"On The Mark" is a new virtual series hosted by BECMA that will feature local, state, and national policy leaders who will break down relevant legislation, policy, and other topical matters that are crucial for the growth of Black business owners and entrepreneurs. Each week, we will invite elected officials, practitioners, and others to both share insights into important resources for our community and answer questions live for the viewing audience.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
Congresswoman Pressley joined BECMA, along with partners Amplify Latinx, Boston Ujima Project, and CommonWealth Kitchen, for a frank discussion on the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) and her efforts to address issues of equity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bob Nelson and Nadine Boone of the SBA Massachusetts District Office joined BECMA and the Foundation for Business Equity to answer questions about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and other SBA products for small businesses.
Senator Markey joined BECMA, along with partners Amplify Latinx, Boston Ujima Project, CommonWealth Kitchen, Foundation for Business Equity, and the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce for a discussion on recent federal efforts to help small businesses and how to ensure resources are distributed in an equitable manner.