We are all aware of the financial insecurities brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our local state government and the federal government have been instituting different types of plans and programs to help us both in our businesses and personally. Some of these plans target specific audiences; while some are available to all. What they have in common is a confusing set of rules and small print, and sometimes, the application is confusing in and of itself.
Our panel, led by Jane Sawyer with the SBA and PWN Members Tricia Drago and Michael Cobb will attempt to eliminate the confusion, educate you on which programs are available, and answer your questions.
Jane Sawyer joined the SBA Hawaii district Office in 1993 as Assistant Director for Business, development. Since 2009, she has served as the District Director. She oversees all activities of the Small Business Ad-ministration, from loans and lending relations with financial institutions to small business training and counseling assistance. Jane manages a team of ten loan and business specialists, here and in Guam. A Hawaii resident since 1983, she is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and currently lives in Kailua.
Michael Cobb is a Certified Financial Planner specializing in working with business owners, estate and retirement planning, and individuals go-ing through divorce. Michael has been with Prudential Financial for 21 years. Previously he served as a business banking officer with the Bank of Hawaii. He holds a degree in International Finance.
Tricia Drago will cover the topic of PPP accounting and the forgiveness application. Tricia is a certified expert in QuickBooks, a general ledger expert, and an experienced tax accountant. She heads up Banyan Ac-counting in Kailua. Tricia holds a Master of Science degree in Account-ing and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. In addition to be-ing the treasurer of PWN, she is also a member of The Kailua Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. Originally from San Fran-cisco, she and her husband reside in Kailua.
This will be the first PWN Zoom get-together where guests are invited. However, because time is limited, guests will not be permitted to ask questions.
Please RSVP for you and your guest. Once you RSVP (email your RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org), you will receive the link and password to join this PWN Zoom Lunchbreak. The meeting begins at noon and ends at 1:30 p.m.