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  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:04 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you for supporting East Atlanta businesses during this time, please continue! 

    • Many businesses that are allowed to re-open per Gov. Kemp's orders will remain closed until they feel safe for their customers and employees. 

    • Some businesses will choose to re-open. It is up to each business to choose what is best for them at this time. 

    • See the guidelines for salons, spas that choose to re-open tomorrow. 

    We continue to support safe practices for businesses and individuals alike per the CDC guidelines. 


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    New Grant Opportunity

    Thanks to a $1 million grant from Sam’s Club, LISC will provide emergency assistance that small businesses desperately need during the Covid-19 crisis. And it doesn’t stop there: Sam’s Club is mobilizing its members to support this effort as well. 


    Learn More

    MOST UP TO DATE INFO ON COVID-19 LEGISLATION + PPP Lender Contact


    Senate Passes Roughly $484 Billion in New Coronavirus Aid

    The Senate on Tuesday approved roughly $484 billion in new coronavirus aid for small businesses and hospitals and more funding for testing, ending a lengthy battle over the size and contents of the package. 

     

    Read More


    SBA Payment Protection Program: Information from Congressman John Lewis

    • Get your application in now!

    • The funds will move fast and many lenders have applications lined up already. 

    • CDFIs, Credit Unions, and smaller banks are expected to be able to offer these loans this round with the new funding. 


    Unity Bank of Texas urges small businesses to apply with them immediately if they have not applied already. You do not have to be a current client. 


    https://www.unitybanktexas.com/Business-Loans.aspx


    George Andrews 404.588.9611

    Michael Green 404.609.3463


    View the NFIB Update

    Great Webinar that answers a lot of questions!

    Click here to view.

     

    On the Federal Tax Deferrals

    The federal government is now allowing deferrals for 100% of the social security payroll tax paid by employers and deferral for 50% of social security costs paid by self-employed individuals. This is applicable to any tax deposits due between 3/27/20 and 12/31/2020.

     

    Why it's right for you:

    The social security payroll tax amounts to 6.2% of gross wages. You can pay 50% of the taxes by December 2021 and the other 50% by December 2022.


    Things to note:

    If you defer these tax deposits, you as the employer are solely liable for payment by the extended due date.

     

    Employers that participate in the PPP are not eligible for this program. However, they can defer taxes up until the date the employer applies for and receives a decision that their PPP loan has been forgiven.

     

    On Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

    Why it's right for you:

    For each quarter through the end of 2020, employers are eligible for a credit of up to 50% of the first $10,000 in qualified wages for each qualified employee. This employee retention credit is limited to the 6.2% employer share of Social Security taxes subject to several conditions, and any excess credit is refundable.


    Things to note:

    You cannot get this credit if you have a PPP loan.

     

    On Refusing to Work + Collecting Unemployment

    There are a lot of questions as Georgia prepares to reopen for business under strict social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

     

     

    Read More

    FILL OUT THE EABA COVID-19 BUSINESS RESPONSE SURVEY

    We want to know how your business has been impacted over the month and business continuity steps you have taken. 

    • We will share this information with the City of Atlanta to gather data to better inform the needs of the business community during these uncertain times.

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS FRIDAY APRIL 30, 2020

    FILL OUT THE SURVEY NOW


  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:46 AM | Anonymous

    We know since COVID-19 changed our lives, most of our energy is focused on keeping our businesses afloat ...when we seem to be lost at sea.


    So today, do these FOUR THINGS and know you're doing great!

    We're here for you!

    We're in this TOGETHER! 




    1.     SIGN UP FOR THE SAVE SMALL BUSINESS FUND

    • Opens Monday 4/20/20. Businesses in 30316 are eligible for $5000 grants
    • Sign up to notified to apply on Monday 

    SIGN UP TO APPLY ON MONDAY


                


    2.     LET CONGRESS KNOW SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED MORE FUNDING


    Since Friday, April 3, small businesses have been applying for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loans authorized under the CARES Act that was enacted on March 27.

