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Financing Your Business, Part 2: Advanced Banking & Access to Capital

February 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

If you’ve already started your business and now find it’s time to expand…how do you choose what type of financing will work best for you?

Credit, cash flow, loans, and grants explained!

Join First Citizens Bank, the Central Virginia SBDC and the Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) for this more advanced Part 2 of Financing Your Business.  In this workshop, we’ll explore the options available for businesses to raise capital for expansion and growth….and how to find the right option for your business.


Speakers include:

Bryan Thomas, Senior Vice President, First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company.  First Citizens specializes in small business loans, offering microloans to meet everyday needs all the way to multi-million dollar loans.  The Bank also offers specialty loans, including SBA loans, and has helped nearly 23,000 clients access the Paycheck Protection Program funding.

April Gatewood, Business Service Representative, First Citizens Bank & Trust Company. April has more than 14 years’ experience in the banking industry having held various positions from a teller, operations management and financial services. She has a passion for building relationships with small business owners to help foster business growth and helping to address business banking and credit needs. April is born and raised in Charlottesville and is a proud mom to two boys.

Rebecca Haydock, Director of the Central Virginia SBDC. Rebecca has over 20 years of experience advising, starting, growing and financing primarily technology-based businesses. She is an angel investor, strategic advisor, and mentor – and at the CVSBDC, works with businesses to build operational infrastructure for growth with an emphasis on acquiring human and financial assets.

Hosted and presented by:  First Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Collaborative partners:  the Community Investment Collaborative, and the Central Virginia SBDC



Part 1: Prepraring for Your First Bank Loan, Feb 16 | 9:00 – 10:00am


February 23, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC)
First Citizens Bank
Community Investment Collaborative (CIC)