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A Message from Anchorage Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Bruce Bustamante and Diversity Coordinator Dr. Jocasta Olp
ANCHORAGE – This week, our city and the Anchorage Chamber join with others nationwide in outrage, sorrow, and righteous indignation against racism. Our business community stands together in support of racial equality, equity, and inclusion. Recent events are an unfortunate reminder that progress that has been made is not enough. We grieve with communities around the country and are encouraging Anchorage business and civic leaders at all levels to come together and adopt policies that promote a better
ANCHORAGE, AK – The Municipality of Anchorage and Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC) announced the recipients of the $1 million COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant program today. These grants will provide support and stabilization during a challenging time when too many small businesses and nonprofits are bearing the cost of responding to the public health crisis. The grants support business operations, including but not limited to, payroll, rent, utilities, taxes, and paying vendors. CILC is
SBA and Treasury Department Announce $10 Billion for CDFIs to Participate in the Paycheck Protection
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be lent exclusively by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs work to expand economic opportunity in low-income communities by providing access to financial products and services for local residents and businesses. These dedicated funds will further ensure that the
AIDEA Announces AK CARES Funding Program Partnership with DCCED and Credit Union 1 to Support Alaska Small Businesses (Anchorage) – The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board at its May 20th meeting unanimously approved a resolution that creates in AIDEA the AK CARES Funding Program to support small Alaska businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is in partnership with the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Welcome back to business, some things have changedAlaska agency provides businesses tools to effectively communicate safety changesANCHORAGE, Alaska—It’s safe to say “return to work” doesn’t mean return to normal. The world has shifted, businesses are quickly adapting, and so will the ways they communicate with customers and clients. Thompson & Co. Public Relations is providing local businesses a boost with new service packages designed to provide efficiencies, assurances and relief using communications
WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete
ANCHORAGE — The Municipality of Anchorage dedicated $1 million for grants to small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Too many small businesses and nonprofits are bearing the cost of responding to the public health crisis, and this fund will provide some support as Anchorage moves through these incredibly challenging times. The Municipality is partnering with Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC) to process and distribute small business and nonprofit stabilization funds. The application period
SEATTLE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released an updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Report detailing data from the second round of PPP funding through May 8. This report contains PPP loan numbers and volume by state along with lender segments – including PPP loans made by CDFIs, MDIs, non-banks and lenders with less $1 billion in assets. The following is summary of all available PPP data for states in the SBA Pacific Northwest Region plus national numbers for
Weekend Market is Open but Altered due to COVID-19 Restrictions Food trucks and food vendors will be allowed during Phase 1 & 2 Anchorage, AK – May 8, 2020 Due to the Municipality of Anchorage’s COVID-19 restrictions that have been put in place, the Weekend Market in downtown Anchorage will be allowed to only host food trucks or produce/food vendors during Phase 1 & 2. “While the Weekend Market looks very different for 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is still open and home to support
Coca-Cola Scholars: Regional Finalist for $20,000 College Scholarship Cameron Blackwell@ Soldotna High School •Coca-Cola Scholars•(150) $20,000 College Scholarships•Provides•10 Years to use $20,000 towards Tuition/Housing/Textbooks/Computer•Timeline•(150) Coca-Cola Scholars Announced•March, 2020•Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet•April 16, 2020 Applications Open: August 1-October 31, 2020 Apply:Here