NEW YORK, NY -- Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce continue to host weekly Town Halls for small businesses, now underwritten by Comcast Business, a subsidiary of the American telecommunications conglomerate Comcast Corporation.
Inc., in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, launched the weekly virtual series of National Small Business Town Halls to help business owners get actionable insight and information to navigate important government programs and to keep their businesses running during this unprecedented time. Since the series launched on March 27th, Inc. and the U.S. Chamber have convened thousands of small business owners to provide resources, answer questions, and ensure that their companies and employees remain supported and safe. Video replays of the Town Halls have been viewed almost three-million times with thousands of questions addressed from small business owners.
"Inc. has been the most trusted brand for American small business for 40 years, but never has that trust been more important and never has our obligation to the entrepreneurial community been greater. Owners need information now. Questions answered yesterday. Our interactive Town Halls have proven to be one of the best ways to get need-to-know guidance out there," said Inc. Editor-in-Chief Scott Omelianuk.
"We are thrilled to partner with Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on their town hall series as part of our ongoing efforts to support small businesses during this challenging time," said Eileen Diskin, CMO of Comcast Business. "We are proud to be a technology provider for businesses across the country, and as they look for timely and credible information, we hope this can help them better navigate and steer through what is happening."
"Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and are being severely impacted by the economic downfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. These webinars have been incredibly valuable in helping small businesses understand the funding and resources being made available to them through efforts like the CARES Act," said Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "Answering questions and providing guidance to this critical sector is more important today than ever before so we can help small businesses, gig economy workers, and independent contractors get the funding they need to weather this economic coronavirus shock.”
The fifth National Small Business Town Hall, underwritten by Comcast Business, will be held at 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 24. RSVP: events.inc.com/nationaltownhallevents.
The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
ABOUT THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. For more information, visit www.uschamber.com. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping American businesses respond to the coronavirus so they can support their employees, customers, and communities. Our members and the state and local chambers, who are on the front lines of this pandemic, need us now more than ever to help them through this significant disruption. We will continue working every day to help our country's people, businesses, and economy weather this storm and emerge stronger--just as we have at other challenging times in our nation's history.