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Faith Community Offers Easter Messages

The Faith Community of Bedford County will come together spiritually while keeping a safe distance physically to celebrate the most holy day of the Christian calendar: Easter Sunday (April 12th.)  and An online Easter Celebration is being compiled, including many Bedford County pastors providing passages and prayers of the season. A video is being produced [...]

By |2020-04-13T08:01:47-04:00April 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Faith Community Offers Easter Messages

SBA Info Including Paycheck Protection Program

March 31, 2020 - Details and Resources re: SBA Federal Disaster Loans/Payroll Protection Program The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses in your state that are suffering substantial economic loss as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is [...]

By |2020-04-03T11:07:32-04:00April 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on SBA Info Including Paycheck Protection Program

TELE-TOWN-HALL with Congressman John Joyce

TELE-TOWN-HALL Conference Call With Congressman John Joyce Small business owners and local community leaders in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District are invited to participate in a conference call regarding Congressional response to COVID-19, including the Paycheck Protection Program and other opportunities for assistance for the business community. Friday, April 3, at 1pm  (Dial-in early as space [...]

By |2020-04-03T09:09:12-04:00April 1st, 2020|Events|Comments Off on TELE-TOWN-HALL with Congressman John Joyce

UDNI Offers Remote Resources for Businesses

Are you prepared to productively work remote without compromising security? As COVID19 continues to shut down businesses, UDNI is ready to assist central Pennsylvania in managing the crisis effectively and efficiently by providing the necessary toolsets to succeed while all onboarding / implementation costs are waived and first 2 months of services are free up [...]

By |2020-03-31T09:33:30-04:00March 31st, 2020|Events|Comments Off on UDNI Offers Remote Resources for Businesses

CARES Act Resources for Small Businesses

March 30, 2020 -- UPDATED: Resources for Small Businesses Applying for SBA Loans in the wake of the sweeping CARES Act, passed March 27, 2020. These benefits are in addition to the previously announced resources.  (FAMILY FIRST Act.)   The legislation is specifically designed to streamline the application process and get relief (funds) to small businesses [...]

By |2020-03-30T17:24:15-04:00March 30th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on CARES Act Resources for Small Businesses

Connecting Laid-Off Workers, Companies with Important Resources

March 27, 2020 -- The Latest from CareerLink: There is an extreme need to connect laid-off workers to the correct resources.  e best way to file a new unemployment claim or to check on an existing claim is on the Unemployment Compensation (UC) website: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx. This site has a significant number of answers to questions about layoffs [...]

By |2020-03-27T13:09:07-04:00March 27th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Connecting Laid-Off Workers, Companies with Important Resources

Working Capital Loans Available for Small Businesses

March 25, 2020: The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) Board of Directors has taken action to make $61 Million available for working capital loans to small businesses. Small businesses are defined as for-profit businesses with fewer than 100 employees (WORLDWIDE) at the time of application. While not specified in the guidelines, the interest rate will [...]

By |2020-03-27T09:28:57-04:00March 25th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Working Capital Loans Available for Small Businesses

NEW: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Info

March 25, 2020 -- Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).   The guidance addresses critical questions such as: How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage? How can small businesses obtain [...]

By |2020-03-25T20:09:20-04:00March 25th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on NEW: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Info

SBA Defers Existing Disaster Loans

SBA Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, are now automatic. The changes mean borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have [...]

By |2020-03-25T08:31:50-04:00March 24th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on SBA Defers Existing Disaster Loans

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Announces Emergency COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

March 23 - The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies has announced the establishment of an emergency fund: the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, launched with $200,000 from CFA and Lee Initiatives Health and Wellness Endowment, and actively inviting others to help care for the community at a time when it’s most critical.  The Foundation is working [...]

By |2020-03-26T08:33:16-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Announces Emergency COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund