A special loan fair is being held on Thursday Sep. 20th at the Arizona Hotel in downtown Tucson. It will include more than a dozen financial institutions under one roof with more than 10 million dollars in potential loans.

The event is sponsored by the Minority Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona and the Microbusiness Advancement Center as part of "Minority Enterprise Develoment Week" but the co-organizer says it's open to all, regardless of ethnicity or race.

Tony Paniagua speaks to him as well as to a small business owner who opened his company a year ago.