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City of Gainesville hosting Telephone Town Hall for small businesses

Press release from City of Gainesville

The Office of Equal Opportunity
Invites the community to join us for a
Live Stream/Telephone Town Hall Meeting for Small Businesses
May 15, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Live Web Streaming www.cityofgainesville.org
and https://www.facebook.com/GainesvilleFL
Broadcast on Cox Cable Channel 12
Join Meeting by Phone 1-301-715-8592
Toll free number for panelist questions: 1-800-876-7516
Check the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/169539891060400/

Lee Feldman, City Manager—Discussion of GNVCares Stimulus Package

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Thaddeus Hammond, Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Development Specialist/JWBC DOTR, SCORE Liaison

  • The NFDO’s Economic Development Representative (EDS) will provide an overview of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act or the Act) (P.L. 116-136) was signed to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration (SBA) received funding and authority through the Act to modify existing loan programs and establish a new loan program to assist small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the COVID-19 emergency; the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Mike Chung, Assistant Area Director (Florida SBDC at the University of North Florida)

  • Mr. Chung will discuss services provided by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as well as other Covid-19 related tips and resources for small business owners 

For more information please call 352-334-5051 or email SBPP@cityofgainesville.org