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North SA Chamber Members,

I ran across the article below in my readings this morning. It explains the importance of Chambers of Commerce for the local business community and gives a summary of why Chambers of Commerce have been left out of the previous PPP Federal assistance programs. Hopefully, this will change with the upcoming version of the PPP set to be approved in the next month.

As North SA Chamber Members, I hope you find this article helpful in understanding the importance of your membership to our Chamber and how your investment is helping us to serve the San Antonio business community.

Inc. This Morning | Local Chambers of Commerce Are Failing. Small Businesses Nationwide Could Suffer | Cameron Albert-Deitch, Inc.

Stay Safe and Healthy.

Stand Tall For Small | To Keep Small Businesses Open,
 Texans are Encouraged to Wear a Mask
Businesses all across the San Antonio area need our continued patronage and support to provide jobs, feed their families and keep our economy moving. With our partners at TCCE, we are launching this Stand Tall for Small Business video across all our social media channels. Please share this with your own networks as well.
Want to learn more about Texas 2036? All thirty-six goals can be found here .
Local Updates | FY 2021 City Trial Budget Survey
July 31 | City of San Antonio, FY 2021 Trial Budget

The deadline to provide feedback for the City's FY2021 Trial Budget. The budget affects every San Antonian, including our business community. Make your voice heard by taking this quick   SURVEY .
State Updates | Re-Open Texas
July 27 | Governor Extends Early Voting Period For Nov. 3 Election

Governor Greg Abbott extends Early Governor Greg Abbott issued a Proclamation extending the early voting period for the November 3rd Election by nearly a week. In-person early voting will begin on Tuesday, October 13, and continue through Friday, October 30. The proclamation also expands the period in which marked mail-in ballots may be delivered in person to the early voting clerk’s office, allowing such delivery prior to as well as on Election Day.   Read More .
July 28 | AG Paxton Issues Legal Guidance on School Reopening

Attorney General Ken Paxton issued guidance on the opening of local schools, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"While playing an important role in protecting the health of school children and employees, local health authorities "may not issue sweeping orders closing schools for the sole purpose of preventing future COVID-19 infections."  Read More .
Governor’s Small Business Webinar
Business Strategies for an Evolving Future

Wednesday, Aug. 15
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Online Webinar
Federal Update | Congressional Actions

July 27 | HEALS Act, Senate Republicans released several bills that comprise the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act, proposed relief measure to begin negotiations with the Democrat-led House of Representatives. Draft legislation includes:
Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act | To establish the Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Loan and amend the 7(a) loan guaranty program for recovery sector business concerns, and for other purposes | Senators Marco Rubio and Susan Collins
Safeguarding America’s Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy Act’’ or Safe to Work Act | To lessen the burdens on interstate commerce by discouraging insubstantial lawsuits relating to COVID–19 while preserving the ability of individuals and businesses that have suffered real injury to obtain complete relief. | Senators John Cornyn for Mitch McConnell
American Workers, Families, and Employers Assistance 6 Act aka CARES 2.0 | To provide assistance to American workers, families, and employers during the COVID–19 pandemic | Senator Chuck Grassley
Supporting Americas Restaurant Workers Act | amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily expand the deduction for business meals provided at a restaurant | Senator Tim Scott
For further details and Other proposed Provisions, read more here .
Thorn Run Partners (TPR) | CARES 2.0 Summary and Illustration: COVID-19 Relief Legislation: Potential Areas of Disagreement
COVID-19 Liability Protection for Employers | Texas Senator John Cornyn drafted legislation at the request of the Senator McConnell; Other similar legislation has been filed, but it is expected that Senator Cornyn’s bill will lead the way; Governor Abbott and state leaders sent letter to Congress to urge support for Employer Liability Protections

H.R.7010 - Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 | Passed; Amended Small Business Act and the CARES Act to modify certain provisions related to the forgiveness of loans under the paycheck protection program, to allow recipients of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program to defer payroll taxes, and for other purposes.

Health & Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act | This bill responds to the COVID-19 its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. HEROES Act HR 6800 and Bill Summary ; passed by House on Fri, May 16 and remains in the Senate

Local Chamber, Tourism, and 501(c)(6) Protection Act - 2020 | This bill amends the Small Business Act to expand the Paycheck Protection Program for certain organizations, such as 501(c)6 non-profits. Find details of the bill at Paycheck Protection Program Expansion Bill as introduced and referred to the House Committee on Small Business ; introduced in House with 90+ co-sponsors.
The Government Affairs Council serves as an advocate for Member businesses and their employees before municipal, county, state, and federal officials on political policy issues impacting the economic growth, quality of life, and financial health of local industries. The Council informs and educates Members on proposed initiatives, policies, and legislation which may affect the way business in San Antonio is conducted.

July 21, 2020 | Thank you to all that joined us this afternoon for our virtual 2020 State of the County , featuring Judge Nelson Wolff , moderated by Henry Cisneros ! Video coming soon!

A special thank you to our Sponsors: Title: Joeris General Contractors, Ltd. | VIP: Alterman and IBC Bank | V irtual Sponsors: BD , CPS Energy , Port San Antonio , University Health System , and Killen, Griffin & Farrimond
The Infrastructure Council serves as a resource and strategic advocate for San Antonio regional infrastructure planning and development to improve the quality of life for our members and stakeholders.

Judge Nelson Wolff and Mayor Ron Nirenberg (invited) will lead off our program with their perspectives on the proposed ATD sales tax initiative that will provide additional funding for City, County, and VIA transportation projects.

Jeff Arndt (VIA CEO) and Hope Andrade (VIA Board Chair) will present an update on future VIA plans related to the sales tax initiative - and how the agency plans to address the challenges related to Pandemic and economic recovery.
August 10 | TxDOT posted its draft 2021 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), the Department’s Ten Year Plan . The document is available using the provided link.

The public comment period closes August 10. Details on the public comment and hearing processes are available here .
August 12| New City of San Antonio, Airport Director, Jesus Saenz, Jr. will join us for the Council meeting. We will hear more about the Airport Strategic Expansion Plan | Airport Readiness Plan.

Members interested in joining the Infrastructure Council may contact the NSAC team at .
Let the City know about improvements you would like see in your community by complete each of these surveys.

With an initial plan that supports various  workforce development initiatives  now in place, Mayor Ron Nirenberg charged a leadership team with developing targeted educational, training, and wraparound services for those enrolled in workforce development programs. 
The team is also responsible for creating frameworks for stakeholders and service providers to work together and identifying resources beyond sales tax allocation to support the plan. 
Members of the team are:

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NSAC Small Business Members: What Now?

As NSAC Members, your input and collaboration is very important in our efforts to help lead business recovery during the COVID pandemic. 

To better serve you, please help us by responding to our Small Business Phone Survey to collect and identify your most immediate challenges and needs of our local businesses. 

The survey is provided here for your convenience and will be open until August 12.
Congratulations to North SA Chamber Members:
for being named

Kelly is our Tax Director and heads the Tax Controversy Department, encompassing forensic accounting and litigation support services. 
Since joining ADKF in 2013, Kelly has proven herself a valuable asset to the firm through her dedication to her craft. Kelly serves as Board Treasurer for SAISD Foundation.
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