve join up with USPAACC to share advice on how to do business with the Federal Reserve. Ann Ramakumaran, CEO of AMPCUS, also shares her experience working with the Federal Reserve.

July 29, 2020 - Race Relations, a National Coversation

Recent events have laid bare long-standing racial fault lines and disparities in our country. This talk will bring together Asian American, Black and Latino leaders across industries to take stock of where we are and what we can do to support each other in this difficult moment. Panelists will also explore how we can heal these fault lines and collectively address racial disparities.

July 6, 2020 - How to do Business with Kroger and Kellogg's

LaShaun Smedley, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion of Kroger and Debra Quade, Supplier Diversity Manager from Kellogg's join up with USPAACC to share advice on how to get business in the food industry.

June 8, 2020 - FOCUS: From Start-ups to Established Businesses

Patrick Lee, the co-founder of Rotten Tomatoes, joins up with USPAACC to share tips on running a successful startup company. Patrick Lee will share his tips on, maintaining focus for startups, optimizing cashflow in doing business, and launching your Minimum Viable Product efficiently.

May 20, 2020 - Doing Business with the Department of Treasury

Melissa Jenkins, Program Analyst, Outreach/In-reach, and WOSB Program Manager from the Department of Treasury joins up with USPAACC to help businesses understand how the Department of Treasury conducts business. In this LiveTALK, she will give advice for small businesses to work with the department and share a success story from one of the small businesses working with the Department of Treasury.

May 12, 2020 - Realistic and Responsible Plan to Reopen the Economy

USPAACC LiveTALK will host Dr. Lanhee J. Chen from Director of Domestic Policy Studies, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Policy Advisor and Policy Director to 2 U.S. Presidents & 2 Presidential Candidates. Susan Allen, USPAACC President and CEO and Dr. Chen will discuss the policymaking and economic needs to reopen our economy.

April 23, 2020 - Rebooting Our Economy

USPAACC’s Rebooting our Economy will focus on bringing the right financial resources and supply chain opportunities to the small, medium enterprises and diverse-owned businesses. We will have speakers that talk about the commercial banking experience, loan processes, supply chain opportunities and supplier needs in the finance and utilities industries, and get insight for the economic outlook for 2020.

April 20, 2020 - How To Continue Business During COVID-19

Kimberly Watson, Assistant Vice President for Procurement and Strategic Sourcing at the University of Maryland College Park shares their current supply chain opportunities, how COVID-19 has impacted the University of Maryland and about the value that small businesses bring to the table.

April 13, 2020 - Optimism and Opportunities - Small Business Grants From Goldman Sachs and Facebook

Nicaela Chinnaswamy, Senior Associate from Goldman Sachs and Diana Doukas, Policy Manager Economic Impact for Facebook join USPAACC to talk about their small business grants program. Facebook is allocating over $40 million to help small businesses. Goldman Sachs is utilizing their 10,000 Small Businesses program to help small businesses.

April 7, 2020 - Strategies for Short Term Cash Flow

Tim Fulton, the President of Small Business Matters and Bill McDermott, the Profitability Coach of McDermott Financial Solutions give their insights on short term cash flow strategy. The video includes advice on effective management of cash during a crisis and what should be the short-term priority for cash.

April 6, 2020 - Uber COVID-19 Response: Opportunities for Small Businesses

Zoraida Rodriguez, Manager of Public Policy Federal Affairs for Uber, talks about the small business opportunities and what Uber is doing to help small businesses. The programs to help businesses include utilizing the Uber app and using the Uber Freights program, which is helping connect carriers with shippers during the time of crisis.

April 2, 2020 - Be Ready for Paycheck Protection Program

Ryan Silvestre, Sr. Business Consultant, from the New Jersey Small Business Development Center joins USPAACC once again to talk about the Paycheck Protection Program. The video covers how people could use the program to benefit their companies. In addition, Mr.Silverstre covers more details of the program including eligibility and the process of the program.

March 30, 2020 - SBA Disaster Loan

Ryan Silvestre, Sr. Business Consultant, from the New Jersey Small Business Development Center gives his insight on the SBA Disaster Loan program. The video goes over what are the qualifications and the steps people need to take to apply for the loan.

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