E2E Online Meeting with Ken Trautman of People’s Bank Re: CARES Act SBA PPP Loans

Ken Trautman, President of People’s Bank of Commerce in Medford, Oregon presented to the SOE2E.com (Southern Oregon Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur group) today about the CARES Act SBA PPP loans and process.

This is the captured footage of the call using Zoom.

We had over 70 people on the call at the same time and only 3 left before the hour was up. 

Cynthia and I appreciate all of your participation and excellent questions.

I feel that our 1-hour meeting with a presentation by Ken Trautman, President & CEO at People’s Bank of Commerce and Julia Beattie, Chief Lending Officer at People’s Bank of Commerce went well for our first E2E online meeting. Thanks, everyone for following our ground-rules. 

We also really appreciate Ken and Julia’s open and transparent leadership through all of this and appreciate their willingness to share what they know with us, even as they are learning about it themselves. 

As Cynthia stated at the beginning of the meeting, Ken and People’s Bank have been our sponsor since we started E2E and we felt that Ken has an honest desire to help any business he can, even if your business is not a customer of the bank… to help us all navigate this. 

We are all in this together. 

The treasury took down my direct link to their application but you can find it by visiting their page at https://home.treasury.gov/cares and the link directly to the app is at https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Application-3-30-2020-v3.pdf

I will share the transcript of questions to Ken and Julia for followup if they have time and share the answers back with you. 

Here is a link to the audio-only recording of the meeting and this page has an embedded video recording of the meeting. 

Here is the PDF of the application I downloaded in case they have problems online again. 

If you have any feedback on the call itself please send it my way. I’d love to learn how to make this experience the best it can be for all involved as we start to plan our next one. 

I’ll try to keep the Southern Oregon Business site up to date as all of this unfolds. Please subscribe to the site with your email to stay connected.¬†

Hang in there and may you, your family and your businesses stay healthy as we navigate this global crisis together. 


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