Today, the NBA hosted the Ways to Better Finance Black-Owned Businesses Workshop at The Venue at Highlander in North Omaha.
Thank you to Christi Ballard, founder of Status, and DaShawn McGary, founder of Divine Living, for sharing their perspectives as Black business owners and to Ashlei Spivey with U.S. Bank for moderating the panel.
Leslie Andersen, i3 Bank (Bennington); Kathryn Barker, Core Bank (Omaha); Adrian Hernandez, Dundee Bank (Omaha); and Miriam Midzi, FNBO (Omaha) shared bank perspectives on funding small business loans.
Dan Hoffman, Invest Nebraska; Jim Reiff, Nebraska Enterprise Fund; and Malinda Williams, Omaha 100, Inc. discussed small business credit alternatives.
NBA President and CEO Richard Baier said the session is the start of the dialogue and better understanding between banks and Black and Brown business owners.