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  • June 05, 2021 3:11 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community and certifying body for LGBTQ+-owned businesses nationwide, have launched a historic partnership to support restaurants and workers impacted by COVID-19.

    Throughout the month of June, NGLCC will be the official partner of Grubhub’s Donate the Change, which has raised tens of millions of dollars for organizations in need since launching in late 2019. The partnership will allow Grubhub and Seamless diners to round up their order total and donate the difference, with the company matching eligible donations from Grubhub+ members. All proceeds raised will go directly to NGLCC to support the LGBTQ+ community and LGBTQ+-owned restaurants. 

    Additionally, on June 25, 2021, Grubhub will be hosting their latest edition of Sound Bites, a virtual concert series bringing some of today’s top talent straight to diners’ living rooms. Artists Troye Sivan and Kim Petras will shake the virtual stage, with Grubhub donating $10 for every comment within the livestream (up to $100,000). The proceeds will also go directly to supporting NGLCC and their work within the community.

    To learn more about this collaboration and how to support LGBTQ+-owned restaurants, diners can order takeout at Grubhub.com or Seamless.com (and the respective Grubhub and Seamless apps) and opt-in to Donate the Change throughout the month of June.  Also, feel free to visit the NGLCC’s web site.

  • June 03, 2021 3:02 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Pittsburgh Pride in 2021 is a month long celebration of the LGBTQ Community of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Over 20 events (and more added every day) are planned throughout the month of June hosted by a variety of organizations, businesses, clubs and entertainers. 

    For listings of the various events, check out these web sites:

  • June 02, 2021 2:31 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    3RBA's corporate partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP, announced today an expansion of its services to include a group focused on LGBTQ+ businesses. Attorneys in the LGBTQ+ Business practice group will work with business owners in a wealth of areas to help their businesses succeed.

    “LGBTQ+ business owners often face unique challenges when doing business,” said Ted Walters, co-chair of the group. “The attorneys in our group are members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community and bring the experience, understanding, and authenticity needed to partner with our clients to help them achieve their goals.”

    “We recognized the need for this type of cross-disciplinary group to support LGBTQ+ businesses in all of our markets in Ohio, Florida, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.,” said co-chair and 3RBA President, Ron Hicks. “Regardless of location, industry, stage of business, or corporate structure, we will work with LGBTQ+ business owners to enable a path that avoids challenges, minimizes risk, and leverages opportunity.”

    More information on Porter Wright's new LGBTQ+ Business Practice may be found on the firm’s website.

  • May 11, 2021 5:00 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance is proud to announce the City of Pittsburgh enacted legislation to include NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers in the City's contracting and procurement programs.  For LGBTQ+ citizens of Pittsburgh, this inclusive policy provides fair and equal access to contracting opportunities and economic development programs that drive innovation, create jobs, and promote economic growth throughout the region.  For the NGLCC's full press release, click here.

  • May 11, 2021 10:34 AM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    This morning, Three Rivers Business Alliance's President urged Pittsburgh City Council to support the passage of Bill 2021-1416 which is an ordinance that will amend the City's procurement programs to include certified LGBTQ+ in its procurement programs.  Here is a copy of its President's public statement:

    Members of Council, my name is Ron Hicks.  I am a law partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, and an out and proud member of the Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ community.  My pronouns are he, him, and his. 

    In 2017, with the encouragement of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, commonly known as the NGLCC, I and several other LGBTQ+ business owners and professionals in the Pittsburgh area formed Three Rivers Business Alliance.  3RBA is the first-ever Chamber of Commerce for LGBTQ+ businesses and their allies operating in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region.  I proudly serve as President of 3RBA and its 501(c)(3) foundation. 

    As a member-based organization, 3RBA’s mission is to “Advance Diversity, Inclusion, & Growth.”  3RBA accomplishes this mission, in part, by expanding the economic interests of LGBTQ+ businesses and their allies.  3RBA is supported by several corporations located in the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny region, including PNC Bank, UPMC, Duquesne Light, and Giant Eagle, to name a few. 

