LakewoodAlive will host a free webinar presentation – entitled Ask A Banker: Small Business Resources during COVID-19 – on Thursday, April 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. featuring an esteemed panel of local banking professionals from three financial institutions discussing the variety of resources at their disposal to support small businesses during this challenging time.

Members of Lakewood’s small business community are invited to participate by registering here.  Space for attending this webinar is limited, and community members are urged to register ahead of time to participate.  A recording of this presentation will be shared at a later date.

Panelists for this webinar include:

Citizens Bank

·         Maher Almzaian, SVP Business Banking Market Manager

·         Ndeda Letson, VP Market Manager, Midwest, Community Development

Fifth Third Bank

·         Patricia Ramsey, VP Community Economic Development

First Federal Lakewood

·         Tom Fraser, CEO, First Mutual Holding Company

Each panelist will offer insight into their respective institution’s current resource offerings, as well as programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration, that are designed to assist small businesses during this uncertain time.

Webinar participants will be able to ask questions. This presentation should allow small businesses to have quick access to their local banks to help find answers and solutions to crisis-related issues they are facing.

Ask A Banker: Small Business Resources during COVID-19 marks the latest in LakewoodAlive’s ongoing efforts – in partnership with the City of Lakewood and Lakewood Chamber of Commerce – to assist Lakewood’s small business community during this uncertain time.  To learn more, please visit our webpage (LakewoodAlive.org/COVID19) devoted to compiling resources for assisting Lakewood small businesses during this crisis.