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Rural Small Business Lending Forum

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1 Wendell Ave

1 Wendell Avenue

Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Building Rural Prosperity Through Access to Capital - This is a FREE Event

Discuss efforts to build rural prosperity by increasing access to capital in rural areas. Learn more about resources available to help reduce risks associated with lending to rural small businesses. Network with lenders and resource providers from across the region.

11:30 am Registration

12:00 pm Welcoming Remarks / Working Lunch Begins - LUNCH is PROVIDED

12:15 pm Keynote Speaker - Wendell G. Davis, Regional Administrator Region I SBA

Latest reforms, innovations, and partnerships to expand access to capital in rural areas and increase rural prosperity.


12:45 pm Regulator Panel

Important updates from regulators. Featuring panelists from: - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

1:00 pm Lending Resources Panel

Highlighting federal, state, and regional resources available to help reduce risks associated with commercial lending in rural areas.

2:15 pm Making it Work

Success Story for Rural Business.

2:30 pm Closing Remarks and Networking

Opportunity to discuss specific projects with resource providers and connect with presenters.

3:00 pm Adjourn



PARKING: There is a small lot at the rear of the Athenaeum (Bartlett Avenue), and some on-street parking on both Wendell and Bartlett Avenues (closely monitored for parking violations because of the courthouse close by). There are metered lots on First Street and on East Street, and parking garages at the Crowne Plaza hotel and the corner of West and North Streets at the opposite side of the Park Square intersection.



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