Volume 01 | April 2020
Business News
Welcome to the first issue of the Peachtree Corners Business News! In this issue, we will provide information for employers about state laws regarding unemployment benefits, small business loans, and how some local businesses are making a difference in these difficult times.
From the Mayor's Desk . . .
This is the first issue of a newsletter dedicated to the business community in Peachtree Corners. Our objective is to communicate those key things that can really help your business. Conversely, we also want to hear about your issues and concerns. 

The timing is not a coincidence. Although a business newsletter was on our list of ideas, the impact of COVID-19 on businesses has been devastating. We’ve always positioned the City as business-friendly, so we accelerated our newsletter initiative to reach out to our business community, large and small. 
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Community Partners shine during unprecedented times
To identify and showcase our Community Partners , the city has created a page on its website to promote businesses that help our community during these difficult times. Businesses making a difference in the community will be included as a Peachtree Corners Community Partner. To see some businesses making a difference, visit:

Emergency crisis loans available for small businesses
The CARES Act, enacted in March, allocates $349 billion to help small businesses and keep workers employed during the Coronavirus crisis. Funding is available through the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and SBA 7 (a) loans are available from most local banks.
For an overview of the key components and eligibility requirements, visit:
Employers to file unemployment for staff workers
Employers are required to file partial claims on behalf of their employees whenever it is necessary to temporarily reduce work hours or there is no work available for a short period. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Visit the DOL for more details:

Deferral on business license fees automatic
City postpones fees on businesses for licenses, alcohol taxes
To assist the business community, the Mayor and Council have approved several measures to help businesses by implementing a 60-day deferral period on all business license fees. The annual fees, normally due by March 31, are now due May 31. There will be no penalty fees assessed during this period, and no notification needs to be provided to the city. There is an automatic deferral. For more information, go to: