October 2020 | Issue #3
BID Hosts October Events & Contests
Join us for Street Moments - the first of a series of tactical and temporary takeovers of our 5th Ave Streetscape. Enjoy arts, music and fun.

Enter the 1st Annual Virtual Costume Contest for your chance to win gifts and prizes from We're Havin' a Party,
Choc Oh Lot Plus, and Brooklyn Art and Frame.

Click HERE to learn more about these events and more!
COVID-19 Regulations for Businesses in Constant Flux
Last month, Mayor de Blasio announced that outdoor dining would become a permanent fixture in the city. Two weeks ago regulations for limited indoor dining took affect. Due to the uptick in infection rates this week, new varying restrictions for small businesses are being implemented in COVID Zones.

As circumstances are constantly changing, feel free to reach out to the BID office for the latest information: info@bayridgebid.com / 718-238-8181
Century 21 Bankruptcy - The End of an Era?
86th Street's retail giant is liquidating its entire stock. While the department store has been a mainstay of the community for decades, could this be a boon for other smaller local discount clothing stores in Bay Ridge? Could this high profile vacancy create new retail opportunities for 86th Street? Only time will tell.
This public-private partnership aims to help small businesses navigate our increasingly complex regulatory environment and connect with resources to help through these challenging times. Click here to read more about the initiative or sign up here to connect with a specialist,
If you are a minority-owned business, you may be eligible to apply for direct grants of up to $10k from the LISC NYC Small Business Recovery Fund. Round 2 applications open October 19th - November 6th. Click here for more info.
In response to the COVD-19 crisis, NYCxDESIGN has launched a program to connect pro bono designers and architects with restaurants to help provide design technical assistance. The directory encourages designers to self-connect with restaurants by browsing profiles listed on the site. For additional information review detailed guidelines. Restaurants can add themselves to the website to access assistance here.
Applications for NYFLF are still open. This fund target's the State's small businesses with 20 or fewer employees, nonprofits and small landlords that have seen a loss of rental income. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as regions and industries reopen. Learn more here.

MainStreet ONLINE - a COOP program powered by Google, pairs small business owners with COOP students, who are trained in E-commerce and supervised by an experienced strategist, to build an optimized Shopify store for free and help them reach new customers with Google tools. Learn more here. Apply here.

PowerUp Program for LatinX Businesses - funded by a $3 million grant from Google will directly support Latin-owned small businesses nationwide with access to capital and resources. Learn more here.

Grow with Google "Paso a Paso" - provides free tools and training to help any Latino-owned business adapt and grow their business. Sign up for workshops in English or Spanish. Learn more here.

For a more robust list of resources, including info on how to receive free legal assistance through our partners at Start Small Think Big, visit, bayridgebid.com
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