Small Business Lending and Development in the Quad Cities: Surviving the Storm

In the conference, Small Business Lending and Development in the Quad Cities: Surviving the Storm, we will explore the opportunities and challenges facing small businesses in the current economic climate. Our focus will be on finding ways to obtain bank credit, surviving the credit crunch, identifying tools to assist small businesses, including educational opportunities to enhance creditworthiness and creating credible business plans.


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12:00 AM
Session 2: Business Plans to Impress Your BankerTrombone Room
Moderator
Dave Emerick, Vice President, Blackhawk Bank & Trust
Joel Youngs, Director of Illinois SBOC, Black Hawk College
12:00 AM

In collaboration with:
Latino Connection (Nanci Perkins), Moline, IL
First National Bank (Richard Lamb), Davenport, IL
Greenspace Associates (Michelle Tinman), Davenport, IL

11/17/14
8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome and Introductions
Helen Mirza, Community Affairs Program Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Dr Gene Gardner, President, Pro Tem, Black Hawk College
Mark Slifka, Owner, Greenspace Associates
9:00 AM
Panel: Small Business Perspectives
Moderator
Nanci Perkins, President, Latino Connection
Panelists
Virginia Castro, Owner, El Mariachi Restaurant
Al and Martha Spears, Owners, A+ Plumbing
10:00 AM
Break
10:15 AM
Joe Folsom, Small Business Administration
10:45 AM
Panel: Local Purchasing and Rural Entrepreneurism
Hiram Hernandez, Extension Community & Economic Program Specialist, Iowa State University
Dr Steven Bahls, President, Augustana College
12:00 PM
Lunch and Keynote
Craig Roberts, President and CEO, Vista International Operations
1:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions
Session 1: Business BasicsCoronet Room
John Wetzel, Advisor, SCORE
Adrian Madunic, Director of Illinois PTAC, Black Hawk College
Molli Nickerson, Community Services Director, Project Now
Stella Schneekloth, Weatherization Coordinator, Project Now
2:30 PM
Panel: Perspectives
Richard Lamb, President, First National Bank
Vicky Miller, Director of Illinois PTAC, Black Hawk College
Craig Marchbanks, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
3:30 PM
Farmers' Market and Ice Cream Social

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