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The president today signed legislation that modifies the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) retroactively to the date of the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Posted On: June 05, 2020

County of Santa Cruz releases updated Shelter In Place Order, effective May 26, 2020. This order will remain in place until July 1, 2020, unless changed by County's Health Officer.

Posted On: June 04, 2020

Not like any zoom interview you've watched, in this pub talk-style episode, Marketing Advisor, Bryce Root explores how Humble Sea Brewing Co.  pivoted their business in literally 24 hours once shelter in place was enacted.

Posted On: June 03, 2020

Right now, our communities are experiencing an unprecedented set of events that are impressing upon us that we need to work together to help each other achieve a safe and stable existence.

Posted On: June 03, 2020

Many families and communities are a part of the workforce struggling during this time.

Posted On: June 01, 2020

An interview with Shaz at the Pajaro Valley Chamber on how to stay safe from all the C-19 scams and fraud that’s proliferating now.

Posted On: May 21, 2020

If your business is within the city limits of Santa Cruz proper, get ready because the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office team has crafted THREE AMAZING programs to help local businesses thrive and survive throughout the Covid-19 re-start that so many of you are navigating. 

Posted On: May 21, 2020

SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application


Posted On: May 18, 2020


Posted On: May 15, 2020

How are documents like I-9 forms examined when the offices are closed? Learn about the deferral of examinations that take place and how to hire people while working in a remote environment.

Posted On: May 14, 2020

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