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Small Business Relief: How to Access Aid from New Federal Aid Package


More than 26 million Americans have lost their jobs due to the economic fallout of the worldwide coronavirus crisis. As a new federal relief bill sets aside aid for small businesses, our panelists offer answers to Maine business owners and employees seeking support.



Amy Bassett, director, Maine district office, U.S. Small Business Administration

Wendell Davis, regional administrator, Region 1-New England, U.S. Small Business Administration

Chris Pinkham (call-in), president, Maine Bankers Association


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.