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Empowering Employee Owned Businesses and Cooperatives Through Access to Capital

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 10:00 AM
The Committee on Small Business will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “Empowering Employee Owned Businesses and Cooperatives Through Access to Capital.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via Zoom.

The hearing will educate Members on the challenges faced by employee-owned businesses in the post-COVID-19 economy, especially in accessing affordable capital. The hearing will also provide Members with a history of the Small Business Committee’s legislative efforts to improve access to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan guarantee program for employee-owned firms.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 


Mr. R.L. Condra
Senior Vice President
National Cooperative Bank
Arlington, VA

Ms. Tatia Cooper
Home Care Associates
Philadelphia, PA

Mr. Gary Shorman
Chairman and Chief Development Officer
Eagle Communications
Hays, KS

Ms. Alice Frazier
President and Chief Executive Officer 
Bank of Charles Town
Charles Town, WV
*Testifying on behalf of the Independent Community Bankers of America
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