Join us Tuesday September 15th at 11am for our monthly General Meeting where everyone is welcome!
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PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH LIABILITY STATEMENTS + SIGNS
Effective 8.7.20, under Georgia's new COVID liability shield law, businesses are required to post a very specific sign in order to gain the law's protection from COVID-related lawsuits.
RECEIPT MESSAGE AND SIGNS HAVE TO BE A SPECIFIC SIZE AND FOLLOW STRICT GUIDELINES TO BE VALID!
'Warning 127 Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.'
Here's an article about the law: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/georgia-passes-covid-19-liability-protections
Randall Bloomquist | Owner
FASTSIGNS of Decatur
131 E. Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
SEE THE SIGN AND MASK REQUIRED STICKERS NOW AVAILABLE
Thank you to everyone who showed up on the screen for the meeting! Let's connect in any safe way we can right now!
Meeting Video Recording
We're calling today MONEY MONDAY! Read on for multiple opportunities for funding your small business! Register now and add them to your calendar, then you'll be ready when it gets closer!
KBOA is adapting and learning right along with you! We strive to share resources in a timely manner and want to know how you are doing!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!
Applications are now being accepted for the Resurgence Grant Fund, a new program to help Atlanta’s small businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and two other grant programs for individuals working in the creative and cosmetology industries.
The Resurgence fund offers qualified city of Atlanta businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $40,000 to help them cover pandemic-related costs such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus a credit of up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
In addition to the Resurgence Grant Fund, Invest Atlanta is planning to reopen the Strength in BeautyFund, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to cosmetology professionals like hairstylists and nail technicians.
The Resurgence Grant Fund is made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Applications close for all three programs on Aug. 31, 2020. Please visit www.investatlanta.com, email email@example.com or call 404-880-7255 for more information on program eligibility and requirements, educational events, and the online application process.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MONDAY AUGUST 31, 2020!
ZOOM MEETING REGISTRATION
Join General Assembly for this FREE WEBINAR!
It’s easy to think that a great product or service will sell itself, but it’s rarely the case. Hear from marketing experts on how they create and market content that converts to sales. You’ll learn how to utilize different types of content to tell a story, increase engagement around your content, and then repurpose your content for different channels to maximize visibility.
Can you believe it's almost the end of July and our 5th month of COVID life?
Stay healthy, be kind and keep connecting! We're here for you!
Save the Date for the next KBOA General Zoom Meeting | Tuesday August 18th @ 11AM.
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7.29.20 @ 11am | Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger Hosts Small Business Recovery Tele-town Hall
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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is pleased to announce his office’s fourth financial recovery tele-town hall titled, Rebuilding & Recovering Financially: A Path to Financial Recovery. The tele-town hall, hosted through the She Leads financial literacy program, will provide insight and advice for Georgia small business owners and entrepreneurs who are struggling during the current economic turmoil. The event will take place on July 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM.
7.29.20 @ Noon | NFIB Webinar
SCORE, updates on the EIDL and PPP, Paid Leave Reimbursement, and Q&A
Join special guest, SCORE’s Executive Director Bridget Weston, along with Beth and Holly to learn about FREE business resources available through SCORE, and also reimbursement for paid sick and family leave, loans, and what’s next for small business financial assistance.
The webinar will cover:
7.30.20 @ 6:30PM | New City of Atlanta COVID-19 Small Business Grants, including the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty grant funds.
RSVP TO JOIN THURSDAY JULY 30TH @ 6:30PM WITH DISTRICT 5 COUNCIL MEMBER NATALYN ARCHIBONG
The Resurgence Grant Fund, made possible by a $22 million allocation of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), offers up to $40,000 to help cover pandemic-related costs, such as complying with requirements necessary for businesses to operate safely, plus access to up to $10,000 of no-cost technical assistance services.
Two other existing funds, the creATL Relief Fund and Strength in Beauty Fund, have also both been recapitalized with a portion of the CARES Act allocation. Both funds will continue to support the creative and cosmetology sectors by offering $1,000 grants to alleviate hardships due to the loss of business as a result of the pandemic.
Applications for the Resurgence, creATL, and Strength in Beauty Grant Funds open Monday, August 10.
