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Rep. Alma Adams to Host “Doing Business During COVID-19”

Apr 1, 2020
Press Release
Call to focus on the needs of small businesses, nonprofits, gig economy workers and the self-employed.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Contact: Sam Spencer, 202-499-0813

Charlotte – Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host a Zoom call at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 3 to connect small business owners; nonprofit, charity and faith-based institution leaders; independent contractors, gig economy workers and 1099 employees; and the self-employed with federal, state, and local programs that can provide help and support during the coronavirus pandemic. This is Rep. Adams’ second public call about the health and economic effects of the coronavirus.

Participants and the media can register here.

“My top priority is helping Charlotte and Mecklenburg residents weather the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus, and that includes the institutions in our community that are too small to fail. Our Zoom call will help connect our neighbors with the resources they need to make it through this,” said Congresswoman Adams. “From SBA loans and expanded unemployment assistance, to federal and local grants, there are resources for small businesses and families that are struggling. All of us stand ready to assist constituents in need.”

Participants will be able to ask questions during a Q&A portion of the call. Constituents can register for the call by visiting They can email questions ahead of time to via the comments page on Rep. Adams’ website. Additionally, they can call in at 3 PM using the following phone number and meeting ID:

(312) 626-6799;984044022.

Guests include:

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D.
Thomas Stith
, North Carolina Director, Small Business Administration
Lockhart Taylor, NC Assistant Secretary for Employment Security
Kevin Price, President & CEO, N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development
David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, NC Center for Non-Profits
Brian Collier, Executive Vice President, Foundation for the Carolinas