    Bill No. 2021-1416 gives Pittsburgh the opportunity to join the growing number of metropolitan areas which include NGLCC-certified LGBTQ+ businesses among their pool of certified companies that have equitable access to contracting and procurement opportunities.  There are over 1,200 NGLCC-certified LGBTQ+ businesses in the United States, with 68 of them located in Pennsylvania.  Locally, these NGLCC-certified businesses include:

    • An architectural acoustics and environmental noise control company based in East Liberty;
    • A business consulting firm in the Lawrenceville;
    • A recruiting and human resource outsourcing company in Mount Lebanon;
    • A psychotherapy and employee assistance programming company in West View;
    • A website development company in the South Side;
    • A concrete manufacturer representative company in Aspinwall;
    • A custom and stock packaging company in O’Hara Township; and
    • A computer programming and project management company in Robinson Township.
    On behalf of 3RBA and its members, I thank Councilpersons Strassburger, Krauss, and O’Connor for their sponsorship and introduction of this historic legislation.  For LGBTQ+ citizens, this inclusive initiative provides fair and equal access to contracting opportunities and economic development programs that drive innovation, create jobs, and promote economic growth throughout Pittsburgh and the Greater Allegheny region.  For Pittsburgh, inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in its supplier diversity programs will move the city closer to its goal of becoming a competitive 21st Century city that will benefit from the tremendous expertise, skills, talents, and ideas the LGBTQ+ community has to offer. 

    I ask City Council to support the passage of this bill.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Following Hicks' comments and favorable comments by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously voted in favor of the legislation.  Later that day, the Mayor signed the legislation into law.


  • April 27, 2021 9:36 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Pittsburgh Councilpersons Erika Strassburger and Bruce Kraus introduced legislation allowing LGBTQ+ businesses to register with the City of Pittsburgh’s procurement platform. This will allow NGLCC-certified LGBTQ+ businesses to gain access to the full suite of business development and trainings that the City offers Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE’s).

    “It has been my honor to work with the Three Rivers Business Alliance [(3RBA)], the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce [(NGLCC)], the Mayor’s office as well as many other City departments and Commissions to put pen to paper and allow LGBTQIA+ business owners to more easily participate and do work with the City,” said Councilperson Strassburger. “This bill represents one more step in our march toward equity here in Pittsburgh. I’m hopeful this will help expand and grow our city's LGBTQIA+ businesses that are already making a positive impact here.” 

    “I am delighted to sponsor this much-needed legislation that Councilmember Strassburger has introduced,” said Councilman Bruce Kraus. In Pittsburgh, our pride as a city is based in unity. This legislation brings us closer to creating a City that is welcoming for all, with a more unified vision for the future that we want to build.” 

    City code already recognizes Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses as part of its DBE program. Once passed, today's legislation will amend the City of Pittsburgh’s Code to include NGLCC-certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) as a DBE. 

    Both the NGLCC and 3RBA expressed their gratitude for the introduction of this legislation.  “Thanks to the leadership of Pittsburgh City Councilperson Erika Strassburger and of our local affiliate chamber, the Three Rivers Business Alliance, LGBT entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh region will now have the opportunity to create jobs and develop innovations that benefit all who live there. Pittsburgh has a legacy of leadership in promoting inclusivity throughout the many industries that power its economy. Now Governor Wolf’s historic 2016 Executive Order including LGBT Business Enterprises throughout Pennsylvania will take root and grow in the city economies across the Commonwealth.  This victory for inclusivity has once again proved our core values that ‘diversity is good for business’ and that ‘if you can buy it, a certified LGBT-owned business can supply it.’ We are excited to see LGBTBEs in every field, from construction to catering and everything in between, help grow the economy of Pittsburgh and beyond,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson and CEO Chance Mitchell. 

    “Three Rivers Business Alliance thanks Pittsburgh City Councilpersons Erika Strassburger, Bruce Kraus, and the rest of the members of the Pittsburgh City Council for the opportunity they have created for LGBT business owners and professionals in the Pittsburgh region.  With this legislation, Pittsburgh joins the growing number of metropolitan areas which include NGLCC-certified LGBT Business Enterprises among the City’s pool of certified companies to ensure they have equitable access to contracting and procurement opportunities throughout the City.  For LGBT citizens, this inclusive initiative provides fair and equal access to contracting opportunities and economic development programs that drive innovation, create jobs, and promote economic growth throughout the Greater Allegheny region. We are glad to be a part of this historic legislation, and we look forward to working with other municipal authorities and private companies to diversify their supplier networks,” said 3RBA’s President Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.  

