The LWRBA’s mission remains to connect, educate, and strengthen the business community. More than ever, we must come together as a community and support each other as best we can. All of us are facing new and unforeseen challenges, many universal and some unique to our respective industries’. We want to hear from our members on how they’re managing and coping within their businesses.
We understand you are being pulled in many directions and that your time is precious. However, we would greatly appreciate receiving important feedback from you that will enable the BACVB to better support all industry partners during this time of adversity and beyond.
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The most important information we are hoping to collect includes:
Thank you, as always, for your time and attention. We look forward to hearing from you and continuing to provide the support you need and deserve.
Take care and stay safe.
Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that small businesses located in the State of Florida adversely impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for disaster loans.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the Coronavirus
All 67 Florida counties are included in the disaster declaration for Coronavirus.
“I am encouraging all small businesses located in Florida to visit the SBA Disaster Assistance website and submit your application today,” said SBA South Florida District Director Victoria Guerrero. “While there, you will find information on how to contact our customer service team who can answer any disaster-related application questions. You can also reach out to one of our many resource partners for application assistance.”
SBA Resource Partners information can be obtained on the SBA website at www.sba.gov/local-assistance/find/.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in economic assistance to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue resulting from the disaster. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.
Interest rates offered are as low as 3.75 percent for businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.
Loan amounts are set by the SBA and based on each applicant’s financial condition. Repayment terms are up to 30 years.
To apply, visit the SBA Disaster website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
For additional information, please contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|DATE|| LWRBA EVENT||STATUS|
| Thursday, March 19|| ACES: Swing into Spring with Dancing on the Suncoast||Postponed|
| Wednesday, March 25|| Luncheon: Senate President Bill Galvano||Postponed|
| Thursday, March 26|| YLA Social at Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club||Postponed|
| Thursday, March 26|| Lunch with Ranchers at EVEN Hotels||Postponed|
| Friday, March 27|| New Member Orientation||Postponed|
| Wednesday, April 1|| Networking Social at Grand Living||Postponed|
| Monday, April 6|| Joint Event with ACG at Gold Coast Eagle||Postponed|
| Wednesday, April 8|| Alliance LEADS: Your Voice. Your Vote.||Postponed|