We have started an initiative to LIFT our businesses with Gift Cards. We provide $25 gift card giveaways on our CTN Facebook page 5 days a week. Followers are able to tag their favorite business to win. This benefits our downtown businesses by keeping them relevant, putting cash in their registers, and by LIFTING their spirits as they see the community support. You can donate in $25 increments. If you donate $75, we will give away 3 gift cards. There is a small service fee that we ask that you cover due to processing fees. If you wish to donate without fees, we are still happy to take payment, but please contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org before purchase. If you wish to sponsor a specific business, you can do that too! Just email Liz with any requests!
Studio M, Effleurage Spa, Sokel Make Up and Skincare, Collins Barbershop, The Fun Shack, and The Old Opera House have all been closed by the executive order from Governor Jim Justice
Our Restaurants are TAKE OUT/Curbside Only. The list varies as to who is open and closed. Please Watch Facebook for updates.
Retailers are only allowed to sell online and have curbside pick up. This means no customers in the store. Businesses without an online store have an uphill battle.
Please keep all of our businesses in mind in the days ahead.
The Next Steps Pending Testing Results
We are currently under an executive order from Governor Justice to "stay at home."
Small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are currently eligible to apply for a long term low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.
Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
Businesses in MD, NJ, NC, OH (Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties), PA, SC, VA, WV and Washington, D.C. (See below if you’re located in other areas).
· That were in operation as of August 1, 2019.
· That have no more than 10 full time employees and no more than $1 million in annual revenue.
Ogden Newspapers has established a $1,000,000 grant fund to assist locally owned businesses with marketing during this challenging situation. As a family owned business, we are committed to supporting our local partners and helping them reach customers and relaunch their business
The GoFundMe Small Business Relief Initiative is intended to support our local businesses facing financial loss. Make a difference today by donating or starting a fundraiser.
With the current impacts to our economy, we want to make sure there are ways to help local entrepreneurs. Through Kabbage Payments™, any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses.
Once registered, businesses can send a custom link to their custom
Please add your name to the list of small business owners and advocates from across the country that have signed this letter to urge our Members of Congress to support Main Street during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.