A National Forum
Sponsored by the
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Renaissance Washington Hotel
February 5, 1998
The Office of the Comptroller would like to express its
appreciation to the speakers at the Small Business Banking
Issues Forum, whose presentations are summarized here.
Appreciation is also extended to the forum attendees, listed in
Appendix A of this publication, for their questions, comments,
and experiences shared about small business banking.
The project was developed to enable bankers and small busi-
ness owners to learn about successful programs, techniques,
and strategies relevant to small business banking that could
be replicated in their own communities.
OCC staff contributing to the planning and conduct of the
forum included: Janice A. Booker, director, Community Devel-
opment Division (CDD); Yvonne McIntire, senior attorney,
Community and Consumer Law; Denise Kirk-Murray, commu-
nity reinvestment and development specialist, Community
and Consumer Policy Division; Alfred T. Mitchell, community
development specialist, CDD; Glenda Cross, director, Minority
and Urban Affairs; John Turner, national bank examiner,
Credit Risk; and Jacquelyn C. Allen, community development
specialist, CDD. Lillian M. Long, program coordinator, CD
Investments Program, CDD, served as project leader. Adminis-
trative assistance was provided by Tawanda Hudge and Lisa
Hemphill, CDD. The Communications Division, particularly
Amy A. Millen, senior editor, and Rick Progar, publications
liaison officer, helped to bring this publication to fruition.
The OCC welcomes your comments or questions about this
publication. Please write to the Community Development
Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 250 E
Street, SW, Washington, DC 20219, or call (202) 874-4940.
You are encouraged to visit the OCC Web site at <http://
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