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    Thursday, April 09, 2020
    The San Rafael Police Department is reminding everyone to comply with the Public Health Order. We want to remind community members that violation of the Public Health Order is a misdemeanor crime punishable by: •             A fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or,  •             By imprisonment for a term of not more than 90 days, or by ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
    Monday, April 06, 2020
    A network of community banks and financial institutions is gearing up to implement one of the most ambitious economic relief programs in U.S. history as small businesses across the country weather the coronavirus and its economic fallout.  The $2 trillion coronavirus relief package signed last week, officially known as the CARES Act, includes nearly $350 billion for a federal small business loan ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    Loans and Tax Credit Available to Small Businesses  Keeping businesses afloat and workers under the wing of their employers is critical for ensuring the economy can quickly restart after the pandemic subsides. To this end, the stimulus package creates a $367 billion federally guaranteed loan program for small businesses that employ 500 or fewer people who must pledge not to lay off their ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    How can I obtain a small business loan from the government?  The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering loans for qualifying small businesses. These are low-interest (3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits) loans with terms potentially as long as 30 years. You can apply for an SBA loan through its website. Be prepared to provide the following information:  Tax ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic , Community
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    The federal government passed a coronavirus emergency relief package on March 18 that provides protected paid leave to workers impacted by COVID-19. In the episode below of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg is joined by employment law expert Benjamin Ebbink and CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera to discuss what employers should know about the new ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Advocacy, Economic
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The Marin Small Business Development Center is a resource for small businesses impacted by the coronoavirus and shelter in place. Federal and State loans are available for any small business suffering economic injury due to COVID-19.View Full FlyerVisit Marin SBDC website
    Categories: Advocacy, Economic , Chamber
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    We are SO appreciative of your overwhelming response to let us help you promote your new way of doing business!  One thing is resounding clear – SAN RAFAEL/MARIN COUNTY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS.  Even if their doors are closed, the phone lines/websites/online shops are definitely open.   Technology has been a blessing in that the majority of businesses are able to continue on via remote/virtual means, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic , Press Release, Human Interest
    Friday, March 13, 2020
    Register here for this free webinar! As new developments continue unfolding around the spread of COVID-19, many employers have questions about implications in the workplace.  Join Small Business Majority, Go-Biz, Employment Development Department (EDD) and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) for a statewide webinar covering policy updates related to COVID-19. Learn about what the State ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic , Advocacy, Community