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City of Charlotte Small Business Recovery Task Force

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles created the Community Recovery Task Force to support families and businesses through the various recovery phases. The task force has focused their work on three high-impact areas: Small Business, Housing and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The Small Business Task Force Group has worked to assess the local economic and safety impacts faced by small business owners in the wake of COVID-19, and identify solutions to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the small business community. The task force group consists of four council members and eight community members from various sectors.

Mayor Vi Lyles, Task Force Sponsor

Charlotte City Council

Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt, Co-Coordinator

Council Member At-large James Mitchell, Co-Coordinator

Council Member At-large, Dimple Ajmera

District 6 Council Member, Tariq Bokhari

Community Sector Leaders

Sarah Baucom, Girl Tribe, Co-Founder and owner

Malcolm Coley, Ernst & Young, Managing Partner

Dave Matthews, Bank of America, CIO

Vinay Patel, SREE Hotels LLC, President

Ann Sheridan, Vice president of corporate communications, Compass Group USA

Chad Turner, LGBT Chamber of Commerce, President

Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo, Chief Economist

DeAlva Wilson, Business Advisory Committee, Chair

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