Daily Brief: Oct. 13
PPP forgiveness Update
Restaurants and inns who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $50,000 can now access a new forgiveness application
to simplify the process, the Small Business Administration recently announced.

This streamlined PPP forgiveness form does not require businesses to show the calculations used to determine their loan forgiveness amount. However, SBA may request information and documents to review those calculations as part of its loan review process.
 
Important – this is not automatic PPP loan forgiveness. Borrowers must submit documentation to lenders on payroll costs, rent/lease payments, and utilities. There is a restriction for any otherwise eligible applicants if they have affiliated businesses receiving PPP loans totaling $2 million or greater.

Key downloads



 
New Industry Training
Mastering the Art of Takeout
SCORE New Hampshire offers free webinar Oct. 19

As winter approaches, focus on takeout will become more important than ever. If you are considering expanding your restaurant offerings and want to improve delivery and quality, this is for you.

Speaker Heather Turner, who was featured at last year's HM Summit, goes over the pros and cons of online delivery platforms, menu development and takeout containers.


Economic Recovery Grant Update
If you applied for a state Economic Recovery Grant in the first phase you should receive notification this week! Applicants in the second phase, which may be extended beyond Oct. 23, will receive notification in November. Stay tuned.
More members step up to ReUp Maine
This fall, the always innovative Maine Foodie Tours partners with the Re-Up ME Sunday Supper Fundraiser. During October and November, the tasty tour co. donates a portion of every ticket purchased to the Maine Restaurant Relief Fund.

October tours are still operating in Kennebunkport, Portland, Boothbay Harbor and Bar Harbor! 

Thank you members for stepping up to support fellow members. Last week, Flatbread Pizza Co. donated $645 to the fund from its Tuesday night Benefit Bakeoff!

The fundraiser picks up again this Sunday. Details to come.
Workforce corner
LL Bean has hundreds of open positions now!

· Temporary Warehouse Positions – Immediate Openings
· Customer Service Home Agent (work from home- order takers)
· Temporary Sales Associate – Freeport, ME


Read their plan to automatically earmark HM members as top candidates.
Environmental Services Technician (Housekeeping) Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor. Job listing here
 
Food Services
Hospitality Hotlinks