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Issue Briefings

Issue Briefings

As the industry navigates immediate customer, insurance and liquidity issues, we are working to connect you with answers right now.  NPA is hosting a series of parking operator ISSUE BRIEFINGS to provide you strategies, tactics and answers to face operating challenges. 

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SBA 7(a) Loan Programs: Updates and Further Guidance

Friday, April 17 | 2 PM ET. Join Penn Ritter, Principal, Business Lender, LLC and Brent M. Ciurlino Sr. Vice President Risk & Operations, Newtek Business Services for a further update on the SBA 7(a) program. Both are SBA 7 (a) loan facilitators and will provide the latest information and guidance on this crucial financial tool and are available to answer your questions about the loan application process, documentation needed and other issues.

Penn Ritter, Principal, Business Lender, LLC
Brent M. Ciurlino Sr. Vice President Risk & Operations, Newtek Business (BDC) New York, NY & Washington, DC

NPA Issues Briefing on Parking Garages as Emergency Hospital Surge Space During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, April 10 | 1 PM ET. Speaker: Mary Smith PE, SVP, Walker Consultants. Hospitals are seeking surge space to accommodate a variety of hospital functions during the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Is your parking facility suitable for this activity? Hear the building code, design considerations, and other operational factors that parking operators need to beware of when considering this request.
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Parking Industry COVID-19 Business Loans: Eligibility Rules, Application Process – A U.S. Chamber of Commerce Overview

Tuesday, April 7 | 2 PM ET. Speaker: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division, Glenn Spencer. He will address the loan eligibility requirements, loan terms and application process of the SBA loans available through the CARES Act. 

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Communicate with Monthly Parkers Right NOW to Keep the Customer & Other Ways to Sustain Your Business  
March 23

Moderator: Rick West, CEO, Millennium Garages. Keep your customer and live to fight another day. Find out how to communicate with monthly parkers right now to preserve the client. Business is down, garages are closing. What can parking operators do to sustain your operations and prepare to ride out the pandemic? Rick West leads call to share proactive steps you can take & that Millennium Garages is taking with its monthly customers, clients, and other stakeholders.

Manage the Client Relationship & Safeguard Your Liability Insurance During the COVID-19 Crisis
March 23

Moderator: Mark Pratt, COO, One Parking Inc. Join Mark Pratt for a discussion on how operators can best manage the client relationship during the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that you maintain the client; preserve your active liability protection; and keep at least 1 on site manager employed. You must manage your slip & fall risk during this time. Strategies, approaches, and language will be shared to help you have productive client conversations right now.

Helping & Handling with Care, Employee Furloughs, COVID-19 and its Impact on the Industry
March 23

Moderator: Andi Campbell, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, LAZ Parking. Join Andi Campbell for a discussion on how parking operators are managing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on employees.


Overview SBA 7(a) Loan Program & Readiness to Apply

Thursday, April 2 | 2 PM ET. Penn Ritter, Principal, Business Lender, LLC provides an overview on SBA 7(a) Loans. The SBA has not released detailed guidance on applying for loans under the CARES Act. This issue briefing gives you information, so you can assemble common documents and be poised to apply when details available. This 7(a) lender also can intake your questions and we can keep you up-to-date as we get answers.



Maintaining Insurance Coverage

Friday, April 3 | 2 PM ET. Kathy Phillips, SVP Alliant Insurance Services, presents an NPA Issues Briefing call on how to maintain insurance coverage during the COVID-19 crisis.

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