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Sarpedon Medical, LLC
Dear Businesses:


On Friday, May 1, NH Governor Sununu issed a Stay at Home Orders 2.0 extending the stay at home until May 31. However, some businesses are allowed to reopen with guidelines. See the schedule from our UVBA Update sent on Friday.

Vermont Governor Scott also issued reopening guidelines for construction, manufacturing and distribution.

FREE FACE MASKS for NH BUSINESSES : The State of NH has an online order form for free face masks for NH Businesses - you pick up at a local DMV.

Other Information:
The SBA has expanded their list of lenders for the PPP to include online vendors PayPal , Square , QuickBooks Capital , Kabbage , Veem , and Biz2Credit . If you do not have a relationship with a local lender, these are options for you. However, anecdotal feedback we are hearing is that businesses are having better experiences from local lenders. Just a reminder that the PPP must be filed through an SBA-approved lender. Here is a list of SBA approved lenders.

To assist with re-opening the state’s economy, the Department of Business and Economic Affairs is conducting a confidential survey of New Hampshire businesses to see how they are meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The information provided will assist efforts to help businesses, and the state’s economy, recover in the weeks and months to come. The survey is available here.

The Governor's Office For Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR) is in the process of building state relief packages for businesses with the $1.2 billion in federal aid coming from the federal government. More information on details should be available in another week as to where and how businesses can apply.
BIA Survey Tracks Impact of COVID-19 on Members
Results of a member survey conducted between April 18-24 were released this week. Among other findings, 81% report a decline in revenue. Follow this link for results of the full survey, or read a summary from the Union Leader .

The Vermont Futures Project has a comprehensive dashboard tracking similar information in Vermont including unemployment claims and consumer cofidence index.

Looking for Tax Help? The NH CDFA Tax Credit Program puts your tax dollars to work in the local economy. Credits still available. Email Kevin Petersen with questions.

Helpful Webinars & Links:

COVID-19 for Restaurants: What’s Working and What Will Become Part of the New Normal This article from FSR Magazine focuses on the future for restaurants and food service businesses but has some good information for all businesses as to what the "new normal" will look like post C19.

Retail and the consumer post-pandemic with Qurate Retail, Inc.’s Mike George . Qurate Retail Group includes national brands Zulily, Grandin Road, QVC, HSN and others. This article by the National Retail Federation looks at what the new normal will become for retail and some key themes - use of more online options, socal media and customer engagement and targeted retail to segmented audiences. In other words, it's going to be a brave new world.
Back to Business Toolkit for Download
UVBA has put together a BACK to BUSINESS TOOLKIT that includes signs that you can print for your store, a sample reopening plan and guidance on policies for reopening. If you would like posters professionally printed for display, contact Gnomon Copy and reference Back to Business Toolkit.
Webinar: How to Adapt Your Business Plan to C-19
Thursday, May 7 at 12 pm
C19 has likely changed how you do business forever. I t is important, especially now, to develop or refresh your business plan to adapt to the post C19 world. Amy Longmore with Attlas Catered Business Services will discuss how to:
*Establish best practices during C-19 to keep the vision of your company front and center
*Engage all stakeholders in risk assessment
*Cultivate culture
UVYP Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, May 7, 5:30 -7 PM
The Upper Valley Young Professionals is hosting a Virtual Happy Hour. Let's check in with each other. BYOB!
Do You Believe in LUV?
UVBA & Topstitch Embroidery in Lebanon have partnered to create a t-shirt that shows our support of supporting local. $10 of each sale will go to help Upper Valley businesses. Shirts available in men & women sizes and 6 colors. Many thanks Topstitch!
UVBA Announces $50 Gift Card Giveaway
Thanks to the employees of BioXCell in Lebanon, UVBA will be encouraging support of local businesses with a weekly giveaway of four $50 giftcards thru June 29. To enter, we ask everyone who purchases takeout, or items from a local shop or service to post a photo of their purchase on UVBA's Facebook & Instagram to be entered into a drawing for the giftcards. Our friends at the Valley News will publish the winners each Monday.
See HERE for More info! Many thanks BioXCell & Valley News !
Upper Valley Food Resources
The Upper Valley Haven 's Food Shelf is available to anyone who needs groceries regardless of what town they live in or how much their household earns. The FAQs page tells you all you need to know about curbside pick-up of groceries at the Haven, including how a friend or family member can pick up for someone else: https://uppervalleyhaven.org/foodshelffaq.
Upper Valley Strong has developed a list of food resources and pantries by town in the Upper Valley. Download List Here.
UVBA Member News & Good News to Share
UVBA Members: Log into to UVBA website to post your news releases for inclusion in the newsletter. Need help with your log in? Email Us.
We will be sharing news on what our members are doing to navigate the current situation as well as any good news or happenings here. Members log in and post a news release or email us at [email protected]

Vital Communities Upper Valley Economy Listserv.     To SUBSCRIBE: send a blank message to    [email protected]

Upper Valley Strong , is a coalition of local organizations collectively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The UV Strong website is a good place to see organizations that could use volunteer or financial support during this time. If you have questions or suggestions for UV Strong email here. 

Upcoming Events
NEW Hot Deals & Member to Member Discounts
UVBA Members: Don't forget to log-in to the website backend and add your hot deal!
Thank you to Our Sustaining Members
Please visit our Sustaining members' websites to learn more: