Month Flat Week Day
Date: Wednesday, May. 06, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The SoVa COIVD-19 Task Force invites you to the SoVa Wednesday Webinar focusing on the COVID-19 relief funding. Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus outbreak. In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Our speakers will provide an overview of relief funding options and will answer questions that you may have.


Topics to include: 

  • SBA Loans - Round 1 & 2 of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
  • Recovery funding



  • Martin Short, Lead Economic Development Specialist, SBA
  • Jody Keenan, State Director, Virginia SBDC
  • Lin Hite, Regional Director, Longwood SBDC Western Region
  • Michael Scales, Business Analyst, Longwood SBDC Western Region
  • Jeff Haley, Chairman, Virginia Bankers Association and President, American National Bank & Trust
  • Dawn DeHart, Community Development Lending Director, Carter Bank & Trust




SoVa COVID-19 Task Force Members: Rebecca Adcock, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce; Corrie Bobe, City of Danville Economic Development; Brian Brown, Halifax County IDA; Alexis Ehrhardt, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce; Mark Gignac, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; Linda Green, Southern Virginia Regional Alliance; Mitzi McCormick, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce; Matt Rowe, Pittsylvania County Economic Development; Bryce Simmons, Patrick County Economic Development; Lisa Watkins, Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce.