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Last Updated: May 4, 2021

FDIC Hosts Forum to Discuss Small Business Capital Needs in Billings MT

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is hosting a virtual small business forum to engage financial institutions and community-based organizations, raise awareness of current challenges, and support the greater availability of working capital and other patient loans for those impacted by the pandemic.   Montana businesses are seasonal and make most of their revenues off winter.  However, during the COVID shutdown, about 30% of small businesses struggled and closed down their business.   The forum will support the creation/expansion of lending products to help small businesses in Billings, MT.


  • Brent E. Donnelly, District Director, Montana, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Lorene Hintz, BSTF Program Manager, Billings Small Business Development Center-Big Sky Economic Development
  • Suzi Berget-White, Director of Business Development, Montana Women’s Business Center
  • Mehmet Casey, Development Director, Downtown Business Alliance
  • Dave Glaser, President, MoFi
  • Ann Munroe, President, Capital Matrix, Inc.
  • Tim Guardipee, Program Manager, Native American Development Corporation (NADC)


Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT


Webinar, registration information below.

Who should attend:

Financial Institutions, CDFIs, Non-profit Organizations, other Community-based Organizations, State and Local Government, and other stakeholders interested in learning about current challenges accessing capital for small businesses and create additional working capital and other patient loans to assist small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Registration Information:

Registration is now closed.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the event, please email Cathy Choe at

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