    Business owners have experienced setbacks while applying for the PPP forgivable loans and the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) and Emergency Grants. Further appropriations and improvements to the PPP are needed as well as increased access to EIDLs and Emergency Grants.

    Congress needs to hear from you NOW. Tell them your experience applying for PPPL and EIDLs and how they need to improve and expand these programs immediately.

    Act NOW and urge your Senators and Representative to improve and expand access to the PPP, EIDLs, and Emergency Grants.

    COVID-19 LOAN TRACKER

    EASY TEMPLATE TO SEND CONGRESS A MESSAGE

    SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH PPP


                  


    3. FILL OUT THE EABA COVID-19 BUSINESS RESPONSE SURVEY

    We want to know how your business has been impacted over the past three weeks and business continuity steps you have taken. 

    • We will share this information with the City of Atlanta to gather data to better inform the needs of the business community during these uncertain times.

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2020. 

    FILL OUT THE SURVEY NOW


                   


    4. REGISTER  FOR THE ZOOM GENERAL MEETING ON 4/21 

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqc-GtqTIrH9c5c1PVsjG4Hb0Pu5wUe1ea

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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    BONUS: KEEP SUPPORTING EAST ATLANTA BUSINESSES

    Find out what they are offering during COVID-19

    • Share the list with all of your friends.
    • Email hello@eastatlantabiz.com for additions or changes
    • Check business' social media for daily updates
    • Busineses tag @eastatlantabiz on IG & FB so we can share your posts.
    • Thank you!!!


  • Monday, April 20, 2020 9:05 PM | Anonymous

    NEXT MEETING: MAY 19| 6-8PM |VIRTUAL | EVERYONE WELCOME!!

    Email hello@eastatlantabiz.com by the 10th of the month to be added to the agenda! 

    AGENDA

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqc-GtqTIrH9c5c1PVsjG4Hb0Pu5wUe1ea 

    Zoom meeting guidelines

    • All attendees will be on mute upon entry to the meeting. 

    • Please stay muted unless called on or need to speak. 

    • Use the chat to send questions or resources to everyone or just to the host. 

    • Please participate in the polls when prompted. 

    • We’d love for you to be on video so we can connect!!

    6:00-6:05: Welcome- Let’s Get Comfortable 

    We’re going to focus on business first, then spend the majority of the meeting with check-ins and finding out where businesses need the most help! This is when you’ll introduce yourself! 

    6:05-6:10: Organization Update:

    • Secretary: Meeting Minutes: No Meeting in March. Approve/Amend Feb 18 Meeting Minutes

    • Treasurer: Finances:  Bank Account established at Wells Fargo  Current Balance: 

      • All membership dues are processed through the website now. NO MORE PAYPAL! 

      • Includes the $5000 Atlanta Main Street stipend. $1100 spent on Mobilize Main Street

    • IN PROCESS: 501 c(6) paperwork. Incorporation complete! 

    • EABA meetings will be virtual until further notice! 


    6:10-6:20: EABA COVID-19 ACTION: Nate Minor | President


    FYI: News Updates


    6:20-6:30: Committee Update


    EABA Membership: Co-Chairs Lauren Janis: Big Daddy Biscuits and Vicki Park: Park Pet Supply

    https://eastatlantabiz.com/membership  | https://eastatlantabiz.com/Directory

    • All membership payments are online through the website. No more PayPal. 

    • To pay by Check: Mail to: EABA ℅ Screen Fixing 1267 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316

      • Your membership will not be activated until payment is received. 

    Thank you to our 50 members!!! 

