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Applications are now being accepted for the Resurgence Grant Fund, a new program to help Atlanta’s small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and two other grant programs for individuals working in the creative and cosmetology industries.
The Resurgence fund offers qualified city of Atlanta businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $40,000 to help them cover pandemic-related costs such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus a credit of up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
In addition to the Resurgence Grant Fund, Invest Atlanta is planning to reopen the Strength in Beauty Fund, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to cosmetology professionals like hairstylists and nail technicians.
The Resurgence Grant Fund is made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Applications close for all three programs on Aug. 31, 2020. Please visit www.investatlanta.com, email email@example.com or call 404-880-7255 for more information on program eligibility and requirements, educational events, and the online application process.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020!
8.12.20 NFIB WEBINAR | Preparing for PPP Loan Forgiveness and PPP Q&A
For businesses that received a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the rules are ever changing with new SBA guidance just published on August 4. This week’s webinar will cover the latest SBA updates and provide Q&A.
Presenters will cover the recent developments, including:
Your personal stories of small business success and hardship can influence lawmakers in meaningful ways. The NFIB Virtual Fly-In is free to attend and will offer meetings with Members of Congress, information, tips, tools, and tactics that will help you make an impact with legislators before they vote.
8.19.20 WEBINAR |Creating Content That Converts
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It’s easy to think that a great product or service will sell itself, but it’s rarely the case. Hear from marketing experts on how they create and market content that converts to sales. You’ll learn how to utilize different types of content to tell a story, increase engagement around your content, and then repurpose your content for different channels to maximize visibility.
8.26.20 WEBINAR | Small Business Access to Capital Webinar
This webinar discusses traditional and no-traditional options on how to finance a start-up or growing business. Discussion includes different financing options, such as bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, non-bank lenders, private investors and the myths and realities of grant funding, and how to pick the right financing options.
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Happy Monday, the first of August. We want you to know about two very important items to pay attention to this week!
AUG. 4 @ 6:00PM | CITY WIDE RESURGENCE GRANT FUND LIVE STREAM
EAST ATLANTA STRUT IN PLACE | Saturday September 24, 2020 | NOON - 6PM
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EABA GENERAL MEETING: TUESDAY 8.18.20 @ 6PM
EXTENDED COVID RESTRICTIONS
Can you believe it's almost the end of July and our 5th month of COVID life?
Stay healthy, be kind and keep connecting! We're here for you!
Save the Date for the next EABA General Zoom Meeting | Tuesday August 18th @ 6PM.
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7.29.20 @ 11am | Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Hosts Small Business Recovery Tele-town Hall
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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pleased to announce his office’s fourth financial recovery tele-town hall titled, Rebuilding & Recovering Financially: A Path to Financial Recovery. The tele-town hall, hosted through the She Leads financial literacy program, will provide insight and advice for Georgia small business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling during the current economic turmoil. The event will take place on July 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM.
7.29.20 @ Noon | NFIB Webinar
SCORE, updates on the EIDL and PPP, Paid Leave Reimbursement, and Q&A
Join special guest, SCORE’s Executive Director Bridget Weston, along with Beth and Holly to learn about FREE business resources available through SCORE, and also reimbursement for paid sick and family leave, loans, and what’s next for small business financial assistance.
The webinar will cover:
7.30.20 @ 6:30PM | New City of Atlanta COVID-19 Small Business Grants, including the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty grant funds.
RSVP TO JOIN THURSDAY JULY 30TH @ 6:30PM WITH DISTRICT 5 COUNCIL MEMBER NATALYN ARCHIBONG
The Resurgence Grant Fund, made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), offers up to $40,000 to help cover pandemic-related costs, such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus access to up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
Two other existing funds, the creATL Relief Fund and Strength in Beauty Fund, have also both been recapitalized with a portion of the CARES Act allocation. Both funds will continue to support the creative and cosmetology sectors by offering $1,000 grants to alleviate hardships due to the loss of business as a result of the pandemic.
Applications for the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty Grant Funds open Monday, August 10.
BRICK AND MORTAR SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM | APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW
Announcing the launch of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country.
