Hurricane Preparedness Webinar June 9th

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Hurricane Season Starts June 1st – Make Sure Your Business Is Prepared Join June 9th Webinar Weather experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict an above-normal 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1. Join the SBA and partners from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety   and the Insurance Information Institute  on June 9 at 2:00 p.m. …

ComerceRI Schedules Business-Specific Virtual Discussions

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Greetings from Rhode Island Commerce:   As we work towards Phase II of Reopening Rhode Island, we are hosting a series of virtual discussions.   We hope you will join us to hear the latest guidance from Rhode Island Commerce and the Rhode Island Department of Health.   Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.   …

Lt. Governor McKee Proposes New Financial Support Programs for Small Business Negatively Impacted by COVID-19

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PROVIDENCE, RI—Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Chair of Rhode Island’s Small Business Advocacy Council, today urged the state to create a CARES Act-funded grant program and a state-guaranteed loan strategy to help compensate small businesses that have been most financially impacted by COVID-19. Lt. Governor McKee first highlighted this plan during a virtual town hall meeting with small business owners on …

Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings

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CEP Business Planning (12 sessions)Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday9:30 AM – 12:30 PMor5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Social Media Marketing in the Time of Covid-191:00 PM – 2:00 PM Fundamentals of Indirect Rates1:00 PM – 2:30 PM SEO Basics and Google My Business11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Getting Your Business Restarted1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Putting the CMMC in Terms Everyone Can …

MORE PPP Money Approved

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Updated Paycheck Protection Program Information As of May 16, 2020, 4,341,145 PPP loans have been approved nationwide totaling $513,271,137,359 from 5,496 lenders. Here in Rhode Island, 15,857 Rhode Island small businesses have been approved for PPP loans totaling $1,857,053,019. PPP funds are still available to small businesses in need. For information on participating lenders or how to apply contact RhodeIsland_DO@sba.gov.  For more …

Supply Rhode Island Connects Businesses to Suppliers

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SUPPLYRI YOUR BUSINESS TO BUSINESS CONNECTION SupplyRI connects Rhode Island suppliers (companies) with opportunities that help them grow and expand. SupplyRI is a public-private initiative funded by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, the Heron Foundation and the Rhode Island Foundation. https://www.supplyrhodeisland.com/

GNCC to Facilitate CommerceRI Mask and Disinfectant Distribution

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    Dear Greater Newport Business Community,   On behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo, Commerce RI is pleased to offer PPE to our RI Small Businesses. The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and Innovate Newport are eager to help distribute this to our local businesses. This program will help supply procedural masks and disinfectant to area small businesses under 50 …

State Requirements for Re-opening Set

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ACTIONS REQUIRED BY MONDAY MAY 18 FOR RE-OPENINGGreetings from Rhode Island Commerce and the Rhode Island Department of Health:   We simply cannot thank Rhode Island’s business community enough for your patience, creativity and commitment to #ReopeningRI in a safe way.    As we head into the weekend, please note a few reminders:    Action items for Monday:   If …

USDA Food Assistance Grant Program for Farmers and Ranchers

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USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Grant Program for Farmers and Ranchers Farmers and ranchers whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program that will provide direct relief to producers who have suffered losses during the 2020 marketing year due to COVID-19. The CFAP will use funding and authorities provided in …

LT Gov SB Town Halls Tues & Fri

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My team is hosting twice weekly COVID-19 virtual town hall meetings for Rhode Island’s small business community.   During each meeting, I am joined by different guests to highlight new information and answer questions from small business owners. Recurring guests include Liz Tanner, Director of the Department of Business Regulation; Mark Hayward, SBA Rhode Island District Director and Matt Weldon, …