October 1, 2020
Need to Know
To keep track of Riverside County Covid-19 status rivcoph.org/coronavirus
Free testing locations: gettested.ruhealth.org
Everything you need to know about voting in Riverside County is here voteinfo.net
SOI Update Information
Want to find out more about the redevelopment projects that were mentioned during the special SOI update? Here are some links for you to explore:
New Perris High School puhsd.org
Construction at the I-215 Freeway Interchange at Placentia Avenue pe.com/2020
New Skate Park in Hemet hemetca.gov/DocumentCenter
New Elementary School in Lake Elsinore pe.com
New Recreation Center At Temecula’s Margarita Community Park pe.com
Murrieta Town Square Park Amphitheater murrietaca.gov
Want to watch the City of Temecula State of the City? You can do that here temecula.org
Resources for Small Businesses
Agencies that are assisting small businesses include the California Office of the Small Business Advocate, SCORE, SBDC, economic development departments as well as the Entrepreneurship Task Force. Most of these are free of charge.
Here are some details about the loan program:
Who is eligible for the loan?
Small business entities that have been affected by loss, damage or other economic injuries due to the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
How much can you borrow?
The Small Business Finance Center’s Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program allows a maximum loan of $1.25 million and a maximum guarantee of $1 million. To serve as many California small businesses as possible, the COVID-19 disaster program is focused on serving small businesses, especially those in low-wealth and immigrant communities with needs from $500 to $50,000.
More FAQ’s can be found here, covid19.ca.gov.
Many Economic Development Directors agree that there is not a one-size-fits-all business checklist, therefore, meeting with the EDD team in the city in which you wish to start your business, contributes to the success. The department specializes in licensing, assistance with permits, advice on structure and even determining whether or not the city needs that specific business. The EDD not only saves businesses time and money but provides regulatory relief. Relief from some businesses has been crucial throughout the pandemic. Below are links to more info.
Find out how you can take the The Safer Together, Greater Together Pledge visittemeculavalley.com
Race Diversity Panel
Learn more about the new Diversity and Inclusion Commision by going to the city’s website and emailing the city council members temeculaca.gov
You can apply to participate in the panel here
Riverside County is also holding three listening sessions to explore the effects of the pandemic and racism in the county. This article has more of what you need to know. news.yahoo.com/pandemic-racism-riverside-county-officials
Good to Know
Project Global projectglobal2020.weebly.com/ provides math tutoring via zoom at no cost to participating families.
SCORE Inland Empire inlandempire.score.org is a network of volunteer business consultants who offer small business entrepreneurs free counseling services. They currently need professionals versed in employment and tax laws, human resources, marketing, and financial banking.
The organization, Californians for All californiavolunteers.ca.gov is asking for volunteers to check on neighbors who might need help with food and necessary supplies.
Volunteer Action for the Aging scan.samaritan.com is looking for spanish speaking volunteers to reach out to Riverside-San Bernardino senior citizens who need socialization.
Ascend Hospice in the City Of Riverside is looking for experienced sewers to create memory bears. Contact Natalie Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 951-201-3252
Peltzer Pumpkin Farm In Temecula’s Wine Country for some pumpkin patch family fun that includes a petting zoo, train rides, and pumpkin painting classes. peltzerfarms.com
Join in the fun with the City of Temecula’s Halloween Decorating contest – temeculaca.gov
Bring the family to the Drive-in at Akash Winery on Thursday 10/8 – akashwinery.com
Speed Networking – grow your circle of associates in record time – networknite.com/riverside