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All Business Briefing

Friday, March 20, 2020 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)


All Business Briefing

*Watch the video of the discussion and review the SBA Decks: Short Overview and Longer Step-by-Step Application Process; For questions about the SBA loan program, contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 or

​What: Invitation to join the “All Business Briefing” on COVID-19

Special Guest Speaker: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Senior Area Manager Patrick Rodriguez 

Why: Things are happening fast. The purpose of this call is to share timely and relevant information for your business and ensure you have the best information on resources available to help you, including the new SBA Loans.

When: Friday, March 20, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm ET

Who: This video conference is free and open to all local businesses (and non-profits) throughout Orange and Chatham Counties.

How: Zoom video conference.
  • Join by computer or smartphone: | 396 220 258 (if using a smartphone, download the free Zoom app in advance)
  • Join by telephone: +1646-558-8656; 396220258# 
Note: This video conference is first-come, first-served (there are 500 slots available). The conversation will be recorded and made available afterwards. For those new to Zoom, we invite you to review these tips

  • 3:00pm-3:05pm (5 minutes): Log-in and Zoom Tutorial from Aaron Nelson, CEO, The Chamber
  • 3:05pm-3:15pm (10 minutes): Welcome and COVID-19 Status Update (Nelson)
  • 3:15pm-3:40pm (25 minutes): SBA Loan Presentation and Facilitated Q&A
  • 3:40pm-3:55pm (15 minutes): Comments from Community Partners  
  • 3:55pm-4:00pm (5 minutes): Closing Remarks and Next Steps (Nelson) 
Hosts: This video conference is coordinated by The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro, the Town of Chapel Hill Economic Development and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership; the Town of Carrboro Economic Development and Carrboro Business Alliance; Orange County Economic Development and Orange County Visitors Bureau; the Town of Hillsborough Economic Development and the Hillsborough Orange County Chamber of Commerce; the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation and the Chatham County Chamber of Commerce; and the Small Business Technology and Development Center

About the SBA Loans: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, which provides low-interest loans (up to $2 million) to help small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19 to overcome the temporary loss of revenue. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits, with up to 30 year terms.

Contact: For questions, contact Katie Loovis, Chamber Vice President for External Affairs, or (919) 696-0781 (cell) 
Free and open to all businesses (and non-profits) throughout Orange and Chatham Counties
Friday, March 20, 2020 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)
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