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05-21-20 Virtual Forum

On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:00 P.M., the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development will hold a virtual forum. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many small businesses have attempted to keep workers employed and maximize their chance of long-term survival by filing claims under their business interruption insurance policies. However, too many policyholders currently believe they are being unfairly penalized by not having losses covered, despite taking the prudent step of purchasing business interruption insurance in the first place. This forum will give Members of the Committee the ability to hear from policyholders and interested stakeholders about this important issue impacting small businesses. This virtual forum will take place via WebEx, information to be provided separately.

To watch the livestream of the forum, please click here

Forum Announcement 

Panelist List 

Mr. Chris Morrow

Northshire Bookstore
Manchester Center, VT & Saratoga Springs, NY

Mr. Francisco Schlotterbeck

Maya Cinemas
Pasadena, CA

Mr. Mark Shaker
Stanley Marketplace
Aurora, CO

Mr. John W. Houghtaling, II
Managing Partner
Gauthier Murphy & Houghtaling LLC
Metairie, LA
*Participating on behalf of the Business Interruption Group

Mr. Sean Kevelighan
President and CEO
Insurance Information Institute
New York, NY
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