NMSDC COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall: How the Federal Relief Initiative Works for Minority Business

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How the Federal Relief Initiative Works for Minority Business

What is the COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Package?
Friday, April 3, 2020
11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

Limited to the first 500 participants.
The livestream link will be available here 90-minutes prior to the session start.


Listen to the audio replay.

To confront the biggest question that we are all facing today – how does minority business survive and even thrive during the COVID-19 crisis? – NMSDC invites you to join us for a very special live Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 3, about the CARES Act and what this federal stimulus package can do for minority business.

Senator Tim Scott, involved in crafting the largest stimulus package in American history, will be joining us for Friday’s essential conversation. He will provide specific details of the package and answer your questions about what it is designed to achieve.

Get first-hand information about:
  • The key elements of the package
  • Who and what qualifies for emergency coverage
  • The scale and scope of the coverage
  • The parameters and limits of the coverage
  • The application process
  • When you might expect to receive assistance
This Town Hall is the place to cut to the chase at a critical moment, and will provide the opportunity to ask critical questions and hear the answers. Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), corporate members and NMSDC affiliate presidents are urged to participate in this vital conversation about our current business environment, and how it impacts the future of NMSDC and minority supplier development.
Join us in virtual room from 11 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, April 3, to be a part of this urgent discussion.

Adrienne Trimble, President and CEO, The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Adrienne Trimble
President and CEO
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.

Adrienne Trimble is the President and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). She is a known thought leader for advancing corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Prior to her role with NMSDC, Ms. Trimble was General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Motor North America, responsible for leading and executing diversity & inclusion strategies across Toyota’s North American operations.

Read Adrienne’s full bio here.

Senator Tim Scott
Senator Tim Scott
Senator for South Carolina
United States Senate

Senator Scott has served the great state of South Carolina in the U.S. Senate since 2013, and brings with him a mission to positively affect the lives of a billion people with the message of hope and opportunity.

Read Tim’s full bio here.

Chris Pilkerton, White House Policy Advisor and former Acting Administrator, US Small Business Administration
Chris Pilkerton
White House Policy Advisor
and former Acting Administrator
US Small Business Administration

Chris Pilkerton serves as a White House Policy Advisor and former Acting Administrator of the US Small Business Administration. He is also the current Executive Director of the White House Opportunity Now initiative, a government-wide program which supports economic empowerment for underserved communities.

Read Chris’s full bio here.

Henry Childs, National Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
Henry Childs II
National Director
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Mr. Henry Childs II was appointed as the National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) on September 4, 2018. Director Childs is the 17th National Director of the agency. In his role, Director Childs has been laser-focused on getting minority-owned businesses to size and scale.

Read Henry’s full bio here.

Meet You in the Virtual Room!

A live stream will also be available on YouTube