WEBINAR: Small Business Disaster Resources and COVID-19

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Becker and the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented an interactive live webinar on Small Business Disaster Resources and COVID-19. Moderated by Jennifer Bales Drake, Shareholder and Vice Chair of Public, Private Partnerships (P3) practice group, Becker, the live webinar featured panelists: Victoria Guerrero, U.S. Small Business Administration. Mike DiNapoli,…

City’s Fighting Chance Fund Announced

Today, the City of St. Petersburg announced the creation of the Fighting Chance Fund. This emergency grant will be available to St. Pete residents who own and independently operate small businesses which have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 orders. The fund is expected to provide critical support to about 1,000 restaurant, bar, retail, and service-based…

How Pensacola officials are helping small businesses recover from coronavirus crisis

Local officials say they’re already preparing for small business recovery after shutdowns to slow the coronavirus outbreak. Economic development and elected officials shared plans to help repair the local economy during a news conference Thursday morning. In addition to other efforts, Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson announced the city would be dedicating an economic development staff…

An update for Pinellas County businesses on COVID-19

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Pinellas businesses impacted by COVID-19 https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from the federally funded U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. You can…

Niceville Community Redevelopment Agency RFQ

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS / STATEMENTS OF INTEREST The Niceville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is requesting Statements of Interest from qualified firms, or team of firms, to provide design concepts and economic impact analysis for the redevelopment of Niceville’s historic downtown. The statements should be no more than five pages and address following: 1. Overview of…