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MEDIA ADVISORY: Small Business Majority to Debut New Lending Platform for Chicagoland Entrepreneurs

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Small Business Majority will unveil a new lending option Oct. 30 at a Chicago small business; Chicago City Treasurer Kurt A. Summers, Jr. and small business owners will discuss why underserved communities need greater access to easy and trustworthy business lending options


What: Small Business Majority will hold a kickoff event at a local small business to launch a free online lending tool for Chicagoland entrepreneurs in collaboration with Fundera, local lending institutions and small business assistance providers. The new tool will offer one, easy application connecting small businesses to local nonprofit lenders and business assistance centers across the city.

Who: Small Business Majority will host the announcement at Ain’t She Sweet Café, featuring partners and demonstrations of technology. Available spokespeople include:

  • Kurt A. Summers, Jr., Treasurer, City of Chicago

  • John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO, Small Business Majority

  • Lindsay Mueller, Midwest Outreach Director, Small Business Majority

  • Brayden McCarthy, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Fundera

  • Margo Strotter, Owner, Ain’t She Sweet Café

  • Brad McConnell, CEO, Accion Chicago

  • Additional Chicagoland small business owners familiar with the tool

When: Monday, Oct. 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CDT. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Ain’t She Sweet Café: 9920 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60643

TO ATTEND THE EVENT OR REQUEST AN INTERVIEW: Contact Simon Brown, Media Relations Manager for Small Business Majority: (312) 448-8291 or [email protected].


About Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority was founded and is run by small business owners to ensure America’s entrepreneurs are a key part of an inclusive, equitable and diverse economy. We actively engage our network of more than 55,000 small business owners in support of public policy solutions and deliver information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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