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Black Owned Businesses:
Covid-19 Impacts and Economic Outlook

PNC’s Black History Month Webcast
February 18, 2021, 12 pm - 1 pm ET

Join us as we recognize Black History Month 2021

This upcoming PNC business webcast brings together a panel of experienced speakers from within PNC as well as a business owner and her banker to discuss 
Black Business Owners: Covid-19 Impacts & Economic Outlook.   

About our Speakers:

Richard Bynum, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, leads the PNC Foundation, Community Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility; Community Development Banking; and Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, Bynum is leading the implementation of PNC’s $1 billion commitment to help end systemic racism and support the economic empowerment of African Americans and low- to moderate-income communities. Bynum will share details of this commitment during the webcast.

Read more about Richard’s experience »


Gus Faucher, Chief Economist, is senior vice president and chief economist of The PNC Financial Services Group, serving as the principal spokesperson on all economic issues for PNC. Gus is frequently cited in international, national, and regional media outlets.

During the webcast, Faucher will provide an economic outlook for minority-owned businesses in the coming year.

Read more about Gus’s experience »

Krister Dunn, Vice President, Relationship Manager, works with small businesses to help them maximize cash flow in order to achieve their goals. He has been managing business and commercial relationships for over 20 years, more than 10 of which have been in banking. He has been with PNC for nearly three years.

Glenesa Swann, President and Financial Director, Tooney Town Early Learning Center is an engineer by trade and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Morgan State University, and a Master’s of Engineering degree from Cornell University. She and her sister opened Tooney Town Early Learning Center in 2002 in Owings Mills, MD. In 2009, they added two more locations in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. The company has always been family-owned and family-oriented, dedicated to the learning and development of all children.

Glenesa will share how Covid-19 impacted her business and how she managed to push through the challenges while working with her PNC banker, Krister Dunn.

Mark Your Calendar for February 18, 2021, starting at 12pm ET.

Join our webcast to hear ideas and experiences from this special panel of speakers
that you might use in your business.

To take advantage of this webcast, you will need internet access.

PNC is proud to partner with the DuSable Museum of African American History to curate stories of our past and build a better future.

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For 10+ years, PNC and the DuSable Museum have collaborated on numerous efforts, including Black History Month, Financial Education and PNC Grow Up Great®, the organization’s early childhood education initiative.

Watch our videos to get more details about each of these stories »

Azie Taylor Morton was denied entrance into graduate school in the 1950s. Even though she faced barriers, she pursued a career in public service. In 1977, Azie Taylor Morton was appointed the first Black Treasurer of the United States.

Redlining was a discriminatory practice which historically denied services to residents in certain areas based on race or ethnicity.

Madam C.J. Walker was a businesswoman and the first self-made female millionaire. She revolutionized hair care for Black women, and in 1910 she founded the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis, IN.

About the DuSable Museum

The DuSable Museum was founded in 1961 by Dr. Margaret Burroughs and other leading Chicago citizens to preserve and interpret experiences and achievements of people of African descent. The Museum is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and African Americans. The Museum’s namesake is Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, who in 1779, established the trading post and permanent settlement which would become known as Chicago.

Recent Webcasts & Articles: Insights for Starting, Running & Helping Your Business

Explore our series of recent PNC Webcasts and other self-help articles that provide insights on the top cash flow challenges business owners are facing. Here are a few to get you started and help you keep your business running according to plan.

Running Your Business

Q1 Small Business Economic Outlook

Hear from Chief Economist Gus Faucher, as he provides a high-level economic outlook for small businesses in Q1.

4:48 min video

Manage Business Finances

Business Resiliency in Today's Economy - Webcast

Looking ahead to define what the new normal might mean for your business can be tough to navigate, as new priorities and customer needs change how you run your business.

58:47 min video

Leadership Skills

Unapologetically Ambitious: A Conversation with Shellye Archambeau

Executive and author, Shellye Archambeau, talks about her career and experience as a Black female and her advice for creating a diverse, inclusive workplace culture.

39:42 min video


PNC Partners Preserve Black History Across Our Communities

Institutions throughout our markets play a vital role in making untold stories of Black history accessible to the communities they serve.

4 min read

Growing Your Business

Kimberly Moore’s Perspectives on Reshaping the Engineering Industry

President and founder of KDM Engineering featured in our Women Who Achieve series highlighting Women Entrepreneurs and Executives.

3 min read

Running Your Business

PNC Supplier Diversity Program Welcomes New Participants

Minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses are discovering new opportunities to compete through corporate supplier diversity programs.

5 min read

Talk to us about what you're planning. We're here to help.

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