photo credit: R.D. Lopez/Shots from Richmond
On Saturday we teamed up with Urban History Hikes and Uncover to host our first ever Virtual Merchant Showcase….and it was a lot of fun! We learned how to make our own shea butter moisturizer, how to wear a mask, how to make fettuccini alfredo, and all about the benefits of e-bikes. And we took a step back in time to learn about the Wisdom Tree and many other interesting Downtown history facts. HUGE thanks to our co-hosts, merchants, and everyone who purchased a ticket. You helped us raise funds to support these businesses. Did you tune in? What did you think? Do you want more? Let us know!
And now we turn our attention to supporting our small business community with FREE program and workshops:
- Our Square E-Commerce Program continues with on-demand tutorials, office hours on August 20 & 21, and FREE readers and terminals.
- On August 27 we are hosting a virtual Small Business Access to Capital & Debt Restructuring Workshop.
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August 20, 9am or 5pm
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Call to Action: Support ChuckT’s Recovery!
*UPDATE* ChuckT underwent surgery this past week. Please send all healing thoughts his way and, if you are able, please donate to his GoFundMe campaign. In addition to COVID19 setbacks, ChuckT is on the mend but still 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 to get ChuckT back on his feet (literally).
THIS WEEK’S TOP #SupportLocalSafely PICKS
Virtual Showcase Showcase Superstars *ENCORE!*
- 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.
More: Downtown Businesses Directory
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 August 7 Small Business Mailer
- FUNDS Facebook Black Business Grants, Amber Grants for Women
- GET LOCAL HELP COVID-19 Navigation Call Center: 1 (833) 320-1919, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm