MCLA MBA Program Presents ‘Friday Focus’ Panel May 7

May 4, 2021


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — At noon on Friday, May 7, MCLA’s Master of Business Administration Program will present the last event in its “Friday Focus” series of free virtual panels on entrepreneurship and small business in the time of COVID-19.  

Moderated by MCLA Director of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Dr. Joshua Mendel, this event will focus on “Business Financials in the Time of COVID” and feature Gregg Levante, MBA ’14, vice president, commercial banking relationship manager for NBT Bank, N.A.; Adams Community Bank’s Vice President of Business Banking Tracy L. McConnell; Marie Harpin, MBA ’14, Avangrid Renewables’ administrator for its Hoosac and Deerfield wind sites; and MCLA Assistant Professor of Accounting Tara J. Barboza, MBA ’12, EA, CPA. 

To register, visit All events will take place virtually, and are free and open to the public. This event will also be streamed to the MCLA Facebook page and will be archived on the MCLA YouTube channel for later viewing.    

MCLA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a part-time accelerated program designed to meet the needs of the working adult learner. Most courses meet through a combination of online and face-to-face instruction and blend classroom experience with practical, hands-on fieldwork. In addition, the program offers diverse academic programming and provides a high return on investment. MCLA’s MBA program accepts applications throughout the year, and new students may begin the program in the fall, spring, and summer. Learn more at