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Paris SBDC to Hold Virtual Meeting: Small Business Disaster Loan Information

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The Paris Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. to address disaster loans and specifically updates on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding. The purpose of the meeting is to update businesses on new information available and present an opportunity for them to direct questions to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and SBDC.

Presenting will be Susheel Kumar, SBA Public Information Officer, Office of Disaster Assistance, Field Operations Center – West with guest, Christy Hester, Director of Growth and Development, Independent Bankers Association of Texas joining in for a meeting hosted by Jennifer Johnston, Paris SBDC Director.

This meeting will be of interest to those who are in the process of requesting PPP funding and also for those who have received funding and have questions on guidelines relative to the use of funds applicable to the forgiveness aspect. Paris SBDC has continued to receive questions on
the core difference between the PPP and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and where to apply. Interim rulings for PPP have again been released as of April 24. Also addressed will be questions related to the sole proprietor applying as their application was staged at a later date of
initial applications being accepted, presenting a unique set of calculations and documentation for use.

Assisting local businesses navigate these difficult economic times is a Paris SBDC goal, whether it is how to access funds or diversification.

To join the Zoom meeting from a computer, go to an
d enter the Meeting ID: 944 3996 4793 . To connect from a mobile phone, dial 1-346-248-7799, and enter the Meeting ID: 944 3996 4793 and #.

PJC Paris Junior College
PJC Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College — located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924.

Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.

Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.


To be the educational provider of choice for the region.


Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.

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Author: Matt Janson

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