    Argosy   Atlanta Intown Real Estate Services,    Big Daddy Biscuits, LLC Bookish CarlenR Inc.      Carolina Hemp Company Clarity at Work Dani Weiss Photography  Daniel Moore Studios David Garrison Global Group of Origins Real Estate  DogtoberfestEAV East Atlanta Copy Center East Atlanta Kids Club East Atlanta LLC   Eastside Church EAV Strut Inc. Emerald City Bagels  

    Foltz Catering & Events Friends of East Atlanta Library   Furside Pet Spa Gaja Korean Bar Gate City Tattoo Grantlanta Lawn Holy Taco   House Of Ramirez idealDESIGN,inc In

     Atlanta Realtors - Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown    Keller Knapp Realty Layton Consulting, LLC Marsha Bagley - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ga Properties  Motor City South  

    Neighborhood Commercial Redevelopment   Original Baby Intown Learning Center Paint Sip Socialize  Park Pet Supply Partners Benefit Pellerin Real Estate Planned Parenthood Southeast Health Center   Pure Upscale Hair Studio Rogue Digital Sarah Dyne Signature Events Scott Doss Wellness ScreenFixing.com   TaroTeri Spiritual LLC TaxConcepts The Glenwood The Midway Pub  

    Village Church Of East Atlanta   Village Fitness W.T.G. Properties, Ltd.

    New Members Since Last Meeting: Taro Teri Spiritual LLC, Clarity at Work, Midway Pub, Carolina Hemp Company   PENDING PAYMENT: Team Lis Smash and Meadows Mortuary  

    Marketing Committee:   

    Branding EABA: Joe Price, Traci Sampson & Meg Snyder

    • Working on a digital presentation. 

    Social Media Benefits for Members: Aly Ryan

    • Members will receive one post on IG and FB from EABA when you become an EABA member.

    • MEMBER TO DO: 

      • Follow EastAtlantaBiz on  Facebook and IG! 

      • Add EastAtlanta Biz as Co-host on FB events!!!, 

      • Tag EABA in posts so we can regram and share! 

      • Use hashtags #eastatlanta #eav #eastatlantabiz  #eaba #atlstrong #weareatl #supportlocal


    7:00: Check In: How is everyone doing? 

    Each attendee will be called upon to introduce yourself, your business and mention the impact of COVID-19 on your business and one thing you need help with. 

    • EABA Board of Directors will start the check in. 

    • Please unmute to talk when called upon. 



     7:30 or 8:00PM | Adjourn Meeting | Depending on the number of attendees



  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:59 PM | Anonymous

    We want to know how your business has been impacted over the past month and business continuity steps you have taken. This information is needed to best understand the impact and the resources you have used. We will share this information with the City of Atlanta to better advocated on behalf of small businesses in our community.

    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2020. 

    FILL OUT THE SURVEY

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:59 PM | Anonymous

    WEBINARS

    Free webinar on the Paycheck Protection Program

    Join Intuit on Friday, April 17 at 11:00 AM PT as our panel discusses this new government-backed relief program and how it can help eligible businesses and organizations.

    Commercial Tenant/Landlord FB Live with Downs Law

    https://www.facebook.com/events/868902863589924/

    There's obviously a lot of economic instability with the recent Covid-19 outbreak. What is the impact of the recent crisis on landlord/tenant relationships?

    Downs Law will answer landlord/tenant questions live on Facebook this Friday at noon.

    POST YOUR QUESTIONS
    Please post your questions on FB in the event conversation or send us a question in messenger.

    AWBI GRANTS

    AWBI Grants for COVID-19 Small Business Support + Recording of EIDL & PPP Webinar 

    Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative (AWBI) has just launched a new COVID-19 Small Business Support fund with a focus on supporting black owned businesses located in City of Atlanta's Southwest, Southeast, or Northwest neighborhoods.

    Grants ranging from $2,500 - $25,000 will be awarded to qualifying businesses to cover employee salaries, rent, supplier expenses, and technical assistance for up to 3 months.

    Criteria:

    • Business must be established prior to March 16, 2019.

    • Business must be in good standing.

    • Annual Revenues of the business or nonprofit not to exceed $3 million as evidenced by Financial Statement or other financial documentation.

    • Eligible uses include: working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, technical assistance or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of operations.

    Learn more and apply >>

    https://www.atlantawealthbuilding.org/covid19-relief-fund


    PATCH LISTINGS

    Patch has made it easier for local businesses and individuals to help reach their communities during the coronavirus outbreak.

