Newsletter Jan #1
This year the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce brings something to the community that has long been asked for. Market on the Bayou will be the first Texas Certified farmers market in Dickinson and the only Texas Certified farmers market in North Galveston. Beginning April 3rd, the first Saturday of each month we invite the community to SHOP LOCAL & SHOP TEXAS with a variety of farm fresh products. Until the market launch date we encourage you to shop local and shop Dickinson. Not sure where to shop? Check out our Directory.
Hosted by the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce with generous support by provided by the DEDC for use of land.
Happy New Year From the UH SBDC Network!

Our New Year's Resolution
Our team of expert business advisors will continue to provide small businesses with unmatched, high-quality resources needed to grow and succeed. An important update this week is the 2nd round of COVID-19 Relief Funding. A new stimulus program has been passed by legislators and parts of the program include emergency loans and relief for small business owners. Below are several ways you can learn more and find out if the funding is applicable to your business situation.
Act Overview
The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act is part of a the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. This Act provides designed funding to support small business impacted by COVID-19. While some components of the program are similar to the CARES Act passed in March 2020, there are some key differences. Additionally, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Treasury have not released their official guidance.

To help you prepare for when the application process opens, please read the following PDF overview based on the details released so far.
H-GAC Bringing Back Main Street Roundtable, January 26, 2021

Please join H-GAC for our next Bringing Back Main Street Revitalization roundtable on Tuesday, January 26 on Zoom.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m., and presentations will highlight the Texas Department of Agriculture's Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) programs available to rural communities for a wide variety of downtown revitalization projects.

Presenters include:
  • Crystal Ortegon, TxCDBG Programs
  • Leigha Larkins, City of Huntsville
  • Kenneth Kathan, City of Anahuac

If you have already registered, we apologize for the duplicate invitation and will see you on January 26. 

Cheryl Mergo
Houston-Galveston Area Council

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM CST