Several nonprofits had to cancel their largest fundraising events because of social distancing rules related to COVID-19. See why those organizations are still in need and consider donating to them.
There is no lack of creativity in this crazy time. Our small businesses and attractions are showing what makes this city amazing virtually. From live concerts to collection tours, see what you can see this week.
To qualify, businesses and non-profits must have a physical presence in Oklahoma, must have suffered or are likely to suffer substantial economic injury as a result of the pandemic, must be independently owned and operated, must not have credit available elsewhere and must meet size standards required by SBA.
In addition to gathering paperwork, business owners can set up their user name and password at disasterloan.sba.gov and click “Apply online.” Owners can also start filling out the application to have it ready to file once the portal opens.
The state-mandated school building closure is currently being recommended for the remainder of the semester. A list of food distribution sites and times are available at the district’s website www.okcps.org/covid-19.
We at the Chamber, alongside our many partners involved in the economic development process and profession, remain focused on the type of economic diversification that can help improve our metro’s relative exposure to cyclical downturns inherent in many industries.
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