    For a limited time, events and classifieds are free to promote in one community, so your messages to your neighbors can get more visibility.

    Posting to Patch’s classifieds section can help spread the word out about job listings, housing opportunities, stuff for sale and more.

    Also, you can post to Patch’s local calendars to share fundraisers, webinars or other virtual events still happening while you’re sheltered in place.

    When you choose to promote your event or classified for free, your post will get featured on Patch’s news pages and in our newsletters for the next seven days. If you want to promote for longer, or to more communities, you can do so for just $1 per day.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to our support team, who can help you get started right away.

    The Patch Team


    GOFUND ME MATCHING GRANT

    Business Owners: If you have one, submit your GoFundMe to get a $500 matching grant. I did it a couple weeks ago and they just matched $500 to our GoFundMe today. It's really simple...

    Here are the requirements...

    • - Have at least $500 raised
    • - Have the business owner set up as the beneficiary to the campaign (if they aren't raising funds themselves)
    • - Have withdrawals set up
    • - Add the hashtag #smallbusinessrelief to your campaign story

    https://www.gofundme.com/small-business-relief-fundraisers…

    To donate to the grant fund:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/smallbusinessrelieffund


  • Friday, April 10, 2020 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    It’s been a wild ride this past month since COVID-19 has become an ever changing daily topic of our lives and impact on our small businesses.  Now, with the Governor extending the stay at home order  through the end of April, we feel your anxiety about the unknown especially how to navigate all the information that is out there! 

    This is absolutely a time to lean on YOUR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION.  EABA was formed to promote, advocate and connect - no matter the circumstances.  During these uniquely challenging times, here is what we are doing on your behalf:

    Advocate

    Promote

    Connect

    • Weekly emails and blog posts with business resources

    • Members can expect a check-in call from our board of directors over the next few weeks. 

    • Virtual meetings over the next few months. 

    EABA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

    We will be highlighting a few members each email. 

    East Atlanta Farmers Market postponed to open but is a pick up location for Community Farmers Markets: Instructions for ORDERING and PICKUP

    Support OUR EABA Members NOW! Curbside & Delivery:

    • Big Daddy Biscuits Social Distancing PopUp - Find FB Event/On the site

      • 15% discount online using the code LOVE2020

      • Big Daddy Will Be at this Social Distancing Pop-Up- Pre-order by midnight Thursdays for pick up on Saturday!

    • Bookish: An update -- they're not ordering new books until the beginning of May for safety reasons; however they ARE continuing no contact home delivery of books in stock.

    BUSINESS OWNERS

    UNEMPLOYMENT FILING

    As an Employer: Unemployment Filing for Partial Claims for your Employees

    Update on Department of Revenue Tax Filing Deadlines


    INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

    PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance)

    This includes individuals who are self-employed, gig workers, 1099 independent contractors, or those with limited work history who will not qualify for state unemployment benefits.

    The GDOL is modifying its current online unemployment application adding new questions to better identify those individuals who may be eligible for PUA.  This modified application is expected to be available on Monday, April 13, 2020. Once the application is received, it will take several weeks to process.

    If you have already filed a claim with the GDOL and will be eligible to potentially receive benefits under this program, you do NOT have to refile your claim.  These individuals will be identified and sent an email with a link to provide additional information for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program.

    Read More


    BUSINESS OWNERS & INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

    CARES ACT: PPP AND  EIDL

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocates $349 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the current circumstances they are encountering. The CARES Act provides funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, modifies the existing Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and provides immediate loan payment relief for current SBA 7(a) borrowers.

    READ MORE


    NFIB Coronavirus Part V: UPDATE –  SBA’s EIDL and PPP Loan Programs

    Download slides and hear the recordings

    UPDATE ON Invest Atlanta Business Continuity Loan Fund AS OF 4.7.20

    In just over two weeks the small business continuity loan fund has over 500 inquiries and/or applicants at some point in the process. 

