There are several changes in the PPP since our last SBA webinar and several deadlines are approaching. With new rules this is a chance for our members to get clarity from the agency who is writing the rules themselves. This is an opportunity to learn more about this and other programs they offer.

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Our guests will include:

Steve Burke, the western regional manager for the Washington Small Business Centers. He has been with the SBDC network based out of Tukwila for more than a decade. Steve has owned three businesses and obtained SBA loans. His passion is studying current trends in the economy, technology, business tools and techniques and using those to assist small business owners in a full range of assistance from technology, innovation and reinvention to landlord/tenant issues, business plans, marketing and finance and crisis recovery

Janie Sacco recently joined the US Small Business Seattle District Office. She had been providing commercial lending services and financial education to the small business community in the greater Puget Sound market for more than 30 years.  The majority of the commercial loans she provided were in conjunction with US Small Business Administration loan programs and other related governmental support.

Mark Costello has been with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) since 1987. He currently serves as the SBA Seattle District Office’s Deputy District Director (DDD), a role which he took on in 2017. As DDD, Costello acts as the District Director’s senior adviser and assists in overseeing the delivery of SBA programs and services throughout most of Washington state and northern Idaho.