Peter Gallagher Discusses Going from Grease to On the Twentieth Century

first_img View Comments On The Twentieth Century Related Shows Peter Gallagher stopped by The Today Show on June 17 to chat about returning to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. The Tony nominee reminisced about his time in the original company of Grease on the Great White Way (we can just see him in a T-Birds leather jacket!). Although Gallagher admitted that the “hardest work you can do in showbiz is eight times a week in a musical” he believes that “some of the best roles I’ve ever had,” have come from his time on the boards. And what about his co-star Kristin Chenoweth? “She is remarkable…I’m trying to soak up everything she does.” Check out the interview below then catch On the Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre through July 19. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015last_img read more

Jobs Act cuts loan fees for Vermont small businesses

first_imgOn September 27, 2010, President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 into law, putting more resources into the hands of small businesses so they can create more jobs and retain those they already have.  The Act will make a tangible difference to scores of Vermont businesses waiting in the US Small Business Administration’s loan queue. After the Recovery Act passed in February of last year, the SBA was able to help small businesses get Recovery loans by reducing or eliminating loan fees and increasing the SBA-backed guarantee to 90 percent.  When the funds for these loans were exhausted, SBA activated a Recovery Loan Queue as a sequential ‘holding tank’ for businesses interested in waiting for the availability of additional funds, either through the cancellation of previously-approved loans or through Congressional extension of Recovery Act programs.  With the Jobs Act in place, an additional $14 billion in SBA loan programs will be available to eligible small businesses once the agency receives its funding.  The Jobs Act will have an immediate impact on Vermonters waiting in the loan queue, one of whom is a Northeast Kingdom entrepreneur with a start-up loan of $750,000, and a fee savings of $23,625. Another Vermont business patiently waiting for his loan will be pleased to know he is saving nearly $5,000 in loan fees.  Thomas A. Coleman, DDS, of Brandon, Vermont said the purpose of his loan will be ‘to repay my accounts payable and to keep my employees on the payroll.’  Coleman has five part-time and four full-time employees.  In practical terms, the $5,000 he will save can be redirected towards working capital for any number of needs, such as purchasing equipment or retaining employees. The multi-faceted Jobs Act also makes a permanent increase to SBA’s maximum loan amount, from $2 million to $5 million.  ‘With the Act’s higher loan limits, higher size standards and reduced or eliminated fees, more of Vermont’s small businesses will now be eligible for and benefit from SBA loan program,’ said Darcy Carter, District Director, SBA Vermont District Office.Source: SBA. 10.1.2010last_img read more

CFPB outlines plan for small biz data collection rule

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The CFPB is seeking summary judgment in a lawsuit brought against it for allegedly violating the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). The California Reinvestment Coalition, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, and two individual small business owners claim the bureau has violated the law by not issuing regulations to implement Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which is related to small business lending data collection.In its motion for summary judgment to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the bureau argues that it has not violated the APA as Congress did not stipulate a timeline for this rulemaking. In addition, the bureau cites its recent symposium on the issue as proof that it “has made considerable progress in undertaking the information-gathering necessary to support an informed rulemaking.”The bureau also outlines its rulemaking plan for Section 1071:In the next six months, the bureau plans to complete its recommendation and briefing to Director Kathy Kraninger.Next, the bureau will begin the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) process to determine the rule’s impact on small businesses, as well as seek Office of Management and Budget approval to conduct a survey of estimated one-time costs to lenders responsible for reporting data under the rule.last_img read more