MONTGOMERY – Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed will join Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Ashley D. Bell and rapper/entertainer/entrepreneur Tip “T.I.” Harris Wednesday at 5 p.m. CDT (6 p.m. EDT) as a featured host of the 100,000 Strong: COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurs in Underserved Communities Across the South call.
WHAT: 100,000 Strong COVID-19 Response Conference Call;
WHEN: May 20 at 5 p.m. CDT/6 p.m. EDT;
WHERE: Stream available at https://vekeo.com/smallbusinessadministration/ or join by phone at 833-380-0652.
“I am honored to have Mayor Steven Reed as a host for the 100,000 Strong effort to help bring the necessary resources and tools to entrepreneurs located in underserved communities to help them overcome the challenges presented by the COVID-19 global pandemic. We want to make sure that small businesses who need the most help have access to recovery efforts to help them stay open, retain or hire back employees and to be on track for a prosperous future,” SBA Regional Administrator Ashley D. Bell said.
SBA is bringing together local elected officials – including Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Jackson, Miss. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, community leaders, celebrity hosts, lenders and business leaders to tell their stories to 100,000 entrepreneurs who need assistance in recovering from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers have opened the call to all entrepreneurs from across the South – with room for more than 100,000 – who represent underserved communities. Those on the call will learn more about resources available to them, such as the Paycheck Protection Program, city based solutions and state-based solutions.
For more information on the City of Montgomery’s COVID-19 response, please visit www.mgmready.com.