    To date 13 loans have been approved and over 80 are under review. Suspending the acceptance of applications. Only complete applications will be reviewed and considered at this time. 

    In the process of working with philanthropy and other partners to increase the funds available, with the intention of increasing the number of small businesses that can be served through this program. 

    • Please share that all applications in process, but not completed, will be placed on hold until additional funds are identified. 

    • Program updates will be sent out to applicants via email. 

    Those who have not yet begun an application, but are interested in receiving updates, should fill out this brief survey and indicate their interest in the business continuity loan fund.  


    RESTAURANTS 

    ARTISTS

    United States Artists Launches $10M Artist Relief Fund to Help Artists Affected by COVID-19

    Artist Relief is an emergency, non-restricted fund that will grant $5,000 to individual artists facing financial hardship; serve as an informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Research Partner Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists moving forward. 

    To apply for relief between 4/8-4/23: https://www.artistrelief.org/apply  

    STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY! #ATLSTRONG!   

  • Sunday, April 05, 2020 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    FRIDAY APRIL 3 WEBINARS

    NFIB COVID-19 Part IV: How to Apply for a Coronavirus Small Business Loan Webinar: Friday April 3 @ Noon

    • NFIB will host its fourth COVID-19 webinar on Friday, April 3, 2020, at 12 pm ET, which will focus exclusively on small business loan programs that are now available.
    • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications are already being accepted. And starting April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPPL). Businesses interested in a PPPL have been advised by the U.S. Treasury Department to apply as quickly as they can because there is a funding cap. 
    • SEE THE SLIDES FROM THE PRESENTATION

    Facebook Live with Downs Law on Commercial Landlord/Tenant Q&A: Friday April 3 @ Noon




    FRIDAY APRIL 3: PAYROLL PROTECTION PLAN OPENS

    Payroll Protection Plan: Opens Friday April 3 through June 30, 2020

    Based on the legislation, it may be helpful for interested business owners to gather the following information about their business:
    • 2019 Payroll — including the last 12 months of payroll
    • 2019 Employees — 1099's for 2019 employees and independent contractors that would otherwise be an employee of your business. (Note: Do NOT include 1099's for services)
    • Healthcare costs — all health insurance premiums paid by the business owner under a group health plan.
    • Retirement — your company retirement plan funding paid for by the company.
    Sample Application


    CARES Act Info

             


    GRANT OPPORTUNITY DUE SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2020


    More good news for small businesses! Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Verizon are partnering to provide grants up to $10,000 to businesses and non-profits facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19 with an emphasis on supporting entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.


    The grant can be used for paying rent and utilities, meeting payroll, paying outstanding debt to vendors, and other immediate operational costs.

    Applications are due on Saturday, April 4. Click here to apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LISCSBGrant

              


    RESTAURANT RELIEF FUNDS


    EAV business owners with out of work or staff with cut hours, we have set up a resource for customers to find and directly tip their favorite servers, bartenders, etc. Tips go directly to the employee. We just need a list of staff names and their preferred e-payment methods. 


    Go to www.facebook.com/EAVvirtualtipjar/ and message us your info. We will message you back when your info is live and you can promote the site. 

    EAV https://www.facebook.com/EAVvirtualtipjar/  


              


    UNEMPLOYMENT INFO + LOANS AND GRANTS 


    Unemployment Filing Claims Info

    SBA Disaster Loan Relief Fund


    Truist-Liftfund Disaster ReliefApply for grants ranging from $5K-$25K to combat capital shortages. 

               


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    SOCIAL MEDIA CHECK UP!

    • Follow on Facebook & Instagram: EastAtlantaBiz
    • Tag @EastAtlantaBiz on all posts on FB & IG
    • Use hashtags #eastatlantabiz #EABA #weareatl #atlstrong
    • Add @EastAtlantaBiz as a co-host to FB events!

