COVID-19

Steak’M Take’M
By Michelle Park Lazette
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
By Michelle Park Lazette
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
By Michelle Park Lazette
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
By Michelle Park Lazette
Thanks to a PPP loan, San Francisco-based Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant has kept people working and margaritas pouring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Think Big Shop Small Sign
By Anne O’Shaughnessy
What happens when a small business falls under the radar of the nation’s largest lenders during a pandemic?