    City Council will vote on the legislation at its upcoming May 5, 2021 Standing Committee meeting.  

     
  • April 23, 2021 6:31 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA), the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Oliver as its first Executive Director.  Launched in 2018, 3RBA and its foundation serve to promote networking and business development within the LGBTQ+ and allied business community operating in the Pittsburgh and Greater Allegheny region.  Also, as an affiliated chamber of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), 3RBA serves as a point of connection for LGBTQ+ and allied business owners and professionals, corporations, nonprofits, and civic leaders.

    “I am looking forward to joining 3RBA,” said Oliver, “to build upon and continue the Chamber’s work that is so vital to lifting the region’s LGBTQ+ business community.  I look forward to working with the Chamber’s board, volunteers, and staff to grow the organization and promote the interests and success of our members.  I encourage every business and leader in the region to join us and take advantage of the opportunities to grow your network and participate in collective learning.”

    Cynthia brings over 20 years of extensive business experience to 3RBA.  Most recently, she served as a Business Consultant at the Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University and Executive Director of the East Liberty Chamber of Commerce. 

    The selection of Ms. Oliver caps an extensive search facilitated by the chamber’s board.  “Cynthia has an energetic leadership style combined with significant experience in both the profit and non-profit world, as well as direct experience as a chamber of commerce executive. This makes her uniquely qualified to serve as our first executive director and lead the 3RBA team,” stated Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP and President of 3RBA and its foundation.  “Ms. Oliver offers tremendous skill, insights and value to our members looking to start, grow, and build their businesses,” he added.

    In addition to being a small business owner herself, Ms. Oliver has over 20 years’ experience serving as a major gift officer and CEO of several local nonprofits.  She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, holding a master’s degree in public affairs and a bachelor’s degree in public relations.  Cindi and her husband John are parents to 7 grown children and reside in the City of Pittsburgh.  She serves on the board of Dress for Success and the Eberly College of Business at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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    About Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA)

    Launched in 2018, 3RBA serves to promote networking and business development within the LGBTQ + and allied business community operating in the Pittsburgh and Greater Allegheny region.  Together with its foundation, 3RBA is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBTQ+ owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, business development and growth, diversity, leadership, and partnerships throughout its region.  Also, as an NGLCC affiliated chamber, 3RBA serves as a point of connection for LGBTQ+ and allied business owners and professionals, corporations, nonprofits, and civic leaders.  Learn more about 3RBA at www.3rba.com.


  • April 21, 2021 6:18 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA) is proud to announce Luttner Financial Group has renewed its sponsorship for 3RBA.  

    Luttner Financial Group is a Lifetime Financial Growth company that centers on its clients’ vision for their future to create a lasting impact on their wealth potential. Uniquely positioned to offer its clients access to one of the most comprehensive financial product platforms available today, Luttner Financial Group envisions and enhances its clients’ goals by designing a customized strategy and creating a life map to achieve and protect their wealth.

    “3RBA is delighted that Luttner Financial Group has renewed its sponsorship of 3RBA,” said Ronald L. Hicks, Jr., a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP and President of 3RBA and its foundation.  He added: “LFG is committed to fostering a diverse environment in all aspects of its work and culture and believes that its ability to retain and serve its clients and their diverse needs is enhanced by supporting organizations like 3RBA.  We appreciate its sponsorship, and we look forward to working with LFG and our other corporate partners to improve the Pittsburgh/Greater Allegheny business community for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and their allies.” 

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    About Three Rivers Business Alliance (3RBA)

    Launched in early 2018, 3RBA serves to promote networking and business development within the LGBTQ+ and allied business community operating in the Pittsburgh and Greater Allegheny region.  Together with its foundation, 3RBA is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBTQ+ owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, business development and growth, diversity, leadership, and partnerships throughout its region.  Also, as an NGLCC affiliated chamber, 3RBA serves as a point of connection for LGBTQ+ and allied business owners and professionals, corporations, nonprofits, and civic leaders. Learn more about 3RBA at www.3rba.com.


