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20 Minute Tips: PPP Loans
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When: Thursday, October 15, 2020
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Where: Zoom
United States
Contact: ALA Chicago

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Have you heard of the Twenty Minute Learning Rule? It is scientifically proven that focusing on one particular task and solely focusing on that chosen activity for 20 minutes without interruptions allows you to learn more than any other timeframe. Therefore, our chapter, along with our esteemed business partners, is dedicated to bring you the best tips in 20 minute segments to jumpstart your day.  These sessions are designed to give you compact information that you can retain, power up your mornings and make you feel accomplished before your day even starts. Need information and need it quick?  Twenty Minute Tips is the solution!



Steven Jones

PEO Consultant, Oasis

Steven Jones has a strong Professional Employer Organization (PEO) background with assisting all client sizes to reduce costs with work comp, health and benefits and state unemployment taxes all the while increasing compliance, HR structure, employee engagement, employee retention and safety! Steven is a true resource for business owners trying to maneuver these uncharted Covid-19 HR waters. 


Donna Gilbert Meek

Sr. Manager, PEO Service, Oasis

Donna Gilbert Meek is a strategic and operational senior leader at Oasis, a Paychex® Company, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that provides HR, payroll, benefits, risk, and compliance services under state and federal law. Donna has helped businesses grow, thrive and succeed for over 20 years.  

Prior to her role at Oasis, Donna owned and managed multiple businesses ranging from retail to professional services. Her ability to identify opportunities for process improvement have helped increase efficiency, streamline processes, and boost productivity, both at Oasis and with client companies. Donna has worked closely with business leaders in many industries across multiple markets. She also has experience in change leadership, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

COVID-19 has presented many challenges for business owners, and Donna has a passion for helping employers understand complicated regulations so they can best evaluate their options and choices for preparing their business for the future. Donna is a constant and passionate learner who enjoys speaking on employment-related topics and facilitating learning.

Program Description

Do you have questions on bringing employees back from furlough, layoffs, rehires and PPP loan forgiveness? Join Chicago Business Partner, Oasis, for a can’t miss roundtable as you continue to manage your business during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will answer questions and provide additional information while you focus on navigating the various aspects of running your business during these uncertain times.

Some questions we will answer are:

  • How to utilize the PPP funds and maximize forgiveness? What’s involved and how does it work?
  • Structuring and planning payroll for the rest of the year?
  • Questions around re-hiring and how that impacts unemployment?


This session is open to ALA members and Business Partners. Zoom information will be included in your confirmation email.