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The FedTalk series brings the Cleveland Fed together with industry experts, local businesses, community organizations, policymakers, and engaged citizens to discuss issues affecting the communities and people we serve.


Upcoming FedTalk

Small, Minority-, and Women-Owned Businesses: Challenges, Opportunities, and Successes


September 30, 2021

Noon - 1:30 PM EDT

Want to know the opportunities small businesses have seized and the challenges they've faced before and during the pandemic? Interested in intel from small-business owners?

This FedTalk will explore trends currently impacting small, minority- and women-owned businesses and share information about the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's supplier diversity program. Hear our panel of experts and discover these and other insights from the Federal Reserve's Small Business Credit Survey.

An audience Q&A session will follow.

Introduction: Diana C. Starks, Senior Vice President and Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Moderator: George Sample, Assistant Vice President and Assistant Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Panelists:

  • Brian Hall, Executive Director, Commission on Economic Inclusion Senior Vice President, Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Jenice Contreras, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development (NEOHCED)
  • Maria Thompson, Outreach Manager, Small Business Credit Survey, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
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