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M&T Bank announces fall schedule for its complimentary webinar series: 'Managing Through Challenging Times'

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Fri, Aug 28th 2020 03:20 pm

A live series that helps business leaders thrive across industries in unprecedented times

M&T Bank announced the fall schedule for its “Managing Through Challenging Times” webinar series. Sponsored by M&T’s Commercial Bank, the series provides guidance for renewable energy, not-for-profit, health care and commercial real estate business owners, while spotlighting less-obvious opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each webinar gives both panelists and attendees the opportunity to network, collaborate and curate solutions to navigate a post-pandemic world.

“Renewable Energy for the Future,” 2-3 p.m., Sept. 1 – How does “Renewable Energy for the Future” emerge with an added sense of vitality and gravity post-COVID-19? Leaders from M&T Bank Commercial Equipment Finance, Wilmington Trust Global Capital Markets, BloombergNEF, Foley & Lardner LLP, and D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments will engage in a candid conversation on what the future for renewable energy looks like now and how business owners can pivot to mitigate the risks and lean into new opportunities.

“Supporting Our Communities Through Sustained Investment in Affordable Housing,” 2-3 p.m., Sept. 24 – In a post-pandemic setting, how can investment in affordable housing be sustained? Representatives from M&T Bank Commercial Real Estate and Freddie Mac will discuss M&T Realty Capital Corp.’s new affordable housing platform, which provides financing for multifamily properties for those with low and very-low incomes, including cash loans, bond credit enhancements and tax-exempt loans. The conversation will be moderated by Michael Berman, president and CEO of M&T Realty Capital Corp.

“Navigating a Pandemic and Social Justice: How Cultural Organizations are Moving Forward, Part II,” week of Oct. 19, TBA date/time – As a follow up to part one of the bank’s cultural organization webinar featuring the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture, INSeries and the Irish Arts Center, M&T’s Not-for-Profit and Education Banking Group will discuss lessons learned from challenges and opportunities identified by peers, social justice, economic impacts, and share tips for cultural organizations as they navigate a post-COVID-19 society. The panel discussion will be moderated by Janet Farrell, group manager of M&T’s Education and Not-for-Profit Banking Group.

“As business owners navigate the pandemic, staying current on emerging threats can be the difference between winners and losers,” said Christa DeSpirt, administrative vice president, director of commercial and institutional client services marketing at M&T Bank. “The webinar series, ‘Managing Through Challenging Times,’ provides actionable tips for business leaders as they head into Q4 and embrace the ‘new normal.’ ”

Past complimentary webinars included COVID-19’s “Impact on Skilled Nursing,” “Part I of Navigating a Pandemic and Social Justice: How Cultural Organizations are Moving Forward,” and “COVID-19: Stabilize, Recover, and Rebuild.” Extremely popular, 90% of attendees of past webinars have said they are highly likely to attend future webinars.

For more information on the series, replays, recaps and transcripts from each webinar can be found at mtb.com/managing. To participate in the webinar series or review supporting materials, being a M&T customer is not required.

To register for the Sept. 1 webinar, “Renewable Energy for the Future,” click the registration link here.

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