The Southwest Management District and business development partners worked with news media today to spread the word about this month’s free, multilingual presentations and coaching sessions for small business owners seeking loans to launch or expand their enterprises in the District.

Speakers at a news conference today were, from left, District business and economic development committee chairman David Peters, Hanmi Bank area manager Paul Cheong, Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center business advisor Daniel Luu, U.S. Small Business Administration lead lender relations specialist Wilson Labbé and District Chairman Kenneth Li.

Among them are English, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, French and Spanish speakers who can assist business owners via in-person (at the District office) and Zoom sessions this month. Go to for more information about the sessions starting Aug. 17.