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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

COVID-19: Ask the Expert - Emergency SBA Loans and How Nonprofits Can Access Them

Subject Matter Expert 
Scott Bossom – Senior Vice President of Small Business Administration Lending, Columbia Bank 

Scott Bossom will provide an overview of emergency SBA loans as part of the COVID-19 federal stimulus package legislated recently. The package includes funding for “special emergency loans of up to $10 million for eligible nonprofits and small businesses, permitting them to cover costs of payroll, operations, and debt service, and provides that the loans be forgiven in whole or in part under certain circumstances.”

What does this mean for Oregon nonprofits? Scott will address this, as well as answer your questions.  

Send your SBA loan-related questions or comments ahead of the session to

*Space is limited to 500 participants. Please note that a recording of this webinar will be made available on NAO's COVID-19 Resources page for later viewing.

About the Expert

Scott Bossom – Senior Vice President of Small Business Administration Lending, Columbia Bank

Scott Bossom is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. He was born, raised, and still lives in northeast Portland.  He has a 25-year career in the finance/lending industry covering a wide range of roles.  Prior to joining Columbia Bank in September 2017 to head up its SBA Lending Department, Scott was the primary Lender Relations Specialist at the SBA’s Portland District Office for over six years – providing support and guidance to active SBA lenders in the Pacific Northwest on both the 504 and 7a programs.

Prior to SBA, Scott was the Credit Administrator for a small, mission-oriented community bank in Portland that had a focus on small business. Through all of his positions Scott has gained a strong appreciation and passion for supporting what is the “backbone” of our economy – small businesses – and helping them navigate what can be a daunting topic – access to capital. 

Scott Bossom

Thank You Sponsors and Supporters

Thank you to the following SPONSORS and FUNDERS who are supporting NAO’s online COVID-19 events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, Comcast, and Heritage Bank
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections, and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Portland General Electric
Supporters: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, The Collins Foundation M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, The Kinsman Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation



A link to access webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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April 7th, 2020 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Fundraiser or Festival, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice

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