  • April 08, 2021 2:04 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    TO ALL 3RBA MEMBERS:

    Pursuant to Section 9.10 of 3RBA's Bylaws, notice is hereby given that in connection with its March 25, 2021 meeting with which a quorum was present, 3RBA's Board of Directors unanimously voted to delete Section 9.6 of the Bylaws and replace it with the text set forth below in this notice.  Further, this amendment shall become effective within twenty-one (21) days of the date of this notice unless a petition is filed with 3RBA's Secretary signed by at least twenty percent (20%) of members in good standing requesting a vote of the membership on the subject amendment(s), or particular portion(s) thereof.  

    The proposed amended Section 9.6 is as follows:

    Section 9.6 Conflicts of Interest

    (a)  Identification.  An actual or potential conflict of interest arises when any of the following circumstances exists or is threatened:

    (1) a proposed transaction or arrangement under consideration by the Board, or any ongoing business relationship, involves a Contracting Entity with respect to which there is an Interested Director or Interested Officer;

    (2) an opportunity within the scope of activities of the Corporation could be exploited by a Director or officer, a Director or officer’s Family Member, or a Contracting Entity with respect to which there is an Interested Director or Interested Officer; or

    (3) a proposed transaction or compensation arrangement involves a Disqualified Person.

    (b) Procedure for Determining Whether a Conflict Exists.

    (1) Disclosure Statements.  Each Director and officer shall complete an annual Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement, describing any interest of the Director or officer. It is his or her duty to make a full, frank and fair disclosure of the circumstances giving rise to an actual or potential conflict of interest. Each Director and officer is also obligated to file a supplementary Disclosure Statement if, during the year, there is any change in circumstances that alters or makes Incomplete the information provided in the original Disclosure Statement. It shall be the responsibility of the President to review each of the Disclosure Statements and bring any perceived conflicts of interest to the attention of the Board of Directors.  Attached at the end of this document is a sample Disclosure Statement.

    (2) Additional Disclosure.  If, during the course of a meeting of the Board of Directors, a Director or officer present at the meeting is aware that he or she has or may have an actual or a potential conflict of interest in a matter under discussion, the Director or officer shall immediately disclose the material facts about his or her interest in the matter to the Board of Directors. If, during the course of a meeting, the President, any Director or any officer present at the meeting believes that another Director or officer has or may have an actual or potential conflict of interest in a matter under discussion, such person shall immediately make such concern known to the Board of Directors.

    (3) Analysis of Conflict Issue.  The determination of whether there is a conflict of interest in any particular circumstances shall be made by the Board of Directors. The review shall be subject to the following process:

    (i) Questioning of the Involved Director or Officer. It is the involved Director’s or involved officer’s duty to respond fully and frankly to any questions from the President or Directors relating to the actual or potential conflict of interest.

    (ii) Exclusion of the Involved Director or Officer. The involved Director or involved officer shall leave the Board meeting while the question of whether a conflict exists is discussed and voted upon.

    (4) Disqualified Persons. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any proposed transaction or compensation arrangement with a Disqualified Person shall be deemed to present a conflict of interest and shall be dealt with in accordance with the procedures set forth in subsection (d), below.

    (c) Procedure after Determining the Existence of a Conflict.

    (1) Appointment of Disinterested Individual or Committee to Investigate.  In the event the Board of Directors concludes that a conflict exists, the President or a majority of the disinterested Directors present may appoint a disinterested person or committee to investigate alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement which presents the conflict.

    (2) Board Action.  The Board of Directors may approve the transaction or arrangement which is the subject matter of the conflict by an affirmative vote of a majority of the disinterested Directors present, provided that it has determined (i) that the transaction or arrangement is in the Corporation’s best interest and for its own benefit; (ii) that it is fair and reasonable to the Corporation; and (iii) after exercising due diligence, that the Corporation could not obtain a more advantageous transaction or arrangement with reasonable efforts under the circumstances. Approval of transactions involving Disqualified Persons shall be by a committee on which the affected Disqualified Person does not serve. In addition, with respect to any proposed transaction or compensation arrangement with a Disqualified Person, the Committee and disinterested Directors shall have obtained and relied upon appropriate comparability data in making their determination. Any involved Director or involved officer or any Disqualified Person shall leave the Board meeting while the substantive issue which is the subject of the conflict is discussed and shall not vote on said substantive matter.  Solely for purposes of this Section, the term “disinterested Director” shall mean a Director who is unrelated to and not under the control of the Director, officer or Disqualified Person, as the case may be.

