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Stay Safe, Wear A Mask Delray Beach!

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 11:45am

The latest emergency declaration announced by the City of Delray Beach states that all visitors and residents are required to wear masks when inside grocery stores, convenience stores, retail establishments, pharmacies, retail food facilities or restaurants, and while performing construction or delivery activities. We have rounded up some of our local Downtown Delray Businesses who are making/selling masks to make it easy for you to purchase yours!

 

Amanda Perna - House of Perna/Neon Bohemians

Designer Amanda Perna has been making masks available for purchase with a buy one, have one donated to healthcare workers incentive! Purchase a mask for $25, and one will be made and donated to a healthcare worker. Masks come in multiple, fun designs, with each mask ordered being a surprise! Support Amanda by visiting her website: https://thehouseofperna.com/products/face-mask to purchase one now!

 

 

Glavidia Alexis - Glavidia Hair Studio

Hairstylist & designer Glavidia Alexis is making fun masks for all to wear. Follow her on social media: @GHSDelray on Instagram to check out the different styles and DM her for more information on how to purchase!

Masks are $20

 

 

 

 

Lois Brezinski - Lois Brezinski Artworks

Artist & shop owner Lois Brezinski is creating custom masks for anyone who reaches out to her in need. You can e-mail loisbrezinskiartworks@gmail.com to inquire. Masks are $7

 

 

 

 

Surf District Surf Shop

Currently receiving masks weekly have a "PICK UP"  time scheduled at Surf District Surf Shop. To have them shipped is an added fee. 
Masks are One size fits most; Mora Girls brand is bikini fabric & stretchy. Lotus & Luna are cotton.

Assorted prints, colors may vary. Some prints may not be shown in the picture, Leave us a note if you want certain colors, we will try our best to fulfill your desires!

Mask price varies. Inquire at https://www.surf-district.com/

The Monogram Closet

The Monogram Closet has masks available for purchase online ranging from $10 to $14. Purchase fun patterns like tye-dye and American flag-themed masks and have them shipped to you or pick them up! Visit: https://www.monogramcloset.com/online-store to see what is available!

 

 

 

 

 

 

*These are NOT N95 masks. These masks are not going to fully protect you from Corona Virus. You should still be practicing social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others in public and frequently washing your hands for 20 seconds. Remember your eyes are not in the mask so if you are touching things and then touching your eyes you are exposing yourself in the same way. These masks are not approved by the CDC and are meant to be an extra barrier to cover your face while in public places.

 ALL MASKS ARE FINAL SALE!


Are you a business that is selling or giving away face masks? Please let us know, so we can add you to the list! E-mail DDA@DowntownDelrayBeach.com

 

FAQs of Unemployment

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:28pm

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING UNEMPLOYMENT

 

I’ve lost my job or my hours have been reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Can I get unemployment benefits?

 

Yes. Go to https://connect.myflorida.com or call 1-800-204-2418 to apply. Those who are eligible will be able to get up to $275 per week for up to 12 weeks in state unemployment benefits, as well as an additional $600 per week for up to four months in federal benefits.

 

I’m having trouble getting through to Florida’s unemployment benefits website. What should I do?

 

This is a frequent complaint due to the large number of applicants. The Governor’s office is in charge, and they told us they are working urgently to improve the site. I will continue to press the issue.

 

I am self-employed or an independent contractor. Do these benefits apply to me?

 

Yes, thanks to a new federal law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Go to https://connect.myflorida.com or call 1-800-204-2418 to apply.

 

My small business is suffering as a result of the pandemic. What resources are available to me?

 

There are a number of different opportunities. The new Paycheck Protection Program provides assistance to employers to maintain their payroll and expenses during this public health emergency. These will be available retroactively from Feb. 15, 2020.

 

Beginning on April 3rd, businesses can go to a participating SBA 7(a) lender, bank, or credit union, apply for a loan, and be approved on the same day. These loans feature eight weeks fully forgivable funds to cover payroll, rent, utilities, and mortgage interest.

