Dayton Human Relations Council

Access to Capital Day


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

at the Dayton Convention Center


[Click here for PDF of the agenda]


On-site registration is allowed, but space is limited. We encourage you to register online today to secure your seat. On-site registration will be on a first come, first served basis. If we are at capacity, late registrants may be turned away.


  • Catherine Crosby – Executive Director, City of Dayton Human Relations Council
  • RoShawn Winburn – Business & Technical Assistance Administrator, City of Dayton Human Relations Council
  • Allen McConnell –Manager, Ohio Development Services Agency Minority Business Development Division


Attendees will join a panel of financial professionals in a discussion regarding capital for small businesses. We will receive an update on the current state of Small Business Banking and explore various strategies for accessing capital to fund and grow operations. Panelists will respond to audience questions specific to the challenges of accessing capital as an entrepreneur.

11:00AM-11:50PM – SESSION I

Breakout session I will focus on a deeper dive into the challenges, potential solutions, and best practices for accessing capital at various stages of business development. Attendees will split into two groups, startup and growth, to allow the conversation to stay focused on concerns relative to your stage of business.

12:00pM-12:50PM – SESSION II

Attendees will remain in their groups to learn about specific offerings and incentives from local financial institutions and government offices. Topics will include traditional lending, crowdfunding, grants, and alternative sources of capital.


The Bank Expo will be open to the general public. Stop by the booths to gather information from many of our area banks, financial institutions, credit counseling organizations and insurance providers.

Small business bankers and business counselors will be available to discuss your unique situation. Attendees are able to sit with bankers and counselors to review loan applications and documents or to receive advice that addresses various business capacity concerns.


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make an impact and promote equality and harmony in Dayton, Ohio.

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