SCORE Southeastern CT to Host Free Q & A Panel on “Small Business Loans: Issues and Options”

Sponsored by Liberty Bank

Contact: Anne Driscoll,                                     

DATE: Monday, September 12, 2022

TIME: 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

LOCATION: Live on Zoom   


After registering, you will receive a confirmation with information on how to join the webinar.

The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE, mentors to America’s Small Businesses, presents a free webinar on Small Business Loans: Issues and Options. This webinar will feature a panel of lending professionals from a cross-section of small business lenders.

Small Business Loans: Issues and Options will explain the basics of borrowing money from these experienced small business lenders and enable you to ask your own questions during an extensive Question and Answer period.

The panel will include Donna L. Flynn, CCM, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions Manager of Liberty Bank; Tanisha Baptiste, MBA, Economic Development Specialist of the US Small Business Administration (SBA); Shawn Johnston, Board Chairman of Northeast CT Economic Alliance, and Frederick L. Welk, Jr., Business Advisor and Director of Business Education & Communications at Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF).

The panel moderator will be Frank LaMonaca, Southeastern CT SCORE Chapter Chair; a retired executive with 38 years of experience in banking and financial services.

Webinar Sponsor Liberty Bank, established in 1825, is one of the oldest and largest mutual banks in the country. With more than $7 billion in assets, Liberty has 56 banking offices across Connecticut and one in Massachusetts. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, cash management, home mortgages, business loans, insurance and investment services. Named a Top Workplace every year since 2012 and a Forbes Best-in-State Bank in 2021 and 2022, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement. Learn more at

SCORE is a nonprofit association that offers free and confidential advice on starting your own business or improving and growing your existing small business. Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE’s 10,000 volunteer business experts provide hundreds of thousands of free small business mentoring sessions, workshops and educational services to clients in 300 chapters nationwide. SCORE’s nine counseling sites in Southeast Connecticut include Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook, Essex, Waterford, Middletown, Mystic, Norwich, and New London. For more information on upcoming free workshops and how to schedule a free small business mentoring session with our counselors, visit    

Would You Like To Become A SCORE Volunteer? Your business knowledge and experience can help others start or grow a small business. Learn more about becoming a SCORE volunteer at:

Southeastern CT SCORE    PO Box 283, Old Saybrook, CT  06475   Email:      Telephone: 860.388.9508