El Paso County restaurants among businesses eligible for latest COVID-19 financial relief | Colorado Springs News

Small-business owners in El Paso County could have a lifeline tossed their way thanks to a new grant program, a county news release announced.

El Paso County is working with the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments to disperse funding locally after the state Legislature passed a Senate bill devoting money to COVID-19 relief for small businesses.

The grant program, known as the 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief

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El Paso County restaurants among businesses eligible for latest batch of COVID-19 financial relief | Colorado Springs News

Small-business owners in El Paso County could have a lifeline tossed their way thanks to a new grant program, a county news release announced.

El Paso County is working with the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments to disperse funding locally after the state Legislature passed a Senate bill devoting money to COVID-19 relief for small businesses.

The grant program, known as the 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief

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Baker-Polito Administration awards $67.4M in additional grants to businesses impacted by COVID-19

BOSTON (NEWS10) – The Baker-Polito Administration announced $67.4 million in awards to 1,366 additional small businesses in a second round of grants through the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC). Additionally, the new Sector-Specific Small Business Relief Grant Program is now accepting applications from businesses from sectors most impacted by the COIVD-19. Both grant programs are part of a new $668 million relief

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Hunterdon Economic Recovery Task Force awards grants to local businesses

The new Hunterdon Economic Recovery Task Force has worked with the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Foundation to establish a Hunterdon Economic Recovery Fund.

Recently, the Chamber Foundation has awarded six Small Business Recovery Grants through the Hunterdon Economic Recovery Fund. The Task Force was established this year as a direct result of the pandemic.

“The Task Force was formed to look at the long-term recovery needs for the business

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Arts, Entertainment and Recreational businesses down nearly 70% in TN according to Business.org

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —
While business owners in Shelby County are standing by to see what may or may not change with any new health directive, a new report outlines how the economy of the Mid-South has been affected by COVID-19. An analysis by Business.org found In Tennessee businesses connected to the arts, entertainment and recreation are down almost 70 %  since the beginning of the pandemic. 

“I grew up in

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California church creates ‘freedom fund’ for businesses open during COVID shutdown

A large Northern California church has established what it is calling a “freedom fund,” designed to dedicate thousands of dollars to local businesses as most of the state has landed back in an economic shutdown.

But the fund isn’t for businesses that have closed their doors. It’s intended chiefly for those that are defiantly open.

Pastor Greg Fairrington of Destiny Christian, a Pentecostal church in Rocklin, has been a vehement

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‘A leap of faith’ | Three businesses make their debut amid pandemic | Business World

Opening a new business can be a daunting, stressful and exhilarating adventure under normal circumstances. Imagine adding a pandemic and a set of debilitating and ever-changing restrictions that come with it into the mix — not exactly an ideal recipe for success.

How do you build a customer base, get established in the community, or quite frankly, survive your first year while adhering to mandated guidelines and dealing with all

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New Snohomish County online guide aims to boost businesses

EVERETT — Looking for a way to shop small, shop local and shop Snohomish County?

County officials have launched the Support SnoCo Campaign to promote local commerce and offer a guide to area businesses.

The online hub, SupportSnoCo.com, aims to introduce shoppers to businesses across the county through an extensive online directory. A key feature will allow users to create an itinerary to keep track of they places they want

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2020 Cyber Monday deals to support Knoxville businesses

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Cyber Monday isn’t over yet! These stores still have incredible deals going on – but not for long.

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Cyber Monday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is coming up Nov. 30, and this year’s online event is going to be unlike any that’s come before it because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which poses risks for in-person shopping.

If you’re looking to find great deals and give

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Detroit pledges COVID-19 crackdown on noncompliant businesses, schools

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COVID-19 testing site at Williams Recreation Center. - CITY OF DETROIT

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  • COVID-19 testing site at Williams Recreation Center.

As the number of daily coronavirus cases continue to rise to record levels, city of Detroit officials said Monday they will step up enforcement of Michigan’s new COVID-19 restrictions.

City health inspectors will conduct unannounced inspections of businesses and schools beginning

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Outdoor businesses prep for weekend rain in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Rain, wind, and cooler temperatures are in the forecast this weekend. San Diego businesses operating outdoors for the pandemic are making plans to stay dry.

Since the pandemic started businesses in San Diego have had to get creative to stay afloat.

Arthur Boia started PB Yogs as a way for yoga instructors to safely continue classes outdoors.

“The thing with us is we’re yogi’s so we’re

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Gov. Whitmer announces U.S. Small Business Administration relief for eligible businesses impacted by excessive rain

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million available to eligible small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits impacted by excessive rain that occurred Oct. 1, 2019 through June 3, 2020. 

SBA extended the loans following the Secretarial Disaster Declaration obtained by Governor Whitmer from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue 

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Indian businesses gear up in hopes of festive cheer after months of lockdown

People lit up the earthen lamps on all the ghats of the river Ganga during Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi, India.

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Indian businesses are stocking up more ahead of this year’s big festival season than at any time in the last five years, expecting people whose earnings were relatively unaffected by the pandemic to spend the money they saved during months of lockdowns.

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Pandemic multiplies demand, complicates operations for outdoor businesses

“The communities that do have recreation are much better off than those that don’t have recreation,” said Noah Wilson, program director for the Growing Outdoors Partnership of outdoors businesses in Western North Carolina. “If we didn’t have these mountains and we didn’t have the recreation opportunities we have here, we would all be hurting so much more. It’s one of those things where it’s all about how you view it.

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Gilbert businesses, nonprofits to get bulk of coronavirus relief funds

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Town of Gilbert water tower. (Photo: The Republic)

Gilbert will begin spending some of its nearly $30 million in coronavirus relief funding, three months after the town received the money. 

The Town Council will spend $18 million for business grants, loans and other support and $2 million for nonprofits. A majority of the remaining funds may go to a public safety project.

Gov. Doug Ducey in late May announced

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More businesses are folding and leaving laid-off workers in the lurch

The number of businesses going under in South Florida is growing at an alarming rate, cutting the chances for laid-off workers to find other jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Yelp, the national online business listing firm, nearly 3,000 businesses closed in the tri-county area between March 15 and July 1.

Owners are losing their investments. Employees are losing jobs. And lower income workers — among the most vulnerable

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More Than 200 Businesses Receive HoCo RISE Business Relief Grants

HOWARD COUNTY, MD — More than 200 Howard County businesses have received grants in the first round of funding issued by the HoCo RISE Business Relief Grant Program. Howard County officials allocated $5.7 million in CARES Act funding toward the grant program to provide financial assistance to businesses in targeted sectors that have been most impacted by the coronavirus and plan to reopen. New grants supporting local childcare businesses and

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As loans run out, small businesses face reckoning amid COVID-19 surge

The resurgence of COVID-19 across the country this summer has deepened anxiety for millions of American small business owners who face another imminent cash crunch in their battle to survive a historic pandemic.

The government’s $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program, first rolled out in April, was supposed to help many businesses and their employees weather the storm. Nearly half of all American workers are employed by a small business.

But

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Coronavirus In Berkeley: Businesses Open, Fireworks Postponed

BERKELEY, NJ — There’s a lot of news to keep up with right now — locally, nationally and worldwide. Here’s a recap of coronavirus updates in Berkeley.

Cases

The Ocean County Health Department has reported 716 coronavirus cases and 97 deaths in Berkeley as of Wednesday afternoon. That’s an increase of 45 cases and 10 deaths since Patch’s last update June 12.

The health department counted 18 new cases Wednesday

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