Good afternoon.
If you follow our social media, you’ve seen the ‘shop local’ reminder posted today. Many of the large retailers are beginning the holiday shopping season today with deals and bargains.
NOW MORE THAN EVER, our local retailers and service providers need your business! NOW MORE THAN EVER, marketing your business online is imperative!
BUSINESS OWNERS – would you take a moment and share our post on your business page? It is up to all of us to promote local and help raise awareness of the great things available right here in Fayette County! Share our post and add a quick blurb about one of your specials or gift ideas!
Today, the Governor announced Fayette County is second in the state for active cases of the coronavirus. Many families are very ill; many businesses are struggling to maintain healthy staff. It is important to do all we can do to stop the spread. If at any time you need COVID-procedure signage for your business, please call. I will print them out and deliver, or I can send signs in electronic format for you to print. It is important that we post reminders around our workplaces and shops.
The risk level guidelines for the public can be found here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/OPHASM/COVID-19-Risk-Level-Guidelines-GP.pdf

Newly Updated Forgiveness Application

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

Get the details by clicking this link.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose visits Walmart DC #7012

Walmart has partnered with the Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office to distribute necessary PPE to Ohio’s county boards of elections as they prepare to administer the upcoming election. 800,000 masks, 27,000 gowns, and 29,000 face shields were donated/purchased by Governor DeWine to help keep voters and poll workers safe.
Distributions were coordinated from Walmart’s Washington Courthouse Distribution Center.
“Businesses across Ohio have stepped up to make sure voters and election officials have the PPE they need to be ready this election day – and this is no exception. I appreciate Walmart’s work to help ensure voting will be safe in Ohio!” said LaRose.
“We build a better community when we all participate in our federal, state and local elections. Walmart encourages associates and customers to participate in the election process by helping to provide the tools and information they need to vote,” said Adam Becker, General Manager of the Walmart Distribution Facility in Washington C.H. “We are honored to help protect the health and safety of poll workers and voters throughout the state.”
Secretary LaRose previously issued the Ohio Voting Safety Plan to Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections, setting forth safety requirements for early and Election Day voting, as well as recommendations for voters, to run a safe and healthy election this fall. Other companies have donated masks and hand sanitizer this past month, with Ohio Department of Health distributing the sanitizer to the county boards.