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Learn about small business loans
February 17, 2021
Join us for MLGW Power Pivot’s next small business webinar at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 on MLGW’s Facebook page, (

Power Pivot host Gale Jones Carson, MLGW’s Vice President of Community & External Affairs, will be joined by several guests to discuss small business loans: Rory Thomas, executive director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, Harold W. Byrd, co-founder/vice chairman/president of Bank of Bartlett, and Dr. Douglas Scarboro, senior vice president/regional executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. LouisMemphis Branch.

About our guests:

Thomas serves as the executive director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, TN. Among his many recognitions, Thomas received the SBDC State Star for Tennessee, which goes to an individual making a difference in the business community for Tennessee.
Byrd is a founder and Vice Chairman and President for the Bank of Bartlett. A graduate of University of Memphis, Mr. Byrd received BBA and MS degrees in Marketing. From 1976 to 1982, Mr. Byrd served District 99 as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for three terms. Mr. Byrd serves as a member of several civic organizations throughout Memphis.

Scarboro is the senior vice president and regional executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Mr. Scarboro became head of the Memphis Branch in June 2015. The Branch serves western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas.

Go to MLGW’s Facebook page or join Power Pivot by Zoom at Please click the link below to join the webinar: Or call one of these numbers: +1 646 876 9923; +1 301 715 8592; +1 312 626 6799; +1 669 900 6833; +1 253 215 8782; +1 346 248 7799. Webinar ID: 957 3350 5534.

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