News from Accion:
Community lending organizations will gather at the UCR – Palm Desert campus on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to discuss financing options for small business owners. Hosted by California Bank & Trust and Accion, this event features a panel-style discussion on how qualify for small business financing.
“Small business owners will be able to connect with local lenders one-on-one at this informative event,” said Accion’s Chief Strategy Officer Valery Belloso. “There are a variety of different products for entrepreneurs to choose from when they are looking for business financing and this event will give business owners a chance to see which loan program best fits their needs.”
Attendees at this event will learn about business support programs are available at no cost in Coachella Valley, how to get funding for a start-up business, and what qualifications are needed for a bank loan, among other financing-related topics.
The panel will be moderated by California Bank & Trust’s Vice President of Community Reinvestment Lisa Brooks and will include a question-and-answer portion. Participating organizations include Accion, California Bank & Trust, CDC Small Business Finance and the Small Business Administration.
The event will include a networking portion and a light breakfast. There is ample parking at the school, located at 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr. in Palm Desert, CA 92211.
The event is free and open to the public. Register at https://financingforbizsuccess.eventbrite.com or by calling 619-795-7250.
Accion is a mission-based microlender dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with the accessible financing and resources it takes to create or grow healthy businesses. By providing loans ranging from $300 to $75,000, it creates opportunity for increased income, economic stability and employment. In Southern California, Accion has provided nearly 4,000 loans totaling more than $30 million in its 22-year history. A nationwide network of lenders with deep community roots, Accion has lent over $500 million to more than 59,000 businesses and provided more than 520,000 entrepreneurs with advising services. For more information on Accion small business loans in the United States, visit us.accion.org.
About California Bank & Trust (CB&T)
Locally managed CB&T, an affiliate of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION), has loans of $8.8 billion and deposits of $10.5 billion with nearly 100 branches statewide and is a leader among California banks for service levels and product selection. CB&T provides a full array of financial solutions for businesses and individuals, including commercial banking, business banking, small business lending, treasury management, international banking and wealth management. The professional bankers at CB&T are backed by major resources, yet maintain local decision-making authority and regional market and industry expertise. The company is committed to providing clients with valuable business and economic insights and connecting them with the beneficial business relationships they need to succeed. Since 2002, CB&T has been rated by the FDIC as “outstanding” for its Community Reinvestment Act activities. CB&T has also consistently earned numerous Greenwich Excellence Awards for Business Banking. To learn more, visit www.calbanktrust.com. Connect with California Bank & Trust on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.