SBA Offers Webinar on Loan Programs for Native American Community Lenders

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Release Number: 
MA13-02 So. FL
Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Advisory Number: 
MA13-02 So. FL
Cecelia Taylor (202) 401-3059

WASHINGTON – Community lenders that want to increase their lending to small businesses in Native American communities are invited to attend a U.S. Small Business Administration webinar Jan. 23 on programs geared toward providing financing and technical assistance ideal for traditionally underserved communities. The webinar will focus on using SBA’s Microloan and Community Advantage Pilot Loan programs and how community lenders with a Native American Community focus can use these programs to achieve their missions. 

“SBA’s Microloan and Community Advantage Pilot Loan programs are aimed at helping entrepreneurs and underserved communities gain access to capital,” said SBA South Florida District Director Francisco “Pancho” Marrero.  “South Florida has been home to Native American tribes for centuries. The most well-known tribes are the Seminole (found throughout Southern Florida) and the Miccosukkee (concentrated in the Everglades).  This is a great resource tailored for their communities, to learn more about our lending options.” 

WHAT:          A webinar on SBA’s Community Advantage Pilot Loan and Microloan programs, geared toward nonprofit financial intermediaries that want to learn more about how to employ these programs to provide financing and technical assistance to small businesses in Native American communities. Participants should note that the webinar is only open to lenders.

WHEN:          January 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)

WHO:             SBA Office of Economic Opportunity

                      SBA Office of Native American Affairs

HOW:             Conference Call-in Instructions:

1.  Dial the AT&T Connect Teleconference Toll-Free Number – 1-888-858-2144

2.  Enter the AT&T Access Code – 5962990 (press the # key)

Web Conference Login Instructions:

1.  Login at

2.  Enter “Meeting Number” 1-888-858-2144

3.  Enter “Access Code” 5962990

4.  Enter “Email Address, First and Last name”

5.  Click Submit

6.  Click Participant

7.  Click Participant Application (Recommended)

8.  Click “Enter” Event

9.  Click Dial-In/Already Connected by Phone

(Close the Telephone Connection Instructions pop-up box)

System Requirements:

To set up the AT&T Connect Participant application, a user's PC must run either Windows 2000, Windows XP (SP1, SP2, SP3 are supported), or Vista with either Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) supported.  AT&T Connect does support the Mozilla or Firefox browser.

Note:  The phone number is the “meeting number” when logging in to

                        A separate telephone line is needed for the conference call-in portion.

For assistance with AT&T Connect Web Conference Service, contact AT&T Connect Customer Care at 1-888-796-6118.


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