By Record-Bee Staff February 18, 2016
Due to its location, the roundtable discussion focused on the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and how SBA disaster loans were used to help small businesses, non-profits and others rebuild after the earthquake. Participants in the roundtable included officials from the SBA, the City and County of Napa, the Napa Valley Community Foundation, the Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center and local small business owners that received SBA disaster loans after the earthquake.
“It was an honor to host SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet at today’s roundtable discussion,” said Thompson. “The SBA has provided over $40 million in assistance since the earthquake to help local business owners repair or replace damages and to help homeowners get back on their feet. The SBA’s disaster loan program is a great example of how the government can help people in times of need.”