SBAC Access to Capital Virtual Town Hall


The SBAC hosted our first Virtual Town Hall on Access to Capital. Given the continued effects of the COVID-19 virus, and the impact that it is having on the small business community, we feel that this information is critical to any business owners who are trying to figure out what to do.

We had the pleasure to be joined by our panelists:

  • Brad McConnell, CEO of Accion Chicago
    • ​Emergency Capital available now:
      • Federal
      • Accion Loan programs
    • ​Emergency Capital available very soon:
      • ​Federal
      • State
      • City
      • Accion
  • Manny Flores, CEO of SomerCor
    • ​SBA Loan programs with an emphasis on COVID-19 Disaster Loans.
  • Stephen Ball, SVP of Business Banking at Fifth Third Bank / Chicago Market Executive
    • Fifth Third Bank Fast Capital

With over 200 attendees, we are excited to see that the SBAC can provide value to many businesses trying to navigate the seas in the coming days.

A recorded copy of the Virtual Town Hall can be found here.