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Getting Capital for Your Business

June 20 @ 6:00 pm CDT



About the event

Many small-business aspirants have great ideas but have trouble finding the necessary money to start. This workshop will provide great steps to get you ready to seek capital.

Our presenters will each make a presentation about ways to get capital and then we’ll open the floor for questions, so if there are things you want to know, these are the folks who can answer those questions.



ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Michelle Couch is a Private Banker and Commercial Lender with Patriot Bank and has worked with the bank since 2014. Michelle currently serves as Executive Vice President, CRA Officer, and Director of Community Lending. She has worked in the banking industry since 1989. Michelle is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Finance. Michelle currently serves on the Boards of United Housing Inc. (Treasurer), River City Capital (Secretary), and Pinecrest Camp and Retreat Center (Treasurer). She is a graduate of the Leadership Memphis 2019 Executive Class. Michelle and her husband, Allen, live in Hernando, MS, and have three grown children. She is an active member in LeBonheur Club, the Hernando Women’s Club and the Hernando Civic Garden Club.


Ron Brooks is President of River City Capital Investment LLC, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and wholly owned subsidiary of Community LIFT that provides low-cost loans and technical assistance to underserved entrepreneurs and businesses in disinvested communities in Memphis and Shelby County. With more than 20 years of experience in financial institution management, business development, and community reinvestment, he leads the day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives of our mission-driven nonprofit organization.


June 20
6:00 pm CDT
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Benjamin L Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38111 United States
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