DuBOIS — The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the North Central PA (NCPA) LaunchBox are hosting “Navigating COVID-19: Resources and Relief for Small Businesses,” a free, one-hour video conference via Zoom.com at 1 p.m. on Friday. This webinar is open to all small business owners seeking resources and financial/legal assistance as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

During the one-hour session, a panel will offer insights and respond to questions from participants. Panelists will help small business owners understand resources and relief available in response to COVID-19 regulations, including:

  • SBDC availability and resources
  • SBA Disaster Loan program and process
  • Working with local banks to discuss aid and relief
  • Tax implications resulting from business impact
  • Relevant insurance issues relevant for businesses
  • Legal implications for employment claims, insurance policies, and contract liabilities

Panelists include:

  • Kelly Hunt, District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Pittsburgh District Office, https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-team/sba-leadership/dr-kelly-hunt
  • Heather Pleskonko, CPA from Baker Tilly https://www.bakertilly.com/
  • Daniel Morrow, Market Leader, and Adam Huber, SBA Business Development Officer from First Commonwealth Bank.
  • Vivian Etter, staff lawyer for the Entrepreneurship Assistance Clinic at Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank Penn State Law Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic

To register for the webinar visit https://sbdc.psu.edu/events/navigating-covid-19-resources-and-relief-for-small-businesses/

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For more information contact Lori Sabatose at (814) 372-3020 or lxb125@psu.edu

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