'Lender Relations' specialist in town Sept. 16: SBA agent to discuss stimulus, policy, markets

Cindy Solano, a Small Business Administration lead lender relations specialist, will be in Victoria on Sept. 16 to meet with finance and economic development leaders at a “Lenders Roundtable.”  

The event, sponsored by UHV’s Small Business Development Center, is set for 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 205 of the University of Houston-Victoria University West building, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.  

“This will be an informal roundtable to discuss SBA stimulus updates, goals, lending policy and regulation changes, and market activity,” said Jean Jurica, SBDC training coordinator.   

The format will be an open session for discussion on lending and economic topics.   

Those involved in commercial lending and economic development from the 11-county service area of the UHV SBDC are invited to attend. Counties include Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Karnes, Lavaca, Refugio and Victoria.

 Space is limited, and seats should be reserved by Sept. 14. Contact Jurica at or 361-575-8944.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ken Cooke 361-570-4342