Articles by Michelle Park Lazette

Philadelphia Chinatown Gates
When the COVID-19 pandemic spread here, the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation used Paycheck Protection Program money to help residents and businesses. More support will be necessary.
Steak’M Take’M
Kansas City’s Steak'M Take'M needed help when the pandemic paralyzed the economy. A lender supporting minority-owned businesses provided PPP relief, made to order.
Germaine Simonson
Germaine Simonson owns essential businesses in Arizona's Navajo Nation. Parched for support, she turned to a rural lender to get through the pandemic dry spell.
Los Angeles Koreatown
PPP money has reached a range of businesses, but it didn’t come easily for many. An accounting firm in Los Angeles experienced the struggle on behalf of its clients—and firsthand.
Tommy's Mexican Restaurant
Thanks to a PPP loan, San Francisco-based Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant has kept people working and margaritas pouring during the COVID-19 pandemic.