SBA: Council on Underserved Communities Holds First Virtual Meeting

On Tuesday, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, joined John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman of the Council on Underserved Communities (CUC), to hold the first meeting of the reconvened council. “I’m excited for this kick-off as the […]

SBA: National Veterans Small Business Week Scheduled for November 1st through 5th

Events will highlight the Agency’s efforts to support the Nation’s Nearly 1.8 million veteran-owned small businesses through its 22 Veterans Business Outreach Centers The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of our veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 1-5, 2021. “National Veterans Small […]

Federal Reserve: Series of Diversity and Inclusion Conferences Announced for November

The Federal Reserve Board announced on Monday that it will host a series of diversity and inclusion conferences in November focused on the experiences that underrepresented groups have as they participate in the economy, the economics profession, central banking, and finance. Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell will provide […]

ABA: Bank Employees Across U.S. Celebrate Get Smart About Credit Day and Share Financial Knowledge with Students

Bank employees across the country will celebrate the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Get Smart About Credit campaign today and throughout the year by sharing information with teens and young adults on a range of personal finance topics. Get Smart About Credit Day, celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October, is one […]

SBA: National Small Business Week Virtual Summit Highlights Resiliency and Recovery

Prominent small business investors, entrepreneurs, and mentors address nearly 50,000 attendees The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that this year’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) Virtual Summit drew more than 47,000 participants for the three-day virtual summit. Attendees heard from celebrity business owners, investors, entrepreneurs, and lead advisors from across the small business […]

CDFI Fund: Virtual Public Meeting of the CDFI Fund’s Advisory Board Will Be Held on September 30th

In light of the recent White House announcement naming private-sector members of the Community Development Advisory Board (Advisory Board), the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is convening a meeting of the the Advisory Board from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, September 30, 2021. This meeting will […]

FDIC: Three Winning Teams Selected in FDITECH Tech Sprint to Reach the Unbanked

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the selection of three winning teams in a ‘tech sprint’ designed to explore new technologies and techniques to help banks meet the needs of unbanked consumers. The tech sprint’s evaluation panel selected the following organizations as winners in the following categories: Category […]

SBA: President Biden Proclaims September 12-18 as National Small Business Week

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2021 National Small Business Week celebrations will officially commence next week with a three-day virtual summit. SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman will kick off the national event on Monday, September 13, addressing nearly 30,000 registered participants during the educational, training, and networking event. This year’s free event will spotlight the […]

FDIC: Second Annual Academic Challenge Launched Focusing on the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Banking Sector

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the launch of the agency’s Second Annual Academic Challenge, a competition among teams of university and college students to address questions concerning the U.S. banking sector. The topic for this year’s challenge is “The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Banking Sector.” FDIC Chairman […]