Member & Business News
This section is for OBMA Member-specific information, events, issues, and news for small business owners in Ocean Beach.
We are re-opening the Ocean Beach Farmers Market on June 10th, in a modified fashion, per County Health guidelines. The modified, farm-focused market will look a little bit different, but it will still have the same wonderful community feel. Think of it as a fresh-air grocery store with a focus on fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, honey, spreads and more along with fresh flowers. There will be a handful of artisan food vendors who will provide to-go food, which the community may take home to enjoy. A few details:
OBMA Members Below is a news release from the SBA U.S. Small Business Administration with amendments to the PPP. Release Date: June 8, 2020 Release Number: 20-45 Contact: [email protected] or (202) 205-7036
In-person customers at restaurants and retail businesses!
The state has approved San Diego County to move farther into Stage 2, allowing in-person customers at retail businesses, with modifications. Businesses need to follow guidance, complete and post safe reopening plans. In-Store Retail Reopening Plan If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact the OBMA office.
The state department of health gave San Diego County the go ahead Wednesday to allow restaurants to open for dine-in service beginning today, May 21, 2020. A message from the Department of Environmental Health Dear Food Facility Operators, On the evening of May 20, 2020, the Governor approved the County of San Diego’s request to proceed with modified onsite dining throughout the San Diego region.
A message from the County of San Diego GREAT PLATES DELIVERED ATTENTION: County of San Diego Recruiting Local Restaurants for 'Great Plates Delivered' State-Funded Program for At-Risk Seniors
The California Department of Public Health has provided restaurants with their expectations for opening dine-in service in California. The county of San Diego is expected to provide restaurants with next steps and the green light to provide dine-in service very soon. This checklist is intended to help dine-in restaurant employers implement their plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and is supplemental to the Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants. This checklist is a summary and contains shorthand for some parts of the guidance; familiarize yourself with the guidance before using this checklist.
The state has provided guidance for Retail Establishments to open for curbside and delivery only. A friendly reminder from SDPD that all retail businesses must adhere to the safe reopening plan put in place by the Governor and County of San Diego. Although the rules can be confusing, if each business lives by the rules our community can continue to move forward. SDPD has asked the OBMA to remind you NO WALK IN TRAFFIC is permitted in businesses at this time. A $1K fine will be issued to any business in violation. Don't shoot the messenger! Retail Establishments - Curbside or Delivery ONLY
Please help us reach out to the City Council and Mayor in support of small businesses as they start their budget hearings. Copy and paste the email addresses into a new email. Copy and paste the short letter into that email making sure you fill in the sections that are bold and in brackets with your own information. Be sure to use the Subject line: Requesting Small Business Support. Instructions: Simply customize the sections [bold, in brackets] and send to the email addresses below blue. Of course you can add or edit the letter or email distribution list as you’d like. Quantity matters! The more letter that are sent to elected officials the more powerful our collective voice.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered” program, a meal delivery service for California’s older adults.
SDG&E understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainly and we want to help. Have you filed for unemployment? You may qualify for utility bill discounts or direct payments to your utility bill. Apply today for CARE or FERA at sdge.com/care or apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) by visiting 211sandiego.org. #PoweringThruTogether
The second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding will be available TODAY, April 27th starting at 10:30am EDT. Here’s a practical guide for those who have already applied and are waiting on funding, as well as those looking to try on this second round. The Treasury Department has also sent out some updated rules and regulations: For Self-employed on PPP applications
OBMA Members As many of you know, Mayor Faulconer and Supervisor Cox announced the creation of an advisory group tasked with preparing recommendations for our region's economic reactivation and recovery. They are looking for business owners' input as they work together to craft this plan. The deadline to complete the survey is the end of day, TODAY, APRIL 22, 2020.
Small Business Webinar Monday, April 20th at 10am The feedback from the small business webinar we held this last Monday was positive, but the registration filled fast and some business owners were unable to join. We will be hosting another one this coming Monday, April 20th if your members would like to join. Here is the link for people to register: https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/13003 As mentioned, this webinar is intended for constituents to get the most updated information on state and federal assistance for small businesses
As part of the federal CARES Act, the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly redu