 

Small businesses are also eligible to apply online for immediate relief through Economic Injury Disaster Loans for an advance of up to $10,000 within three days, and Emergency Bridge Loans to help bridge the short-term gap in resources available. Subscribe to SBA emails for updates on available webinars and other resources.

 

I heard the government will be sending checks to people. How do I know if I qualify and when will I get my payment?

 

If you make $75,000 ($150,000 for married couples) or less per year, you will receive a payment of $1,200, with an additional $500 per child (16 and under). This payment decreases as incomes increase and stops entirely at $99,000 ($198,000 for married couples).

 

Payments will be issued by the IRS via direct deposit and will be based on your 2019 tax returns. If you have not filed for 2019 yet, then it will be based on your 2018 filling. If the IRS does not have your bank account information on file there will be an opportunity to submit this information to the IRS online. If you do not typically file a tax return, you will likely need to file a simple tax return to receive the economic assistance.

 

I’m on Social Security. Will I still get a stimulus check?

 

Yes. Everyone is eligible for the payments as long as they have a social security number and meet the household incomes limits listed above. This includes Social Security beneficiaries (retirement, disability, survivor) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients. You will receive this money the same way you receive your Social Security payments.

 

DELRAY BEACH MARKET-03.20.2020 Update

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:57pm

DELRAY BEACH MARKET-03.20.2020 Update

#33 SE 3RD Avenue

Delray Beach

 

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that we will be commencing our concrete shell

construction activities at the above referenced project on April 13, 2020 until November 20, 2020. There

are closures that will happen along SE 3rd Ave. See attached document to show the exact dates when

the MOT will be happening so you can plan accordingly.

All of our construction related activities are scheduled to take place between 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.

on weekdays and occasionally on Saturday. We intend to keep noise down to a minimum, take measures

to control dust, and coordinate the movement of vehicles to minimize traffic interruptions for the

neighborhood.

 

We would like to extend our appreciation for your patience and we understand that there will be

inconveniences to you during this construction process and we will do our best to minimize the impact

of the project for you, your family and your property.

 

If you have any concerns that you would like addressed, please contact us at

DBMConstructionInfo@gmail.com and we will be glad to help in any way possible.

 

Thank you,

KAST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC

Christian Rivera

 

MOT Dates:

1. March 25 thru March 26, 2020: 48 hr. single lane closure for crane rig

disassembly. See attachment A.

2. April 13 thru November 20, 2020: Concrete shell structure construction. See

attachment B.

3. April 27 & 28, 2020: 48 hr. SE 3rd Ave full closure for erection of tower

crane. See attachment C.

See attached MOT plan A, B & C for the construction of the concrete shell

structure.

COVID-19 Emergency Loans -- Small Business Guide and Checklist

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:30am

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.

Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. The administration soon will release more details including the list of lenders offering loans under the program.

In the meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.

Here are the questions yo may be asking--and what you need to know.

 

 

 

SBA Small Business Webinars & Workshops

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:40pm

COVID-19 Webinars (4/6 - 4/8)

The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19. 

Limited to the first 1000 callers.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. (SPANISH)
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694; Code: 7999184
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823958

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694; Code: 2743141
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823968

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694; Code: 9503517
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/824071

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. (SPANISH)
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694; Code: 9449193
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823960 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694; Code: 5215600
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823969 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694; Code: 1671546
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/824072

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. (SPANISH)
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694; Code: 9039175
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823962 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694; Code: 5550236
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823970

OLD WEBINARS:

How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Your Business – From Vision to Reality

Introducción a los Estados Financieros Webinar

HR Roundtable Lunch & Learn: Dysfunctional Team? What you can do

Webinar - SBA Programs for Veterans Looking to Start or Grow their Business

Build Revenue With An Effective Marketing Strategy

Thinking of Owning a Business? . . . An introduction to what's involved

Ways to Connect with SBA South Florida:
Websitewww.sba.gov/southflorida 
EmailSouthFlorida_DO@sba.gov
Twitter: @SBA_SouthFL
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