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Doug McCrory

Representing Hartford, Bloomfield & Windsor

Senator McCrory to Hold Minority-Owned Business Forum with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Black Business Alliance


State Senator Doug McCrory (D-Hartford) will hold a forum for Connecticut minority-owned businesses to help connect them with available relief programs and answer questions. The senator, who serves as Vice Chair of the Banking Committee and sits on the Commerce Committee, will be joined by several panelists including representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration Connecticut District Office and the Black Business Alliance.

The free event to take place tomorrow, March 2 starting at 6 p.m. will be available to watch over Zoom and Facebook Live. The forum will provide attendees an opportunity to receive an overview of relief programs and resources available to small businesses and entrepreneurs, including the Paycheck Protection Program. Attendees will have a chance to ask questions about the programs discussed and are interested in applying for.

Panelists to join Sen. McCrory for the virtual discussion currently include:

  • Howard K. Hill, Funeral Director/Owner of Howard K. Hill Funeral Services New Haven, Hartford, & Bloomfield; Small Black Business and Community Advocate
  • Anne-Marie Knight, Executive Director of the Black Business Alliance
  • Catherine Marx, District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration Connecticut District Office.
  • Julio Casiano, Deputy District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration Connecticut District Office
  • Glenn Davis, First Vice President, Community Development/CRA Officer at Liberty Bank
  • Kim Hawkins, President & CEO of HEDCO Inc.

Interested attendees can either watch the forum through Zoom or on Sen. McCrory’s Facebook page.


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