Heads Up - Small Businesses!

If you have never hired a tax professional, this is the year you should do so. This is the year you want to be more prepared. Pay attention! There are some tax rule changes that will have an impact on businesses as you file your 2020 tax return. With everything that transpired with business during 2020, some business tax returns will be complicated.

Last week to see the In Time of Protest exhibit!
Thank You,
from the Miramar Cultural Center
SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through Dec. 31, 2021

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) loan applications will continue to be accepted through December 2021, pending the availability of funds. Loans are offered at very affordable terms, with a 3.75% interest rate for small businesses and 2.75% interest rate for nonprofit organizations, a 30-year maturity, and an automatic deferment of one year before monthly payments begin. Every eligible small business and nonprofit are encouraged to apply to get the resources they need.


For more information on SBA's assistance to small businesses, visit sba.gov/disaster, sba.gov/ppp or treasury.gov/cares.
The SNF Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced the launch of a major new initiative, the SNF Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund. The fund’s mission is to help U.S. small businesses, focusing on those owned by people of color, women, and veterans as well as those in lower-income communities. Read on...
Cash Reigns Supreme
Webinar Series

National Development Council (NDC), a national leader in community and economic development training, has released a training to assist small business owners affected by the pandemic.

The series is designed to teach small business owners the importance of financial statements and how they can be used to make better business decisions. Read on...
Behind the Badge Profile Series
Get to know the #MiramarPD Officers #ServingOurCommunity
Behind the Badge Profile: James Dunkelberger
Some officers had careers in other fields before joining our agency; others, have always known they wanted to work in law enforcement.

This #BehindTheBadge profile is of one whose passion for police work and #ServingOurCommunity was evident before he started grade school.
Water Matters Month Goes Virtual

Throughout March, Broward County will celebrate "Water Matters – Broward Cares", recognizing the importance of water to our planet, at the County's largest virtual environmental event.

The 19th Annual Broward Water Matters Month is the County's signature water conservation event where residents can learn about local and regional water resources, how water is managed, and how Broward's water managers are planning to meet future water needs. Residents will receive tips on water conservation, find out about rebates and incentives for upgrading to water-conserving devices, learn how to create “Florida-friendly" drought-tolerant landscapes, and get lots of eco-friendly tips. More… 
Business Incubators/Accelerators

Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience (BCEx)
BCEx offers two accelerator options, geared for students and non-students looking to launch a business. The top accelerator program graduates earn the opportunity to pitch the J. David Armstrong Student Venture Fund for awards and eventually seed funding. The second BCEx accelerator option is Start Up Now, a six-month community accelerator open to all area residents. Also based on Lean Launchpad, Start Up Now is a partnership between BCEx and CareerSource Broward. For more information on both programs, email bcex@broward.edu and check out: The Broward College Entrepreneurship Experience.

Career Source Start Up Now Program 
CareerSource Broward's Start-Up Now is a unique entrepreneurship training program in South Florida that helps you bring your innovative ideas to life. We partner with the Innovation Hub @ Broward College to bring you a demanding and profitable hands-on learning experience that will challenge you. For more information, visit
Jim Moran Global Entrepreneurial Institute is accepting applications from small businesses. 

Created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates the busy schedule of small business owners, the Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, presidents of small businesses, and immediate successors of businesses. You will emerge a stronger leader ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into a strategic advantage. For more information, visit the Jim Moran Institute.
FDOT Broward County Traffic Impact Report
March 5, 2021 through March 12, 2021

Construction and maintenance-related lane closures on state highways in Broward County are expected during the week of March 5 through March 12. Weather permitting, work will be done at the following locations throughout the county.

For updated FDOT information, visit www.d4fdot.com.
FDOT Broward County Construction - Home

Thank you for visiting the Florida Department of Transportation's website for current construction projects in Broward County. We hope you find this site a source for information such as project descriptions and progress, anticipated lane...

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d4fdot.com

A statewide organization helping small businesses interested in pursuing federal, state and local contracting opportunities.

To support businesses that may be experiencing financial strain, the Florida PTAC offers no-cost consulting appointments and all virtual training is free of charge.

For more information, visit www.fptac.org.
Tap into a variety of sports programs offered by the City of Miramar. Get tips on how to improve your sports skills.

Subscribe to our YouTube @ItsRightHereinMiramar and click Miramar Sports in the playlist.
Check out this video from Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis
on the Tree Trimming Assistance Program for Miramar Residents
For more information, visit miramarfl.gov/treecare
KEY TAKEAWAYS

As a follow-up to Wednesday’s Snapshot #14 and as provided for in Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order Number 21-47:
  • Vaccinations for sworn law enforcement and firefighters age 50+ (by appointment only) began on Wednesday, March 3. Florida Department of Health in Broward (DOH-Broward) is working with Broward Sheriff’s Office and municipal law enforcement and fire agencies to schedule appointments at a dedicated vaccination site. Please do not self-dispatch to vaccination sites without an appointment.
  • Vaccinations for K-12 school personnel age 50+ in Broward, begins Tuesday, March 9, also by appointment only. DOH-Broward has been working with School District Superintendent Robert Runcie to schedule appointments for eligible personnel, also at a dedicated site. View Superintendent Runcie’s March 3 Message to Teachers
  • DOH-Broward is in the process of reaching out to charter schools and private schools for vaccination scheduling.
  • Florida Department of Health has released the ”COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability” form that physicians are required to complete to provide patients with verification that they are “extremely vulnerable to COVID-19” and are therefore eligible to receive vaccine. Individuals deemed extremely vulnerable by a physician can be vaccinated by a physician, advance practice registered nurses (APRN) or pharmacist. Residents interested in receiving the vaccine through this venue should contact their physician.
TSA Now Requires Face Masks at Airports and Onboard Aircraft

Effective February 2, 2021, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires face masks for anyone traveling in a U.S. airport and onboard aircraft. Failure to comply with the new federal mandate, which runs through May 11, 2021, may result in removal from the airport, denial of re-entry, and civil penalties.
Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), is actively promoting this new federal face mask requirement throughout the airport, on its website, and through social media. Airport personnel will ask individuals not wearing a mask to put one on, and if they don't have one, a mask will be provided. If they refuse, per the TSA Security Directive, they will be escorted from the airport. 
The new TSA mandate will complement FLL's ongoing FLLy Safer, FLLy Smarter, FLLy Better public confidence campaign launched in June 2020, which reminds everyone to wear face masks in the terminals and Rental Car Center. 
Your City of Miramar Commission is hard at work. Find out more about initiatives, programs, meetings -- click on your Miramar Elected Official's photo, engage and get to know your Representatives today!
Take a virtual tour of the City of Miramar with Commissioner Winston F. Barnes and learn about the many services and programs the City provides to residents and businesses.
Miramar Regional Skate Park Coming Soon!
Presented by Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis
For more information visit miramarfl.gov/skatepark
Paw Central is open!
For more information visit miramarfl.gov/pawcentral