PPP: What Small Businesses and Non-Profits Need to Know

The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the recently passed CARES Act, authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

What does that mean to you and your business?
While the loan application process officially opened last Friday,
you may still have unanswered questions about the Program and
the best path forward for you and your business.

What’s the difference between EIDL and PPP loans?
If I applied for EIDL, can I still apply for PP?
Are non-profit organizations eligible?
What about sole proprietors?
Which should I do: apply for a PPP loan or file for  unemployment?

If you are a non-profit or a small business with
fewer than 50 employees, please join WBDC on Tuesday
for a panel discussion to address your questions.
Our panelists include BJ Bumactao, Webster Bank;
SBA Assistant District Director Moraima Gutierrez;
Human Resources consultant Robin Imbrogno; and
Holly Richardson, PwC.

WBDC CEO Fran Pastore will moderate the discussion and Q&A.


April 7

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Zoom meeting:
(646) 558-8656
Meeting ID:
620 214 806


DOL Webinar & CARES Act Webinar

Event Invitation #1: 

Webinar: CT Department of Labor Updates and FAQs
April 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Join us for a helpful webinar provided by the CT Department of Labor. Guest speaker Terry Kowalski, Operations Coordinator, will share insights and answer questions regarding unemployment insurance, paid sick leave, SharedWork, and other DOL programs.

Click here to learn more or register.

Event Invitation #2:
Webinar: 5 Things you Need to Know about the CARES Act

April 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Join Kristi Kelly, Theodore Heiser, and Raymond Barilbeault from Suisman Shapiro as we break down the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This presentation will focus on the Payroll Protection Program, unemployment compensation enhancements, interaction between the CARES Act and FFCRA, and individual benefits under the Act. Enjoy your lunch from behind your screen while you learn about this important legislation.

Click here to learn more or register.


Thanks to Melinda Wilson, Assistant Director of Economic Development, SE CT Enterprise Region