Last Friday, our office launched the “Back In Business Microgrant Program” to assist local businesses struggling with the economic challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. We encourage all City-based businesses to explore this opportunity and apply if eligible. As we continue to respond to this year’s daunting challenges, though, we take heart in the tradition of resiliency & longevity that runs deep in our community. DED staff is standing by to help with the application process for the grants ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 depending on number of employees. This City continues to work with restaurants and retailers regarding outdoor dining and curbside pickup throughout the city. We are exploring ways to safely continue to dine into the fall and winter. Please support your local restaurants and retailers.
Lastly, as we continue to respond to this year’s daunting challenges, we take heart in the tradition of resiliency and longevity that runs deep in our community. Check out the major milestones we proudly celebrate in this edition of our E-news that serve as testaments to our local ability to adapt and grow regardless of adversities.