U.S. Small Business Administration

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Today:   "Regionally Speaking's" Reporters' Roundtable includes "Post-Tribune" reporter Amy Lavalley's conversation with "Off Mic" host Michael Puente, on her story on Hammond resident and conservative influencer Kash Lee Kelly's arrest following the U.S. Capitol building assault earlier this month.  "Times" business reporter Joseph Pete also talks about his recent stories in print and online.  And Indiana Youth Instiute president-CEO Tami Silverman talks about her latest column, written and released in observance of Mentor Month. She speaks in particular about the I.Y.I. initiative MENTOR Indiana.

NFIB

“Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte has a conversation with Barbara Quandt a NFIB State Director in Indiana about how small businesses in NWI as well as around the state are doing in seeking federal assistance to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

US Small Business Association

“Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte has a conversation with Barbara Quandt a NFIB State Director in Indiana about small businesses still urgently awaiting financial assistance via the Paycheck Protection Program. Jason Smith, the owner of Car Care in Merrillville joins in the discussion to offer insight how the application process has been both stressful as well as frustrating.  

engagingnwibusinesswomen.org

Today:  We learn more about "InnovateHERS," a nationwide cash-prize competition by the U.S. Small Business Administration that encourages businesswomen to offer their ideas for innovative products and services that fill a need in the marketplace and have commercial potential.  Valparaiso attorney Angela Cossen is a member of the regional "InnovateHERS" committee that is asking for nominations to consider this summer here n northwest Indiana. 

The winner of the regional competition will then go on to the semifinal round.