    (d) Minutes.  The minutes of the Board meetings and Board committee meetings shall reflect (i) the names of the persons who disclosed any interests; (ii) the determination as to whether an actual or potential conflict of interest exists; (iii) the names of the persons who were present for discussions and votes relating to the transaction or arrangement; (iv) the content of the discussions, including any alternatives to the proposed transaction or arrangement and, with respect to a transaction or compensation arrangement with a Disqualified Person, the basis for the determination of the Board, including any comparability data; (v) the voting record, including any abstention from voting; and (vi) any action to be taken.

    (e) Recordkeeping.  In addition to the annual Disclosure Statements, each Director and officer annually shall sign a statement that the person (i) received a copy of the conflict of interest policy: (ii) has read and understands the policy; (iii) agrees to comply with the policy; (iv) understands that the policy applies to all committees of the Board; and (v) understands that the Corporation is a Code Section 501(c)(6) organization and that in order to maintain its tax exempt status, it must continuously engage primarily in activities which accomplish one or more of its tax-exempt purposes.

    (f)        Periodic Review. The Board of Directors shall at least biannually conduct a review of the Corporation’s activities to ensure that the Corporation is operating in a manner consistent with its charitable purposes and that its operations do not result in private inurement or impermissible benefit to private interests.

    (g) Violation of Policy.  Any Director, officer or Disqualified Person who violates the Corporation’s conflict of interest policy, irrespective of whether he or she is doing so to protect the Corporation’s best interests, shall be subject to disciplinary action by the President or the Board of Directors, up to and including termination of employment, if applicable, or removal from the Board or a committee thereof.

    (h)  Definitions. The following words and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:

    (1)  Contracting Entity.  Pay entity engaged in a transaction or arrangement with the Corporation.

    (2) Disqualified Person.  An individual who qualifies as a Disqualified Person as that term is defined in Section 4958(f)(1) of the Code. As a general principle, Disqualified Persons are persons who have (or at any time during the preceding 5-year period had) substantial influence over the Corporation and the Family Members of such individuals. Disqualified Persons also include organizations (corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates) which are controlled by persons who have or have had substantial influence over the Corporation.  Control is established when the influential individual owns 35% or more of the organization.  By way of illustration, a Disqualified Person is presumed to include (i) each voting Director; (ii) each officer of the Corporation with primary authority to initiate executive decisions and who is responsible directly to the Board; (iii) the five highest compensated non-clerical employees of the Corporation and the five highest annual recipients of consideration, provided, in each case, that the remuneration received from the Corporation and/or its affiliates is greater than $25,000 annually; and (iv) substantial contributors to the Corporation.

    (3) Family Member. A spouse, sibling (whether by whole or half-blood), lineal ancestors (parents, grandparents, great grandparents, etc.), lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, great grandchild, etc.) and the spouse of any sibling (whether by whole or half-blood) or lineal ancestor or descendant.

    (4) Financial Interest. Directly or indirectly, through business, investment or a Family Member:

    (i)  An ownership or investment interest in any Contracting Entity;

    (ii)  A compensation arrangement with the Corporation, with any Contracting Entity or with any individual with whom the Corporation has a transaction or arrangement; or

    (iii) An ownership or investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with, or with any entity or individual with which the Corporation is negotiating a transaction or arrangement.

    The term “compensation” includes direct and indirect remuneration and substantial gifts and favors. In the event the Director or officer is not certain if a particular gift or favor is substantial, disclosure should be made. A Director or officer who has a Financial Interest in any affiliate of the Corporation shall be deemed to have a Financial Interest with respect to the Corporation as well.

