COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Explained

AAEN COVID19_APA Business Advocacy Webinar #2

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 of Asian American Executive Network
  • Chiling Tong  -President & CEO of National ACE 
  • Jimmy Ferguson  - Board Director – Policy of National ACE 
  • Anson Wu - Chief Creative Officer - discover GREY


Guest Speakers: 

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI)

  • Doug Nguyen - WHIAAI Regional Network Lead and Regional Communications Director, Social Security Administration  
  • Maria E. Flores, Outreach and Education Manager, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 


Keynote Speakers

  • Robert Steiner -  Illinois District Director of Small Business Administration (SBA)
    • Topic: Current Status of CARES Act programs

APA Perspective  – PPP application and approval

  • Small Business – Jan-Ie Low – Satay, Las Vegas 
  • Non-Government Organization - Dennis Mondero 
    • Executive Director at Chinese Mutual Aid Association in Chicago
  • BOBA GUYS - Andrew Chau - San Francisco




Collaborating Partners: