State Requirements for Re-opening Set

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

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

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

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

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

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, …

Join a Small Business Discussion with Cong Cicilline and Rep Cortvriend May 11 @ 10 AM

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

Please join a Small Business Discussion with Representative Lauren Carson from Newport and Representative Terri Cortvriend from Portsmouth to discuss the challenges Small Businesses are facing as we contemplate re-opening in our “New Normal”.  This Zoom meeting will take place on Monday morning from 10 – 11 am.   Please see link below.  We are honored to have Congressman David Cicilline …

RI Sec of Commerce Phase 1 Discussion May 7 @ 11:30 AM

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

Greetings,May 7, 2020 at 11:30 am ,  Rhode Island Commerce in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health will host a  Facebook Live  to discuss regulations and guidance for reopening businesses   including non-critical retail stores (which will be allowed to re-open with certain restrictions in Phase 1 — starting on Monday, May 11). Also discussed will be requirements and guidance for the continued operation of active businesses.Register …

PPP Funds Still Available

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Money Still AvailableAs of May 1, 2020 6,822 Rhode Island small businesses have been approved for $550,410,679 in second round of PPP funding.  In total, 14,554 Rhode Island small businesses will benefit from $1,886,188,480 to date from PPP loans. There is still loan money available to help small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program.  The process is smooth and …

Open Q&A with SBA NE Administrator

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

Join SBA Tuesday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m! Join Us Tuesday, May 5th at 10:00 a.m! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have an unscripted, open Q&A session with Wendell Davis, SBA Regional Administrator for New England.  Mr. Davis will field your questions on SBA programs to aid small business recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak.  From Economic Injury Disaster Loans …

Treasury Sec and SBA Administrator Issue Joint Statement on PPP

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

Joint Statement by Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Administrator Jovita Carranza on the Review Procedure for Paycheck Protection Program Loans WASHINGTON – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):“The Paycheck Protection Program is providing critical support to millions of small businesses and tens of …

Celebrating the People of the VNHH

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

Help Celebrate “It Takes a Village and We Could Not Do This Without You! “ The Portsmouth Business Association will help thank the VNHH for all of their hard work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us on Friday May 8th to cheer on the VNHH workers as they pick up bagged lunches full of goodies before they start their day.  Friday …

SBA Applications for PPP to Reopen

Rich Talipsky Uncategorized

SBA Application Portal For PPP Applications Will Reopen Tomorrow, Monday, April 27th at 10:30am EDT The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30 AM EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower.  This will ensure that SBA has properly coded the system to account for changes made by …