Downtown Richmond businesses are in the spotlight! Our very own Rich City Studios is a second-round recipient of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Of the 31 grants awarded, 26 benefited diverse-owned businesses and 2 are located in California. We are honored to have supported them in applying and so happy for this positive outcome. Join us in congratulating them on this most excellent news: send a notebook a sessionget some merch. This Saturday we will be shining the spotlight on 4 Black-owned enterprises at our next Virtual Merchant Showcase. Don’t miss it!

Main Street Presents

Virtual Merchant Showcase – January 16

Saturday, January 16  |  2pm  |  via Zoom  |  Tickets $10

Showcasing 4 Amazing Black-Owned Enterprises and featuring cool Downtown history, trivia, prizes, exclusive deals just for ticketholders, and more. PLUS: 100% of the proceeds will be given directly to the showcased businesses. 

Get your ticket, invite your friends, and join us for our
first Virtual Merchant Showcase of 2021!

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NEW COVID19 Relief Programs for California Small Businesses  

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

What: Micro grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the related health and safety restrictions. Funds are administered by California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA); applications are processed by Lendistry.

Deadline to Apply: January 13, 2021, 11:59pm PST

Get HelpPreview the ApplicationFree WebinarsApplication Guidance

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

What: A low-interest loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state as they adapt and navigate the effects of COVID-19. Loans are available through local CDFI lenders.

To ApplyComplete pre-application to be screened and matched with a lender

Get Help: Email, Call (833) ASK-SBDC, Resources

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