Citrus Heights Businesses:
Your City Is Here For You!
Dear Citrus Heights Businesses/Business Owners,
The City of Citrus Heights wants you to know we are here for you during this emergency period. Through communications like this newsletter, we will be consistently sharing resources to keep you informed and connect you to tools you may need. In today’s newsletter, you’ll find:

·       A free tool to help your business plan
·       Information and links to financial support programs
·        How you can market your essential business with temporary signage
·      An invitation to participate in our Love Local campaign

We are here for you, and we want to hear from you. Please reach out to me personally at if you need help navigating through potential resources or problem solving during this emergency period. We are all in this together, and Citrus Heights’ strong roots can weather even the toughest storms.
Meghan Huber
Economic Development & Communications Manager
Interactive Tool Launched to Help
Businesses Through COVID-19

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) has launched a free interactive tool to help businesses large and small through this economic downturn: SizeUp .

This tool provides custom market research to empower companies to make strategic, data-driven decisions. Utilizing SizeUp gives you free access to hyper-local information, which can be especially helpful for businesses that are struggling or have closed.

The service provides companies with:

  • Information on how they compare to their competition
  • Data to find targeted customers, suppliers and competitors
  • Guidance on how to introduce products and services at strategic moments in a business’ life cycle
  • Figuring out the best places to advertise

For more information please visit
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available following a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.
Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program   allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct  SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan . If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.
Free Take Out and Delivery Signs
If you are a restaurant located in Citrus Heights, All Star Printing is offering free “Open for Business" banners. Bill Van Duker with All Star Printing is offering a vinyl banner with grommets size 2 feet x 6 feet to any restaurant in Citrus Heights who needs one. The requirements are simple: no customized logo and must be a Citrus Heights restaurant.

If you have any questions or would like to take advantage of this amazing offer, please contact Bill Van Duker .
Citrus Heights Loves Local!
Our Love Local Google Map has over 6,080 visits! If you haven’t already, please email us to get your Citrus Heights essential business added to our COVID-19 Shop Local list , which is linked throughout our website, promoted on social media, and advertised in local publications.
COVID-19 Business Resources Available
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  1. Sacramento Metro Chamber Rapid Response Hub
  2. SBDC Small Business Resources
  3. U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
  4. For further guidance on the Sacramento Public Health Order and whether your business is exempt or non-exempt please review the following steps:
  • Step 1: If you have not already, please take a look at page 5 of the Public Health Order and this FAQ to see if your business is listed as an essential business. 
  • Step 2: If you do not have clarity after reading the FAQ, call (916) 875-2002. 
  • Step 3: The County Health Services Team will connect back with you shortly.