WASHINGTON (12/16/08)—Credit unions will be able to get important information on U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by participating in a Dec. 22 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) audio call. The audio call is titled “SBA Lending For Credit Unions: Opportunities and Challenges in the Current Economic Environment.” It will explore the challenges the current economic environment is posed for credit unions and other who participate in SBA lending, as well provide information on how credit unions can participate in SBA programs. Among the speakers participating in the call will be Frank Kressman, staff attorney with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Grady Hedgespeth, SBA's Director of Financial Assistance, and Nicholas Owens, National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness at the SBA, who will moderate the program. The agency experts will also discuss NCUA's member business lending requirements and how they impact SBA lending. Use the resource link below to register for next Monday’s audio call.