Quote of the Week
"This unprecedented public-private partnership is going to assist small businesses with accessing capital quickly."
– SBA Administrator, Jovita Carranza, announces the new Paycheck Protection Program available to small businesses and non-profits in response to the pandemic. Need help navigating these new loan programs?
Don't miss this great article from our partners at NTCIC: Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program >
A message from Main Street America
Main Street America is conducting a nationwide survey to gather information from small business owners about the challenges they’re facing as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The data collected from this survey will be used to make the case to Congress, to state legislators, and to our local elected officials on the types of resources needed by Main Street businesses to weather the storm.
We need your voice! Please take five minutes to share the impact that COVID-19 has had on your small business by filling out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6K96DHF.
As we all know, numbers matter, but they matter now more than ever. The more responses that are gathered, the stronger our voice will be for ensuring that [insert Org or City name] businesses get the support needed during this time of crisis.
Please submit your survey answers by 5:00pm PT on Friday, April 3rd. Thank you for your time and attention to this survey – we are in this together.
Community is at the heart of everything we do.
We stand with you.
The COVID-19 Community Response blog series features ideas and approaches that local Main Street America programs are taking in response to the pandemic.
Today's edition of the COVID-19 Community Response Roundup features the uplifting analogue messages Main Streets are sharing in their towns. From letter boards in shop windows to marquees aside event spaces, these messages of support and hope light up downtown amidst the gloom of this pandemic. Whether you need inspiration for your own town's marquee or just need a quick pick-me-up, check out these great messages from around the Network.
This information is brought to you by the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association.
Your success is our goal!