Panel: Obstacles, Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learned from Lending to Creditworthy Small Businesses During the Financial Crisis
Loans to small businesses are especially vital to our economy, as they employ nearly 40 percent of the private sector workforce. While conditions in financial markets continue to improve, access to credit remains difficult for many small businesses that largely depend on banks for credit. This panel will discuss the myths and realities of reduced lending to small businesses and seeks to discover ways to improve the prospects for small business lending.
Daryll Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Bankers of Wisconsin
Raymond Bacon, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Paul Kuplic, Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer, Community Bank & Trust, Sheboygan, WI
Bill G Smith, Wisconsin State Director, National Federation of Independent Businesses
William P Beckett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chrysalis Packaging & Assembly Corporation (CHRYSPAC) and Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council Member (Invited)