Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016
The Travelers Institute, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Nashville Branch, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Women Business Owners Nashville Chapter hosted a complimentary symposium exploring tools for small business success. This event, part of the Travelers Institute® national Small Business - Big Opportunity series, featured an interactive discussion with industry leaders on solutions to today's most pressing small business challenges.
The program explored:
- The national and regional economic outlook
- Cybersecurity concerns for small businesses
- Strategies for accessing capital in today's lending environment
- Business continuity planning as a competitive advantage
Julie McPeak, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Keynote Address: "The Outlook for the U.S. and Regional Economy: Implications for Small Business"
Lee Jones, Vice President and Regional Executive, Nashville Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Panel Discussion: "Finding Solutions to Small Business Challenges"
Moderator: Joan Woodward, President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy; The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Lisa Denson, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration Tennessee District Office
Michael Echols, Director, Joint Program Management Office, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Bob Jackson, Co-Chair, The Crichton Group
Ellie Terry, Economic Policy Analysis Specialist, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
See highlights from this event:
The Travelers Institute takes their small business symposium series to Nashville, Tennessee where panelists share their knowledge on small business issues such as cybersecurity and business continuity plans.