SBA Defers Existing Disaster Loans Until End of 2020

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced that the SBA will be granting automatic disaster loan deferments through December 31, 2020, to help borrowers who are still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. Because the change is automatic, borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have to contact the agency to request deferment. NAWRB is honored to be one of only 11 organizations listed as a Women’s Entrepreneurship Partner for the SBA, and we are happy to be a resource and lend an ear to the over 30 million U.S. small businesses who make up the backbone of our economy. 

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NDILC Women Leader Principle #1 Acknowledge Trailblazers with Council Member Erica Courtney

NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) recently introduced their Ten Women Leadership Principles, which they collectively created to help women in the workforce become more effective leaders at any stage of their careers, and empower other women to reach their full potential. This is a universal guide for all levels of leadership, and any woman can benefit from applying them. This week, NDILC presents the first principle, “Acknowledge Trailblazers,” introduced by NDILC Member Erica Courtney, President of 2020vet and Zulu Time, U.S. Army Aviation Major, NATO Gender Advisor, and California Commissioner on the Status of Women & Girls. 

In the upcoming weeks, each of these principles will be presented in detail with a personal message from an NDILC member about her experiences applying these principles to her professional and personal life. To learn more about the NDILC, please visit www.NAWRB.com/NDILC/.

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Know the Rules of the Game Ⓡ Podcast for Guiding Real Estate Professionals

Listen now for an all new episode of Know the Rules of the GamePodcast for Guiding Real Estate Professionals with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and guest DeAnn Golden, Senior VP,  Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. Desiree and DeAnn discuss how real estate professionals can serve as a guide to other agents during this challenging time as the coronavirus (COVID-19) changes the landscape of the real estate industry. Listen here: https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/!

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WHER Chat: Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Coronavirus Relief

On March 13th, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national emergency declaration, which supersedes an 83-year-old preexisting ruling,  to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts intended to meet immediate needs, such as supplying medical supplies and equipment for COVID-19 testing and medical workers; food for emergency restocking of store; as well as equipment for temporary housing and quarantine facilities. For more information on the emergency declaration, click here

Watch the video from the “Government Panel” during the 2019 NAWRB Conference, which featured government officials who discussed the importance of a recent proposed rulemaking made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last year that revised its Hours of Service of Drivers (HOS) rules for commercial truck drivers to improve the supply chain, safety of commercial truck drivers and livestock. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmwJyTtt-60

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How the Coronavirus is Affecting Short-Term Rental Business Owners & Travelers

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now a global pandemic that has altered many facets of human life in the past few months, especially in the past couple of weeks, as countries are taking measures to contain the outbreak and protect the safety of their citizens. The travel industry has especially been affected as people are being forced to cancel or change their preexisting travel plans, whether international or domestic, as more countries are being labeled as high risk areas for contracting the virus. 

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Know the Rules of the GameⓇ for Intelligent Ocean Management

Listen now for an all new episode of Know the Rules of the GameⓇ for Intelligent Ocean Management with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and guest Kellie Aamodt, Board Member of Marine Research and Exploration (MARE), and Former UPS, VP of Corporate Inside Sales. Desiree and Kellie, along with MARE representatives Erin O’Toole, Director of Development, and Natasha Benjamin, Policy & Outreach Director, discuss important things to know about deep subtidal ecosystems and ocean conservation/recovery. Listen here: https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/ or listen on YouTube here!

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Staying at Home while Keeping Your Sanity!

Things are changing. We are officially experiencing something that hasn’t happened before, and I don’t mean the coronavirus because— let’s face it—  there was the Black Death that ran through China and across Europe in the 14th century. There will always be sickness and unpredictability, but this is the first time in the modern world that we are acting as a group to deal with its uncertainty. Which, more or less, has meant staying inside, with limited travel and stocking up like a true “prepper.”

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WHER Chat: 50 Percent of Global Managers at Unilever are Women

London-based consumer goods based company Unilever announced significant achievements they have made towards reaching gender parity among their global managers. According to their announcement on March 3, 2020, women now make up 50 percent of management globally at their company. This figure has increased 12 percent since ten years ago, when women made up 38 percent off management.

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Know the Rules of the GameⓇ for Community Service

Listen now for an all new episode of the podcast Know the Rules of the GameⓇ for Community Service with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and special guest Zeeda Daniele, President at Central Park Promotions Inc., which specializes in urban housing, wealth building, music and entertainment marketing and outreach. Zeeda and Desiree talk about the responsibility organizations and boards have to give back to their local communities, such as helping to address societal issues such as homelessness and the aging population, and the best ways to serve within their capacities. Listen here:https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/ or listen on YouTube here!

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NDILC Celebrates International Women’s Day: Inclusion Isn’t Enough, Press for Parity

NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2020, a worldwide global event celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As part of Women’s History Month—which stems from a group of New York women factory workers protesting for better working conditions on this day in 1857—March 8th was first recognized and observed as International Women’s Day in 1909. 

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