Still time to register for today's joint NCUA-SBA webinar

March 3, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (3/4/15)--Today's joint National Credit Union Administration and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) webinar on "Balancing Member Business Loan Portfolios with SBA Guarantees" starts at 2 p.m. (ET). Those interested in tuning in can register right up to the start time.

The webinar is the first initiative launched under the agencies' new partnership announced Feb. 6 when the NCUA and SBA leaders signed a memorandum of understanding intended to help small businesses connect with local credit unions to get better access to capital.

The 90-minute webinar will be moderated by Dominic Carullo, an economic development specialist with NCUA's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and NCUA Chair Debbie Matz will provide opening remarks, and speakers will include:

  • Ann Marie Mehlum, associate administrator, SBA's Office of Capital Markets;
  • William Myers, director, NCUA's Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives; and,
  • Vincent Vieten, member business lending (MBL) program officer, NCUA's Office of Examination and Insurance.

The panel will discuss what programs SBA offers to small business, how these loan programs can enhance a credit union's MBL program, and the requirements for setting up and managing an SBA-loan program.

The webinar will be archived online approximately three weeks following the live event.

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