    (5)  Interested Director/Interested Officer.  A Director or officer who has a Financial Interest or who serves or whose Family Member serves without compensation as a director, trustee or officer of a Contracting Entity.

    Exhibit B

    C O N F I D E N T I A L

    THREE RIVERS BUSINESS ALLIANCE (the “Corporation”)

    CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

    Name:                                                                     

    • I.                         Employment
    • 1.                  Current Employer:                                                                                       
    • 2.                  Position:                                                                                                        
    • 3.                  To the best of your knowledge, does your employer offer any service (e.g., medical, legal, accounting) or product to, or do business with, the Corporation?

    Yes                                                        No                              

    • 4.                  If yes, what is the service/product and what is the estimated annual dollar volume of such business?
    •                                                                                                                                    
    •                                                                                                                                    
    • II.                       DIRECT AFFILIATIONS

    If you (a) have an ownership or investment interest in or compensation arrangement with; or (b) are an uncompensated director, trustee or officer of any entity that provides services or products for the Corporation or contracts with the Corporation, please complete page 2.

    • III.                    INDIRECT AFFILIATIONS

    If any Family Member (a) has an ownership or investment interest in or compensation arrangement with; or (b) serves as an uncompensated director, trustee or officer of, any entity that provides services or products to the Corporation, contracts with the Corporation or competes with it, please complete page 3.

    DIRECT AFFILIATIONS

    (a) Name of Entity

    (a) Name of Entity

    (b) How long have you been associated with this entity?

    (b) How long have you been associated with this entity?

    (c) What is the nature of your relationship with the entity? (include ownership interests through a business and investment interests, including debt and equity interests)

    (c) What is the nature of your relationship with the entity? (include ownership interests through a business and investment interests, including debt and equity interests)

    (d) Have you served as an officer, director, or trustee of this entity? 

          If yes, when and what position?

    (d) Have you served as an officer, director, or trustee of this entity? 

          If yes, when and what position?

    (e) In what capacity will you be serving for the next 12 months?

    (e) In what capacity will you be serving for the next 12 months?

    (f)  What is the annual dollar volume, if any, between the Corporation (and its affiliates) and this entity?

    (f)  What is the annual dollar volume, if any, between the Corporation (and its affiliates) and this entity?


    INDIRECT AFFILIATIONS

    (a) Name of Entity

    (a) Name of Entity

    (b) Name of family member associated with this entity:

    (b) Name of family member associated with this entity:

    (c) How long has this family member been associated with this entity?

    (c) How long has this family member been associated with this entity?

    (d) What is the nature of your family member’s relationship with the entity? (include ownership interests through a business and investment interests, including debt and equity interests)

    (d) What is the nature of your family member’s relationship with the entity? (include ownership interests through a business and investment interests, including debt and equity interests)

    (e) Has your family member served as an officer, director, or trustee of this entity? 

          If yes, when and what position?

    (e) Has your family member served as an officer, director, or trustee of this entity? 

          If yes, when and what position?

    (f)  In what capacity will your family member be serving for the next 12 months?

    (f)  In what capacity will your family member be serving for the next 12 months?

    (g) What is the annual dollar volume, if any, between the Corporation (and its affiliates) and this entity?


    (g) What is the annual dollar volume, if any, between the Corporation (and its affiliates) and this entity?





  • February 25, 2021 5:03 PM | Ronald Hicks (Administrator)

    Yesterday, the NGLCC announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to businesses with 20 or less employees and sole proprietors from Wednesday, February 24 through Wednesday, March 10, 2021.  The PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.  The SBA has also announced additional program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable.

    Steps to follow, via the Small Business Administration:

    1. Find a lender:

    a. Get matched with a lender

    b. Search for lenders in your area

    2. Identify a loan:

    a. First Draw PPP Loans: If you have not received a PPP loan before, First Draw PPP Loans are available to you.

    b. Second Draw PPP Loans: If you have previously received a PPP loan, certain businesses are eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

    Reminder: the SBA also offers additional Coronavirus relief.

    Note: SBA relief loans/grants are contingent upon requirements being met that are unique to each business/industry.  NGLCC is an information resource sharing partner of the SBA, but neither the NGLCC nor 3RBA provide direct support with applications.

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