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Small Business Development and Finance: Opportunities in the Quad Cities

This conference provided resources for small business development, including technical and financial assistance, presentations by entrepreneurs and resource tables.

Monday, 11/17/14
8:45 AM
Welcome and Introductions

Marva Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Nanci Perkins, Latino Connection

9:00 AM
Introduction of Panel of Small Business Owners
Nanci Perkins Latino Connection
Roberto Carrillo and Maria Carrillo, El Mexicano Restaurante y Tienda Mexicana
, Rosales Lawn Care and Landscaping
Christina Sanchez, Country Style Ice Cream and Coffee
Andray Swift, Swift and Swift
10:00 AM
Introduction of Resource Tables

Lynda Carlson, First Midwest Bank

10:10 AM
10:30 AM
Introduction of Panel of Technical Assistance Providers
Vicki Miller, Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center of Black Hawk College
Maureen Hart, Project NOW
Mark Hunt, Bi-State Regional Commission
Redmond Dellmar Jones II, Minority Construction Council
Dennis Larkins, Cedar Rapids Small Business Administration Office
Michelle Lewis, Illinois International Trade
Susan Longworth, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and Quad Cities First
Beth White, Center for Industrial Research and Service of Iowa State University
Joel Youngs, Small Business Development Center of Black Hawk College
12:00 PM

Marva Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

12:30 PM
Keynote Speaker

Introduction: Lee Vasquez, Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Speaker: Robert Ontiveros, Chairman and Founder of Group O

1:15 PM
Stella Schneekloth, Project NOW
Lynda Carlson, First Midwest Bank
Raquel Gallagher, Ascentra Credit Union
Dean Kraus, First National Bank
2:15 PM
Closing Speaker

Introduction: Nanci Perkins, Latino Connection
Speaker: Janet Masamoto, President of JTM

3:00 PM

Marva Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Nanci Perkins, Latino Connection


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