    JOIN EABA + CHECK OUT OUR MEMBERS


  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:07 PM | Anonymous

    HootSuite Article Adapting to More Digital and Social Ways of Being in a Time of Crisis + Free Access to Professional Plan Until July 1, 2020 

    Small Business Relief Initiative with Quickbooks & GoFundMe

    Invest Atlanta Business Continuity Loan Fund

    Atlanta BeltLine Business Resources During COVID-19

    ATLSTRONG.org

    QuickBooks customers with personal and business credit history and revenue of at least $50,000 over the past 12 months, you may be eligible for a loan up to $100,000 from Intuit's small business program.  

    APPLY HERE

    Square customers:Square Capital supports eligible businesses with loans between $500-$250,000. Log in to your Square Dashboard, or learn more HERE

    Toast customer: Eligible restaurants can access capital without a credit score requirement via Toast Capital. LEARN MORE HERE

    Kabbage provides small businesses with a simple online application that can be paid over 6, 12, or 18 months with no origination fees. If it makes sense for your business, you can explore applying to a line of credit up to $250,000 HERE Kabbage launched an online hub to help boost sales for U.S small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a system through which businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for use at a later date. Learn more.


    List of some banks providing relief during this time.

    JPMorgan pledged $50 million global philanthropic commitment to support communities and people hit hardest by this public health crisis, including $2 million to existing nonprofit partners and $8 million to assist small businesses. Learn more.

    The James Beard Foundation is launching a fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need. Learn more. 

    MainVest, a crowdfunding platform, announced its new Main Street Initiative: a $2,000, zero-interest, 120 day loan for restaurants or other brick and mortars affected by the shutdown. Learn more.

    Opportunity Fund, which specializes in money lending to small businesses owned by women, immigrants and people of color, is collaborating with investors and nonprofits to put together a coronavirus relief fund that will provide grants and low-interest rate loans. Learn more.

    For assistance with applications, please reach out to the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center


  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    The City of Atlanta has ordered a 14 day STAY AT HOME ORDER. Find out what you can and can not do during this time.  

    This includes a list of essential businesses that are allowed to be open. 

    Here are the ones open in East Atlanta!  

    • Restaurants with Take Out/Delivery + To Go Alcohol with Order:  Argosy, Wing Bar, Joe's Coffee, Holy Taco, Flatiron, Midway, Grant Central, Banshee, Soba, Emerald City Bagels, Blue Cantina, We Suki Suki + Global Grub Collective,  EAV Thai and Sushi, Elder Tree Public House, HodgePodge Coffeehouse, Gaja
    • Gas Station: Buddy's
    • Grocery Store: Kroger and Publix (close by)
    • Dry Cleaner/Laundromat.: 
    • Liquor Store: 
    • Pharmacy: 
    • Pet Store: Park Pet Supply
    • Veterinary: Village Vets 
    • Auto Repair: Motor City South, Village Garage & Custom
    • Home Supply Store
    • Post Office: East Atlanta Post Office
    • Healthcare: Planned Parenthood

    Please take this time to support East Atlanta businesses that are offering TAKE OUT AND ONLINE ORDERING and are OPEN to serve you! 

    • This list changes daily. Check back often. Thanks!
      • We are keeping up as best we can.
      • Includes all EABA members and other businesses with online ways to support during this uncertain time. 


    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Launches #ATLSTRONG, Providing COVID-19 Information and Resources for Atlanta Residents

    ATLANTA—Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the launch of #ATLSTRONG—a new website that will serve as a COVID-19 resource hub for Atlanta residents. By visiting ATLSTRONG.ORG, residents and businesses can sign up for COVID-19 text alerts, request information on emergency fund assistance relief and more.

    “Atlanta will rise above the challenges we face with the COVID-19 health threat, and we will do so together,” said Mayor Bottoms. “By staying connected, residents and businesses alike can do their part to ensure we stop the spread of this virus and start the recovery process.”

    By texting “ATLCOVID19” to 888777, users will receive the latest and necessary information on COVID-19 as it happens. By visiting ATLSTRONG.ORG, visitors will find information on meal assistance, CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, find information on Mayor Bottoms’ Executive and Administrative Orders and tax relief information for businesses.

