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14 April, 2020
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  • Latest Webinar Provides Details on Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Economic Injury Grants Available Through the CARES Act  |  READ
  • New Shareable Image Available: The Diver's Social-Distancing To-Do List  | READ 
  • Now is a Great Time to Get Involved with DEMA's Mentorship Program  |  READ
  • Get Guidance on the CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program   |  READ 
  • Diver Survey Can Help You Engage with Your Diving Customers  |  READ
  • Deadline Extended for Reaching Out Award Nominations  |  READ 
Need Help Navigating the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Economic Injury Grants?
Join DEMA's President & CEO, Tom Ingram to learn about the Economic Injury Grant and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Topics will include what's needed to apply, businesses that are eligible for EIDL and entities not eligible, business criteria for EIDL approval, collateral requirements and more. This on-demand webinar will provide an overview of the program and application process in less than 20 minutes!  

Let DEMA help you navigate these small business options available through the federal CARES Act!
During this time, it is imperative that your business remains visible to your customers. Make sure you are continuously communicating about your operation, talking about diving, and generally keeping customers and local divers engaged. 

DEMA has designed a handful of shareable social media images that have been specifically curated to help engage your social media communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to customize the messaging as appropriate and start sharing immediately.

The latest addition is a poster, "The Diver's Social-Distancing To-Do List" that encourages divers to stay engaged with their diving community. Share this poster as an image on social media, or perhaps even email it out to your email subscribers!

Click through to access and share this poster and other free images now!
The DEMA Mentorship Program epitomizes DEMA's Mission; to bring businesses together to grow the diving industry worldwide and celebrates the wealth of mentoring experience our diving community has to offer one another. Let us connect you with other industry professionals looking to enhance their career and strengthen our industry!
Need help navigating the CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program? Join DEMA's President & CEO, Tom Ingram, for a look at the NEW Paycheck Protection Program from the U.S. Small Business Administration, designed for small U.S.-based dive businesses, independent contractors, sole proprietors, and many non-profit organizations. 

Learn which U.S. businesses are eligible (almost all U.S. small businesses); how and where to apply; how the loan can be forgiven; and how it can help your dive business meet payroll, rent, utilities, and more during this COVID-19 outbreak. This on-demand webinar will provide an overview of the program in less than 30 minutes! Let DEMA help you navigate this crucial program! 
Diver survey
DEMA has launched its most recent Diver Online Survey with the goal of updating demographics and psychographics of divers everywhere. DEMA is asking all professionals in the industry to help by requesting that their U.S. and international customers participate.

This is a great opportunity to keep your diving clientele engaged when "social distancing" may be keeping them out of the water. Help us obtain responses by sharing the following link with your customers:
The deadline to submit online nominations for the prestigious Reaching Out Award has been extended to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Since 1989, the Reaching Out Award has been presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sport of diving by "reaching out" in some special way to improve the sport for everyone. 
Learn more and nominate a deserving colleague today!
Check out some of our newest DEMA Members! 

Learn about their business, how you can connect with them, what their business is doing to shape the future of the industry, how they got involved in the industry, and much more!
COVID-19 Resources
To help with the challenges businesses are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DEMA has compiled a collection of resources available to the entire industry. Click through to find information and resources that can help your business during these difficult times.  LEARN MORE
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DEMA's Go Dive Now Advertising Campaign and Marketing Toolkit makes it easy and inexpensive for you to reach and acquire new customers. Log in to access your resources!  LEARN MORE
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