CHARLESTON -– Christy Scott, a commercial lending officer from Sun Trust Bank, will be the featured speaker at a free business clinic "Business Loans –- No Hype, Just the Facts" on Thursday, May 20.

The hourlong clinic, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Charleston SCORE, will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the 4th Floor Conference Area at 405 Capitol Street in Charleston.

Register online at www.wvscore.org or at (304) 347-5463. Registration is suggested but not required.

"There is a great deal of misinformation on business loans out there," Emma Wilson, branch manager at the SBA's Charleston office, said. "This clinic will give you the facts on what lenders look for in a business loan."

The clinic is one in a series of free small business clinics and webinars for West Virginia small business owners. Additional sessions include:

* Facebook for Business webinar, featuring Kara Gray, New Horizon Consulting on June 8;

* LLC v. S-Corp: Which is Right for You? Webinar, featuring Larry Ickes, CPA, on May 18;

* Deductible Business Expenses webinar featuring Larry Ickes, CPA, on June 15;

* Taxes v. Liability: Business Legal Organization Explained an evening clinic in Charleston featuring Joetta Kuhn, CPA on June 17.

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