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Lending Panel: Practical Strategies to Get Access to Funding

Get answers to critical questions you need to get access to low-cost funding with the flexibility to grow your business. We’ve brought together some of the leading business lenders so you can find out how to:

  • Improve your chances of getting a loan.

  • Prepare your financials for better rates and terms without the hassle.

  • Separate personal credit from business credit – so your savings, home, and cars aren’t at risk.

  • Leverage small business lending and incentive options that most entrepreneurs don’t know exist.

  • Negotiate better terms and conditions that are best for you and your business.


Sameer Rao (moderator), Editor,

Diana Lynn Emmanuel, Small Business Manager, MECU

Kevin Wiley, Branch Leader/Vice President, Truist

Lee Tillery II, Commercial Lending / Business Relationship Officer, SECU

11:00 – 11:25 am


Sameer Rao, Moderator

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Diana Lynn Emmanuel

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Kevin Wiley

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Lee Tillery

11:25 – 11:35 am BREAK

Alternative Funding Options: How to Get Access to Capital from Non-Traditional Lenders

Even if you don’t do business with traditional lenders, it’s worth considering alternative lending options to get access to much-needed funding. Discover whether alternative funding options and micro-loans may be right for you and your business in this eye-opening session. Get answers to critical questions including:

  1. What alternative funding options are available for business owners – even start-ups?

  2. How do alternative funding options differ from traditional bank loans?

  3. What are the eligibility criteria?

  4. How do the rates and terms differ from traditional loans?

  5. Are there alternative funding options that do not require collateral?


Patricia Marshall (moderator), Small Business Advisor, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Clarence Campbell, EVP of Sales, Lendistry

Watchen Harris Bruce, President & CEO, Baltimore Community Lending

Sponsored by: 

11:00 – noon

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Patricia Marshall (moderator)

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