SHOP SMALL ENROLLMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO 8/23/20
Extended the offer enrollment period to 8/23/20 – so even more eligible Amex® Card Members have the chance to get rewarded when they Shop Small.
American Express Card Members can get $5 back in the form of a statement credit after they spend $10 or more at eligible small businesses – in stores and online – up to 10x* after they enroll on ShopSmall.com by 8/23/20.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO SAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES!
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Earlier this week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill to save live entertainment venues. This bill, called the Save Our Stages Act, needs your support in order to pass.
6.16.20 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
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6.23.20 BRANDING PRESENTATION
6.25.20 CITY OF ATLANTA CREATL FUND
Calling all #creatives - If you have experienced a loss of job opportunities, contracts, freelance or other work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and live in the city of #Atlanta, you may qualify for the #creATL Relief fund. Tune in later TODAY for a live Q&A to learn more: www.investatlanta.com/creatl
WE WILL MISS THE T-SHIRT LADY IN EAV!!!
Message from The T-Shirt Lady and Son from Facebook!
Over the last few years, we have noticed an incline in our online sales and have contemplated closing our brick & mortar MANY TIMES to concentrate on our online business while at the same time saving on overhead but that decision was never reached. When you are attached to the community, the building, and all the work you put into having a retail location, decisions like this can be extremely hard.
With the recent pandemic, our business was forced to operate totally online which we thought would be temporary. However, the positive outcomes of making that transition during difficult times has lead us to make a professional business decision to close our brick & mortar location and operate out of our private studio permanently.
Our intention is to continue to give great customer service, products, and services to our community here in Atlanta and the rest of the United States. It saddens us to leave the community physically but we are moving our business in another direction which we are super excited about and we hope that you will be excited for us as well.
Our hearts are FULL and we are very excited about our new journey and want to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us at ALL of our brick and mortar over the last 17 years! You are greatly appreciated for all of your support and continued support.
If you need any help in finding out how to order from us, please feel free to give us a call or visit our website for more information. Once again, thank you for your support and we will keep you updated on our progress.
“We are Closing One Door and Opening Another and are still here to serve YOU!”
We're officially into a new season of COVID-19 living, most businesses are reopened in some capacity with more adjustments daily, the need to apply for relief is still real for many. We know that this time has been challenging at best. Just know that EABA is here for you- drop of a call or email anytime.
Back before we even knew COVID existed, EABA held a branding exercise at our November general meeting.
From that meeting, the marketing committee creatives have been hard at work creating a brand for our organization as well as a brand for the neighborhood.
SEE WHAT Joe Price Design, Media Terror Alert and Traci with an Eye Graphic Design have been working on- an EABA logo, an East Atlanta mark and our very own font type!!!!
Please register in advance for the ZOOM EABA BRANDING PRESENTATION
EIDL APPLICATION IS OPEN AGAIN
PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS UPDATE | APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON JUNE 30TH!
NFIB Webinar | Wed. @ Noon | REGISTER HERE
New PPP Law Updates
WATCH A STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION
CATCH UP ON ALL PPP RECORDED WEBINARS AND OTHER COVID BUSINESS RELATED INFO
NEED HELP WITH THE PPP APPLICATION?
MAKE SURE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A PPP LOAN BEFORE YOU SCHEDULE
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WEEKLY UPDATE FROM NCCHR | WHAT DOES DEFUND THE POLICE ACTUALLY MEAN WEBINAR? 6.26.20
We look forward to seeing you on the screen tomorrow, Tuesday June 16th @ 6pm.
We look forward to co-creating a more inclusive East Atlanta business community with you. Please share this to any business owner you know that operates a business in East Atlanta. Everyone is welcome!
We find ourselves in uncharted territory: three months into COVID living and a long overdue awakening towards equality and justice for all.
We hope you are healthy, your business is starting to emerge from the COVID haze and seeing more support from customers...maybe even some in person....of course socially distant.
Remember to tag us @EastAtlantaBiz on FB & IG. We want to keep up with all of your business changes as best as we can! We'll reshare/repost too!
