COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Explained

AAEN COVID19_APA Business Advocacy Webinar #1

In collaboration with National ACE and GREY, the Asian American Executive Network

FREE Webinar - Registration Required. Zoom Conference information will be provided to registered participants before the webinar via email provided.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has severely impacted thousands of small businesses owned and operated by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout the U.S. Many AAPI small businesses are not aware of federal programs and services that are available to assist them in during this period of uncertainty.

“Recently Congress passed with full bipartisan support, a federal $2.2 trillion stimulus, and relief package to support small businesses throughout the United States,” said Chiling Tong, President, and CEO of National ACE. This package is known as the Cares Act and includes a variety of loan packages and grants to help small businesses recover from the severe hardships created by the Coronavirus pandemic.”

Your one-stop shop webinar for the latest details to get immediate assistance on

[ Paycheck Protection Program ]
[ EIDL Loan Advance ]
[ SBA Express Bridge Loans ]
[ SBA Debt Relief ]
Get the information from directly from the source

Keynote Speaker - Robert Steiner, Illinois District Director of the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on hand to provide the latest information on the Small Business Guidance and Assistance Programs. This information will be applicable to all businesses and non-profit organizations across the nation.


Opening Remarks:

George Mui - Founder - Asian American Executive Network

Chiling Tong - President & CEO - Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE)

Anson Wu - President & CEO - GREY & Moderator

Keynote Speaker - Robert Steiner, Illinois District Director of the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Q&A - Moderated by Anson Wu

Closing Remarks - Anson Wu


Keynote Speaker:

Robert S. Steiner, District Director

Robert S. Steiner, District Director

Mr. Steiner’s serves as District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Illinois District Office. Steiner joined the SBA in February 2013 and leads SBA’s operations across the state of Illinois. The Illinois District team of small business experts strengthens the entrepreneurial and small business ecosystem by supporting the efficient delivery of capital, comprehensive technical assistance, and access to government contracting.Prior to joining the SBA, Steiner served with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service. With the FPS, he managed a $68M budget while overseeing all human capital, logistics, procurement, and support activities. Steiner joined the Federal Protective Service after eight years in the private sector, with roles in executive management, sales, and marketing. In the private sector, Steiner worked at DMX, business to business provider of commercial media services and low voltage systems integration. As Regional General Manager and VP of Operations for the ten-state Midwest region, he directed the sales, operations, financial and human capital activities for a $14M organization. Prior to DMX, Steiner worked in sales and marketing roles with Stryker, a broadly based medical device company where he managed a product line supporting surgical navigation systems.A United States Naval Academy graduate, he began his career in the military, serving ten years serving in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer and Naval Aviator. During his naval career, he deployed multiple times in support of naval operations across the world.

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