For Immediate Release

April 14, 2020

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Debbie Veney

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Hosts Discussion On How To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Covid-19 Find Economic Relief

This week’s “Let’s Talk Tuesdays” webinar convenes a panel of small business founders and experts to help local businesses experiencing difficulty accessing federal funds

BALTIMORE —Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, will host a webinar to provide information about financial relief available to small businesses, especially those that have struggled to find resources under the CARES Act. This free webinar is open to the public and will create an opportunity for local business owners to gain valuable information and ask questions of the expert panel.

“Small businesses employ nearly half of the private sector workforce in America. Here in the 7th District, like in many communities across the country, those businesses are struggling. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes funding to help keep these essential businesses afloat during such a difficult time, but it has not yet reached enough of the people it was intended to support. I want to make sure people in the 7th District have the information they need to access financial assistance.

The relief package provides payroll protection in the form of loans for small businesses that can be forgiven. A total of $367 billion is available through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Sadly, we are hearing from many neighborhood businesses that it is difficult to access this funding. I pulled together a panel of experts who understand small business and understand our community. They are here to help neighborhood businesses learn more about the application process for financial assistance under the CARES Act, as well as other sources of support.”

Cummings will be joined by a group of panelists including founders of small businesses and a representative of the Maryland Business Center.

What: “Helping Small Businesses Get Economic Relief”— a free webinar hosted by Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings with experts in small business

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Who:  Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, candidate for U.S. Congress

Jared Hecht, co-founder and CEO, Fundera

Amy Elias, founder and CEO, PROFILES

Angie Duncanson, Senior Business Counselor, Maryland Women’s Business Center

Where: Register:


Dr. Cummings is an entrepreneur who founded a small business and has a personal understanding of this issue.  If elected to Congress, she will sponsor legislation that supports economic prosperity for all, work to turn it into law, and then collaborate to ensure it is properly implemented at the state and local levels. 

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is a candidate for U.S. Congress. Her vision of HOPE for Baltimore City, Howard County, and Baltimore County includes: Healthy and safe communities, Opportunities for youth, Prosperous families, and Equitable development. She will stand up to Donald Trump and anyone else who stands in the way of her fight to secure a fair and inclusive future for all people. Maryland’s Democratic primary will take place on June 2, 2020.



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