The Travelers Institute, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Small Business Monthly hosted a complimentary symposium exploring tools for small business success. This event, part of the Travelers Institute® national Small Business – Big Opportunity series, featured an interactive discussion with industry leaders on solutions to today’s most pressing small business challenges. The program explored:

  • Cybersecurity concerns for small businesses
  • Business continuity planning as a competitive advantage
  • Strategies for accessing capital in today’s lending environment
  • The economic and regulatory outlook

Keynote Address on Cybersecurity:
Michael Echols, Director, Joint Program Management Office, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Panel Discussion: “Finding Solutions to Small Business Challenges”
Moderator: Joan Woodward, President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy; The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Jim Baxendale, President, Missouri General Insurance Agency
Michael Echols, Director, Joint Program Management Office, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Dennis Melton, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration St. Louis District Office
Mike Walsh, President and CEO, Eagle Bank & Trust Co.