    The launch of #ATLSTRONG is the latest action taken by Mayor Bottoms to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the City of Atlanta. 

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Executive Order instituting a temporary order for those individuals within the territorial jurisdictional limits of the City of Atlanta to stay in their place of residence.

    Mayor Bottoms issued an Executive Order calling for the closure of all bars and nightclubs that do not serve food, gyms and fitness centers, movie theaters, live performance venues, bowling alleys, and arcades, and private social clubs, located within the territorial jurisdictional limits of the City of Atlanta. However, restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments where food is served may continue preparing and offering food to customers via delivery service, drive-through, or take-out. 

    Mayor Bottoms issued an Administrative Order directing the Atlanta Police Department to refrain from enforcing prohibitions against the sale of unopened wine or malt beverages by the package for off premises consumption by restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments licensed for the sale of those beverages. 

    Mayor Bottoms also issued a directive for the Centers of Hope Afterschool program to continue to provide free meals to all students who rely on them throughout the closure of schools. For more information on the Centers of Hope Afterschool Program and Registration, please visit the Official Website

    The City has also posted prevention information and additional resources related to COVID-19 on its website here

    Chief among the City’s guidance to residents and visitors are the following preventative measures:

    1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
    2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
    3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
    4. Stay home when you are sick. 
    5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 
    6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 
    7. If you have recently returned from a country with ongoing COVID-19 infections monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials

    Recommended CDC safety guidelines can be found online here.

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    Gov. Kemp Orders Schools Closed Through April 24

    GEORGIA — As the initial closing of Georgia schools nears on Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp extended the closure of all public schools in Georgia through April 24.

    Kemp signed an executive order on Thursday "that mandates public schools will remain closed for in-person instruction through April 24 - students may return on Monday, April 27," Sen. Jen Jordan tweeted.

    "Prior to this date, governor will make a decision on the remainder of school year," Jordan said.

    READ ARTICLE



  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    a. City of Atlanta Shelter at Home Order + Governor Kemp Announcement: YESTERDAY 3.23.20
    b. Town Hall: TODAY 3.24.20: Amir Farokhi hosts District 2 COVID-19 Town c. Hall - Small Business & Hospitality Focus
    c. No Interest Loans: Invest Atlanta Business Continuity Loan Fund- Fill out sooner than later!!!

    d. SBA Disaster Loan Assistance: Now Open

    e. FB Grants- sign up for notifications

    The details --

    a. YESTERDAY: 3.23.20 City of Atlanta + Governor Kemp Announcement

    • Dekalb County asked families to shelter in place and added a 9pm voluntary curfew. READ MORE


    b.TODAY 3.24.20 - Amir Farokhi hosts District 2 COVID-19 Town Hall for Any Small Business & Hospitality Business in Atlanta

    Hosted by Amir Farokhi, District 2 Council member. 

    Open to any small business and hospitality business in Atlanta. 


    Town Hall Login Details: 

    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

    When: Mar 24, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Topic: District2 COVID-19 Town Hall - Small Business & Hospitality

     

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    https://zoom.us/j/811863095

     

    Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +16465588656,,811863095#  or +13126266799,,811863095#

    Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782

        Webinar ID: 811 863 095

    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aKIpsF53v

     

     

    c. Small Business Funds Available

    IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS LAST FRIDAY! --

    Invest Atlanta Business Continuity Loan Fund NOW OPEN https://www.investatlanta.com/business-continuity-loan-fund


    d. SBA DISASTER LOAN ASSISTANCE NOW OPEN

    SBA Loan Overview with Application Link


    e. SIGN UP FOR NOTIFICATIONS 

    Facebook Grants for Small Businesses


     

    Stay safe! 

    #flattenthecurve

    #supportlocal


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EABA strives to create cohesion and communication between businesses, residents and City of Atlanta to preserve the history and integrity of East Atlanta Village.

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