On Friday we rolled up our sleeves, put on our face masks, and picked up shovels to beautify Downtown. RPAL youth ambassadors and Groundwork Richmond’s green team led the way: identifying the planters and tree wells around CoBiz Richmond as prime locations for removing blight and adding greenery that will both beautify this corner of Downtown and provide cleaner air, shade, and a happier urban ecosystem for years to come. Check out this neat Richmond Standard video story.
This Saturday we are rolling up our sleeves again…this time to co-host the first ever Downtown Richmond Virtual Merchant Showcase! GET YOUR TICKETS now and tune in on Saturday at 2pm for history, trivia, prizes, exclusive updates and tutorials from participating businesses, and more! Still on the fence? Don’t be! But also, stay tuned to our social media channels all this week for previews.
Catch up on the latest small business news: Watch the recent Mayor’s Business Webinar and tune in to tonight’s Proposed Gross Receipts Tax Ballot Measure Community Meeting 5:30pm-7pm. Learn more about this meeting, this proposed ballot measure, and how to voice your opinions about it at this week’s City Council meeting here.
Call to Action: Support ChuckT’s Recovery!
If you are able, please donate to this GoFundMe campaign for Richmond resident & Downtown business owner ChuckT of Rich City Studios. In addition to COVID19 setbacks, ChuckT is now facing a long road of recovery from injuries sustained in a vehicle collision on July 24. Let’s show ChuckT our love and support! Every dollar & forward helps!
Virtual Showcase Showcase Superstars
- Gratitude Afrocentric Gift Shop Gifts of love, hope & healing. Gift cards, curbside pick-up & mail orders available.
- The Rich Clothing Co The official licensed apparel company for the City of Richmond. Cozy hoodies, fly caps, cools Ts, masks, and more.
- Rich City Rides Bike & Skate Shop Your independent, for-profit worker-owned cooperative…and the scrappiest magic filled bike skate shop in the bay area!
- San Francisco Pizza & Restaurant Pizza, pasta, entrees, salads, and more. All homemade from fresh ingredients for 20+ years.
Top COVID19 Resources for Small Business & Residents
- EXTENDED Contra Costa County Rent Freeze & Eviction Moratorium
- LATEST HEALTH ORDER July 13 Reopening Revision & Face Covering Rules
- GET TESTED FREE COVID Testing for All County Residents Call 1 (844) 421-0804
- Richmond Cares Hotline Call (510) 620-6700, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
For Small Businesses
- DON’T MISS July 24 Small Business Mailer
- APPLY NOW: BUSINESS GRANTS HartBeat of Main Street, LISC Small Business Relief Grant
- EXTENDED: Deadline to apply to the Paycheck Protection Program is now August 8. Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness Application now available. Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness, Get Help
- COVID-19 Navigation Call Center: 1 (833) 320-1919, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm