January 30, 2018
S U P E R  S U N D A Y  S P E C I A L S ...
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G A M B A  U
Annual Round Tables: Restaurants, Retail,
& Professional Services
Morning Sessions in February at FCDC
Specialized Round Table Talks
Join us for a round table discussion with peer businesses to discuss what GAMBA has planned for 2018. Divided into specialized groups, you will have the opportunity to specifically discuss business opportunities and needs from the restaurant, retail, and professional services perspectives. These annual discussions are the best way to help set the direction of events and priorities for the year ahead.

Attendees will discuss:
  • Current needs, goals, and trends
  • Feedback on 2017
  • New ideas to bolster the small biz community
  • Upcoming events and future programming
Morning pastries and coffee will be served!

Where: Fairmount CDC Headquarters, 2837 W. Girard Ave.
When:  Professional Services - February 12th, 10-11am
     Restaurants - February 14th, 10-11am
     Retail - February 16th, 10-11am
Local Start-up Offering Free Electricity Analysis for Businesses in Fairmount
Zap was started in Fairmount in November 2017 and is helping restaurants and other small businesses reduce energy usage and buy energy more efficiently. The company has volunteered to do a free energy analysis for any business affiliated with the Fairmount CDC. Email robby@zaputility.com to learn more. 
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Spring Grant Cycle 
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Financial assistance is available via The Merchant's Fund in the form of Business Stabilization Grants and Business Loan Match Grants, up to $10,000 and $20,000 respectively. Your business must be established in Philadelphia for at least three years to apply for either of the grants. More information can be found here. Should you decide to pursue one of these grants, contact Ashley at awagner@fairmountcdc.org for application assistance.