APRIL 2, 2020
In this issue of HotSheet, we start by addressing the COVID-19 contracts question. Please join us on Tuesday April 7th to learn what's real. Last week we began this discussion in our interview with Tommy Marks. In this issue we also capture pertinent info about the SBA loan programs and we take a look at our Corporate Members.
The Inside Scoop on Federal Contracting during COVID-19 and How MBEs can Benefit from the Stimulus Package?
Join us for an important webinar featuring:
Kay Riplinger-Baltz
Acting Director
US Army Corps of Engineers
Office of Small Business Programs Chairman
DoD Northwest Regional Council
Antonio Doss
District Director
Washington Metropolitan Area District Office 
Sharon R. Pinder
President and CEO
Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
Tommy Marks
Lt. Colonel (Ret) US Army
MBDA Federal Procurement Center
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Navigating the Stimulus Package
There were two economic relief programs passed by Congress and signed by the President in the past weeks that support minority businesses:
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) – $350B loan program 
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Cares) – $2.2T Stimulus Bill
At a Glance – Courtesy of the Florida MSDC
The US Chamber of Commerce produced “Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist." It is a comprehensive look at factors such as eligibility and what information lenders are seeking.
Adjusting to Remote Work During the Coronavirus
Tsedal Neeley, a professor at Harvard Business School, says that there are simple ways leaders can help their employees stay productive, focused, and psychologically healthy as they work from home during the current global global pandemic.She recommends that managers do an official remote-work launch, carefully plan and facilitate virtual meetings, and pay extra attention to workers’ behavior.
CRMSDC’s Corporate Members “Making A Difference”
While many of us are grappling with the impact of COVID-19 on our individual families and our local communities many of CRMSDC’s corporate members are continue to answer the clarion call.

If you have information you’d like to share, please email Joan Hairston, Director of Corporate Services joan.hairston@crmsdc.org
Sodexo - We are the Communities We Serve
Although Sodexo closed half of its operations, or has them on limited service, they donated perishable food items to area food banks, local shelters or to their employees. The Heath Care segment of their business is staying busy as they feed Seniors and clean and maintain their dwelling areas. Although schools are closed, Sodexo is still responsible for feeding at risk children in the community and their SodexoMagic Group maintains its commitment to feeding students within the DC Public School system.

Please find the link to the twitter post we published on March 20th.

Lockheed commits $66.5M, vehicles and other resources to coronavirus relief
With the U.S. continuing to battle the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, one of its largest defense contractors is committing new resources to the fight. Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson said in a...

Northrop warns of COVID-19 risk impacts in SEC filing -...

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) addressed the novel coronavirus' potential impacts on its business Thursday, pointing to workforce and supply chain issues that could stem from the pandemic in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing....

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WSJ News Exclusive | Marriott, Hotel Owners Furlough...

Marriott International Inc., the world’s largest hotel company, and a growing number of hotel owners are furloughing tens of thousands of workers or slashing staff in an effort to steer their companies through the coronavirus...

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Hilton to furlough headquarters employees - Washington...

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) will furlough hundreds - if not thousands - of employees at its McLean headquarters as part of ongoing cost cutting measures related to the novel coronavirus. The company announced the cutbacks after the ...

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Macy's is furloughing most of its 125,000 employees amid...

Macy's is furloughing most of its 125,000 employees because coronavirus-fueled store closures have caused its sales to all but disappear. The nation's largest department store chain, which shuttered its 775 Macy's, Bloomingdales and Blue Mercury...

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