PLEASE TAKE 10 MINUTES TO READ THIS POST & CLICK ON THE LINKS FOR MORE INFO. It will inform, educate and offer you ways to engage. We know it's a lot to take in, but we also know that your inbox is overflowing...so we'll just send you this BIG ONE FOR NOW
6.12.20 @ Noon | As part of the Campaign for Equal Dignity, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes Fair Fight for a conversation about the current issues voters face and how to ensure the right to vote is extended to all people. Moderated by Mo Ivory
Online event. Free. Register and Sign the Pledge!
We invite you to co-create actionable steps towards making sure all business owners in East Atlanta are heard, included and welcomed.
Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdu-oqjwjE9O-9n7OYEjbON0pKecIWAlK
NEW STATE REOPENING GUIDELINES START ON JUNE 16TH
Governor Brian Kemp has signed a NEW Executive Order that goes into effect at 12 AM on June 16 and runs through 11:59 PM on June 30.
READ FULL STATE ORDER 6.11.20
As it relates to restaurants:
• In restaurants and dining rooms, there is no longer a party maximum for the number of people who can sit together.
• There is no longer a limit on the number of patrons allowed per square foot.
• Workers at restaurants, dining rooms, banquet facilities, private event facilities, and private reception venues are only required to wear face coverings when they are interacting with patrons.
• In a bar, now you can have fifty people – up from twenty-five – or thirty-five percent of total listed fire capacity, whichever is greater.
• For salad bars and buffets, a worker can use cafeteria-style service to serve patrons or the establishment can provide hand sanitizer, install a sneeze guard, enforce social distancing, and regularly replace shared utensils to allow patron self-service.
CITY OF ATLANTA 5 PHASE PLAN
Read the full 5 Phase Plan Here
As of May 27, 2020 we entered into Phase 2.
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ORDER TOUCHLESS SANITIZER STATIONS
THANK YOU TO ARGOSY FOR HELPING ALL BUSINESS HAVE ACCESS!
Contact Directly: Matt VanMol with Sysco- firstname.lastname@example.org
Use: Armando’s Argosy account
Pay: With Your Company Credit Card
Pick Up: At Argosy
PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS UPDATE
The new PPP law:
NO PENALTY FOR UNPAID BUSINESS LICENSE UNTIL JUNE 3OTH!
READ FULL STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY
Please receive this support statement as a beginning point for more heartfelt discussions, learning and ongoing actions towards creating an equitable business community of East Atlanta.
Join us on Tuesday June 16th, for our Zoom General Meeting! We invite you to co-create actionable steps towards making sure all business owners in East Atlanta are heard, included and welcomed.
We are in the midst of a revolution, a pandemic, and a time of great pain and concern for our community. East Atlanta is a place that shows the diversity of Atlanta. East Atlanta Business Association exists because of its business owners, employees, customers, vendors, and neighbors. When one person hurts; we all hurt.
We stand in support of our black and brown business owners.We are a community that stands together strong- today, and every day. Our organization is dedicated to supporting all businesses in East Atlanta through building meaningful relationships, open discussions and inclusive decisions to connect, empower and promote our diverse community.
We support Black Lives Matter, Equality, and Justice for all!
Thank you to everyone who attended our Tuesday EABA Meeting!
HERE ARE THE MEETING MINUTES
SEE THE MEETING VIDEO HERE:
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FILL OUT THE 2020 STRUT SURVEY
Let the STRUT know how you'd like to get involved with this NEW STRUT 2020!
We have an unusual plan for this year’s Strut (Saturday, September 26), and we’d love your help spreading the word and getting input from businesses.
In this era of social distancing, we plan to broaden the Strut footprint by having two components, one a chance for businesses to Strut their stuff and the other a way for neighborhood streets to Strut in place.
Read more about the ideas and how to get involved with STRUT 2020: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ov4FNKN_9KEPnLQ0-Xy74tN-SN1RDXdD60xsFxDZi0Q/edit?usp=sharing
Have a safe, socially distant Memorial Day holiday weekend!
EABA strives to create cohesion and communication between businesses, residents and City of Atlanta to preserve the history and integrity of East Atlanta Village.
Mailing Address: 1267 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta GA 30316