RELEASE: Senator Obenshain Joins Advisory Board of VA 30 Day Fund

April 23, 2020

Senator and Mrs. Obenshain Join Advisory Board of VA 30 Day Fund

Fund Helps Small Businesses with Grants


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HARRISONBURG – Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Rockingham) issued the following comment following the announcement that he and his wife, Suzanne, have joined the Advisory Board of the VA 30 Day Fund:

Suzanne and I are honored to be joining the Advisory Board of the VA 30 Day Fund.  Small business is the backbone of our economy in the Commonwealth. During this COVID-19 crisis, so many small businesses are struggling to maintain an income and keep their employees on payroll.  We commend Pete and Burson Snyder for launching this fund as a way help Virginia small businesses stay afloat through this crisis. It is great to be working alongside the Snyder’s and the other board members in this important endeavor.

The VA 30 Day Fund is a non-profit that provides quick and easy forgivable loans for Virginia-based small businesses.  The loans are intended to provide immediate financial assistance to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage and employees and save jobs while they await recently approved federal funding.

To see the list of the Advisory Board of the VA 30 Day Fund click here.

For more information about the VA Day Fund click here.

Senator Obenshain represents the twenty-sixth district in the Senate of Virginia. The district includes the city of Harrisonburg and the counties of Warren, Shenandoah, Page Rappahannock and Rockingham (part).  He is a member of the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee; Senate Committee on the Judiciary; Senate Transportation and the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee.


 Release from VA 30 Day Fund: 

Here at the Virginia 30 Day Fund we are working each and every day to provide the help that small businesses need now across the Commonwealth. In a little more than two weeks, thanks to your support we have been able to fully-fund over 90 Virginia small businesses. That said, open applications (i.e. DEMAND) outpace funds ten-fold. WE NEED TO DO MORE TO HELP MORE.

This is why we’re proud to announce that Suzanne and Virginia State Senator Mark Obenshain are joining the Advisory Board of the Virginia 30 Day Fund. Mark, Suzanne and their family are among the Commonwealth’s greatest champions and public servants. While Mark and Suzanne raised their family in Harrisonburg and have made it their civic mission to advocate for the hardworking families of The Valley, their roots and impact runs deep across every corner of our Commonwealth. The Obenshains understand the pain Virginia businesses are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis and are doing everything they can to help.

Mark and Suzanne join a dedicated group of Virginia entrepreneurs, public servants and philanthropic partners – working to save small businesses by serving on the board of the Virginia 30 Day Fund:

· Bobbie Kilberg

· Curtis Gordinier, Managing Member, Maltese Capital

· Jim Cheng, former Virginia Secretary of Commerce

· Mark Kimsey, Board Member, Kimsey Foundation

· Sharon and Virginia State Senator Chap Peterson

· Suzanne Clark, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President

· Todd Stottlemyer, former Rector of the College of William & Mary and CEO of CNSI

· Will Payne, Managing Partner, Coalfield Strategies

We need your help, too. 

We need your help, too. 

· Tell a Virginia small business in your life to apply for a forgivable loan for their small business.

· Follow and share our posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to help spread the word.

· Donate to fund a small business in need. 

TOGETHER, we will pull through this and help hundreds of small businesses and save many, many more jobs along the way.

Stay Strong,

Pete and Burson Snyder
Co-Founders of the Virginia 30 Day Fund