BRICK AND MORTAR SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW
Announcing the launch of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country.
SHOP SMALL ENROLLMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO 8/23/20
Extended the offer enrollment period to 8/23/20 – so even more eligible Amex® Card Members have the chance to get rewarded when they Shop Small.
American Express Card Members can get $5 back in the form of a statement credit after they spend $10 or more at eligible small businesses – in stores and online – up to 10x* after they enroll on ShopSmall.com by 8/23/20.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO SAVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT VENUES!
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Earlier this week, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill to save live entertainment venues. This bill, called the Save Our Stages Act, needs your support in order to pass.
We're officially into a new season of COVID-19 living, most businesses are reopened in some capacity with more adjustments daily, the need to apply for relief is still real for many. We know that this time has been challenging at best. KBOA is here for you- call or email anytime.
INSIDE THIS NEWSLETTER:
No general meetings in July- We're taking a screen break! See you on August 18th @ 11am on Zoom.
FILL OUT THE SURVEY BY SUNDAY JUNE 28TH:
New PPP Law Updates
WATCH A STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION
CATCH UP ON ALL PPP RECORDED WEBINARS AND OTHER COVID BUSINESS RELATED INFO
EIDL APPLICATION IS OPEN AGAIN | Expires 9/30/20
INVEST ATLANTA SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS
Check out the entire list here
METRO CHAMBER RESTORE ATL FUND
Opens 6.22.20 until 7.6.20
CREATL RELIEF GRANTS FOR CREATIVES
This program will explore the history of policing, how public opinion of the police is changing and what defunding the police actual means and how this would affect our communities.
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Check out the National Center for Civil and Human Rights recent webinar recordings along with some excellent resources:
+ Watch: Taking Action to Support Under-Resourced Communities
+ Watch: Democracy for All
+ Watch: Campaign for Equal Dignity Launch
Additional actions you can take:
+ Support Love Sinks In
+ Join the conversation with Equitable Dinners
+ Sign the pledge for Equal Dignity & encourage others to sign
Stay Informed - Here is what we are reading:
+ Anti-Racism Resource Guide
+ Stamped from the Beginning | Ibram X. Kendi
+ In Tulsa, evictions were a crisis before the pandemic
It is the middle of June, the middle of the year, three months of COVID living and the start of an overdue awakening.
We hope you and your family are healthy, your business is recovering from any COVID impact and you know that you have support from your community!
Reach out to us anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org
KBOA wants to ensure that all businesses can add their voice to the business community during these vary challenging times. The pandemic has had a huge impact on small businesses. This is a time to come together and let our collective voice be heard with the City of Atlanta and with one another. More members = more power behind our collective voice!
Being a KBOA member brings many benefits, most of all, connecting to YOUR COMMUNITY!
Being a KBOA member brings many benefits, most of all, connecting to YOUR COMMUNITY!
We are offering membership based on what you can pay for the rest of 2020!
New members and renewing members can choose one of the following codes to use when applying if you need assistance with membership dues.
Membership is based on the join or renewal date.
We hope this removes all obstacles from being a part of the Kirkwood Business Owners' Association during these uncertain times. We need each other more than ever. Everyone is Welcome!
** If you have renewed in 2020, you can extend your membership into 2021. Thank you!!
As part of the Campaign for Equal Dignity, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights welcomes Fair Fight for a conversation about the current issues voters face and how to ensure the right to vote is extended to all people. Moderated by Mo Ivory
Online event. Free. Register and Sign the Pledge!
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jun 16, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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The board of directors of Kirkwood Business Owners' Association has been working together to express how we feel, what we believe, what we need to learn and what we will do to move forward towards a more equitable business community. Please accept our statement of solidarity as a starting point for ongoing listening and actions moving forward from this very pivotal time in all of our lives.
Our hearts hurt! We can’t sleep and see pain in each other’s eyes.
Kirkwood Business Owners’ Association believes in “everyone is welcome”. Our community is better with diverse businesses and owners, employees, vendors and customers of every color.
We know that community is born through individual relationships and change starts with one person at a time. We will continue to reach out to all business owners in the best way we can and strive to improve our community through inclusive, heartfelt connections.
We stand with the black lives matter movement and protests for justice and equality for all.