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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
CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR HELP
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.
Read an Intown Article
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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/zM54Bbbg8ThOWqvHyWXdQoEIEbW4eaa8hiIfr6JbnUa5m5Xga1kKyS_JcBjMxUyb Password: 5f@=r+1E
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!
Here's the low down for our meeting Tomorrow, Tuesday 5/19 @ 6pm on Zoom:
How can you join in on the meeting fun?
Latest Employer Unemployment Updates
Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3 pm
Maximum Capacity: 3000 participants
Please register here:
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11 amMaximum Capacity: 3000 participants
Please register here:
Recorded sessions will also soon be available on the GDOL website.
May 20 @ Noon Webinar: NFIB: Small Business and COVID-19: PPP Loan Forgiveness Explained and Other Questions Answered REGISTER NOW
PPP Forgiveness Application
It's the middle of May and our lives have changed significantly over the last 8 weeks during COVID-19. You can track the changes to business on our blog.
Tonight, you can join the East Atlanta Community Association's meeting TONIGHT AT 7PM VIA ZOOM to connect with the community.
Changes are daily and business operations are top of mind!
Some businesses are open within the new guidelines, operating with to go/delivery and limited social distance appointments. Here is our ongoing list. EABA supports businesses who open safely and respectfully.
Do you have an addition or change to your business operations? Email us at email@example.com and we'll add you to the list.
Do you have an addition or change to your business operations? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add you to the list.
Governor Kemp will hold a press release TODAY AT 4PM to give a COVID-19 update and talk about keeping bars and venues closed beyond May 13th.
Let's keep supporting our local businesses, being kind and respecting the CDC guidelines. We're not over COVID-19 yet, but together we can keep flattening the curve!
WEBINARS: THIS WEEK & RECORDINGS
NFIB Small Business and COVID-19: Your Questions Answered Live!
Wed., May 13th, 2020, 12:00 PM ET
Recording: Webinar about Safety Procedures for Opening Up, PPP and Unemployment
Recording: The Post COVID-19 Workplace
Kara Govro, Senior Legal Editor with Mammoth HR, addresses the compliance aspects of layoffs, furloughs, and recalls to help employers navigate these difficult decisions.
Recording: QuickBooks Town Hall Series
U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin joined Intuit business leaders to discuss some of the most pressing questions about small business relief and support in the midst of COVID-19.
GRANTS & FUNDING
Attention all Gig Workers! New City of Atlanta Relief Program.
Applications open soon. Check out the info here.
Resources available to creatives: The recent CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) ACT expands unemployment insurance benefits to cover self-employed freelancers and gig workers.
Visit https://dol.georgia.gov/gdol-covid-19-information for more information on how to apply.
Invest Atlanta’s COVID-19 Resources page: https://www.investatlanta.com/covid-19-resources.
If you’re a small business impacted by COVID-19 in the U.S., consider applying for a #SupportSmall Grant starting May 25. Selected recipients will get a cash grant of $5,000 plus a $500 FedEx Office credit.
More Info: Applications Open May 25th
Prepare for Paycheck Protection Program Loan forgiveness
Learn more about applying for PPP loan forgiveness 8 weeks after receiving funds from your lender.
All businesses can now have a page on NextDoor.
Add your restaurant to the delivery list: https://nextdoor.com/delivery/
Your page will not show up until you get recommendations.
List of Georgia COVID-19 Suppliers from the Georgia Dept. of Economic Development VIEW THE LIST
MAY EABA MEETING: TUESDAY MAY 19 @ 6PM- ZOOM
Please register in advance for this meeting:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We hope you are healthy and rolling along with all the changes as best as you can. Now that the state wide shelter-in-place is no longer guiding our lives, now might just be the most uncertain we've had so far in this COVID-19 time.
We do know these two things about today:
It’s Cinco de Mayo & Giving Tuesday!
Grab To-Go, Celebrate Your Health and Support Local Nonprofits!
Holy Taco Offering...
Phone will be OPEN at 4PM for drinks, dinner and Bodega essentials
FROZEN MARGARITAS in a 20oz cup
- Call 404-230-6177 or 470-265-1524 for your NO contact curbside to go pick up
- View the Updated Menu on Facebook
- Thanks for sharing this article, Holy Taco, "How the Pandemic Will Change Retail Forever"
BLU Cantina Offering...
- Call & place your order, pick up Outside, or order us through Uber Eats, Doordash & Postmates
- View the Menu
- To order call 404-254-2151
Latest EABA Business Offerings:
Click to view: What East Atlanta Businesses Are Open + Business GoFundMes
Giving Tuesday During COVID!
Support these EABA Members:
While You’re in a Giving Mood- Fill out the EABA survey!!
Survey link HERE
We can’texpress enough how important it is to get this information to the City of Atlanta!!
It takes 5 minutes!! If you already have- Thanks! If something has changed as far as funding, fill it out again or email us at email@example.com
Thank you for supporting East Atlanta Businesses during COVID-19!
Other Business Resources:
Read Gov. Kemp’s Reviving a Healthy Georgia Executive Order
Salons and Spas as of 4/24/20
Restaurants as of 4/27/20
List of Georgia COVID-19 Suppliers from the Georgia Dept. of Economic Development
Weekly NFIB Webinar Getting Back to Business-COVID-19 Financial & Workplace Safety Updates Wed., May 6th, 2020, 12:00 PM ET
QuickBooks Town Hall Series: Connecting Small Businesses with Experts on Wed. May 6th @ 10:30am
In our first event, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin joined Intuit business leaders on May 6 at 10:30 AM EST to discuss some of the most pressing questions about small business relief and support in the midst of COVID-19. Register and submit your questions.
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