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Policy News, July 16, 2019

Policy News, July 16, 2019

Today, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing titled, “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Digital Currency and Data Privacy Considerations.” The Higher Education and Workforce Investment subcommittee will hold a hearing titled...

Policy News, July 9, 2019

Policy News, July 9, 2019

The House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing titled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy” and the subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets will hold a hearing titled, “Building a Sustainable and Competitive...

Policy News, July 2, 2019

Policy News, July 2, 2019

Last week, two bills were introduced in the House to allow cannabis-related legitimate business and service providers to benefit from Small Business Administration (SBA) programs. Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) introduced HR 3543 to ensure that certain entrepreneurial...

Policy News, June 25, 2019

Policy News, June 25, 2019

The Small Business Administration has proposed a rule amending and updating regulations for the 7(a) Loan Program. This proposed rule will implement the Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act of 2018 and update the SBA’s regulations pertaining to supervision...

Policy News, June 18, 2019

Policy News, June 18, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will appear before two committees this week. Today, he will testify before the Senate Finance Committee on Trump’s trade policy and the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement at 10:15 AM. A livestream of the hearing can be...

Policy News, June 11, 2019

Policy News, June 11, 2019

On June 18th, the Senate Armed Services Committee hopes to bring the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) to the floor. This bill will provide $750 billion in funding for national defense. A full executive summary of the bill can...

Policy – June 4, 2019

Policy – June 4, 2019

Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously sided with workers in a case eliminating ways for employers to limit procedural defenses in discrimination claims raised by employees. In Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis the Supreme Court stated, "the requirement to file...

Policy News, May 28, 2019

Policy News, May 28, 2019

Last week, the Department of Labor agreed to close nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers at the request of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. These are a subset of Job Corp Centers meant to train youth with educational and vocational skills in the conservation...

Policy News, May 21, 2019

Policy News, May 21, 2019

On Friday, House lawmakers passed the Equality Act (H.R. 5) which would extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ individuals in employment and other areas, President Trump announced a deal reached with Canada and Mexico to lift steel and aluminum tariffs, to...

“Why I Went to the Senate”

“Why I Went to the Senate”

This week is National Small Business Week, a time when we recognize the small (and micro) businesses that make up the fabric of our country. While it’s certainly important to specifically celebrate them, every single day should be a celebration of small businesses...

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AEO Member of the Month, @lendistry, received a $50M credit facility from East West Bancorp. The minority-owned CDFI plans to direct the newly raised funds towards fueling the expansion of its small business lending platform. Click the link to learn more. bit.ly/36xI8UR pic.twitter.com/nBIu2f4Yea

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Industry News – November 6, 2019

White House Releases Message on National Veterans Small Business Week This week, the Administration celebrates the success of America’s service members and acknowledges their contributions to our nation’s robust and roaring economy. Source: White House    ...

Industry News – October 30, 2019

Mastercard’s Approach to Small Business Owners (Who Happen to Be Women) How an entrepreneur goes about solving challenges varies, but data from Mercator Advisory Group and Mastercard highlights how, on average, there are differences between male and female owners in...

Industry News – October 23, 2019

A New Small Business Tech Ecosystem is Emerging Gone are the days Software Companies like Square, QuickBooks, and Shopify are moving into financial services—allowing small businesses to borrow and offer financing to customers. Source: Lend Academy    ...

Industry News – October 16, 2019

California Blazing A Trail on Banking Policy for Other States California recently became just the second state, and the first in 100 years, to legalize government-owned banking. The law authorizes municipalities to open their own banks. Those public banks could then...

Industry News – October 9, 2019

Two Black Firms Merge Into the Largest Minority and Woman-Owned Investment Firm Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co. LLC and The Williams Capital Group L.P. will merge to become Siebert Williams Shank & Co. LLC. The merged company will be headquartered in New York and...

Industry News – October 2, 2019

Save the Date: JPMorgan Chase to Launch the 2019 AdvancingCities Challenge This Month On October 21, 2019, JPMorgan Chase will open its next Request for Proposals (RFP) for its annual competition that aims to source and seed creative, collaborative and sustainable...

Industry News – September 25, 2019

Community Ownership: The Transformation Challenge Experts seek to help CDFIs find a balance between “affirmative remedies” that correct inequitable outcomes of social arrangements without altering the framework that supports them,” and “transformative remedies” which...

Industry News – September 17, 2019

Wells Fargo Grants $100K For Latina Entrepreneurship Training Series The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCCNJ) received a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to be used toward bilingual business development and educational programs for...

Industry News – September 11, 2019

SBA Invites America's Small Businesses to Share Their Story The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. Source: PR Newswire Dallas...

Industry News, September 4, 2019

The State of Black Businesses in U.S. Cities with Large Black Populations Some have a strong economy and progressive political leadership that can bolster Black entrepreneurship. Others struggle to create a diverse network and comprehensive plan to keep Black...