In fact, more than 40 percent of business owners said they felt the phase 3 reopening was coming "too late," compared with just 13.6 percent who said it's happening too early. Thirty percent said they feel it's the right time to reopen, and business owners seemed almost evenly split in their opinion on Pritzker's performance during the pandemic. More than 42 percent said they are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the governor's performance, while more than 45 percent are satisfied or very satisfied. … [Read more...] about IL Reopening: Businesses Ready, Many Customers Anxious
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As of Tuesday, retail stores in Contra Costa County can offer curbside sales or other outdoor pickups, but neither outside dining nor outdoor display of retail items is allowed. The city's planned actions come as Walnut Creek - like almost every Bay Area city - faces significant economic hits because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about Walnut Creek Takes Steps To Help Businesses Rebound
EVANSTON, IL — Last week, we asked local business owners around the country how Patch could best help them weather the economic downturn brought on by the new coronavirus. We received hundreds of responses and a number of excellent ideas — stay tuned! — but far and away, the most common response was: "Help us let the community know we're open for business." … [Read more...] about Evanston Businesses: Open Or Closed? Let Your Customers Know
With the Skokie area expected to move to Phase Three of the Restore Illinois plan on May 29, Skokie restaurants will be allowed to open for outdoor dining, and retail stores, salons, offices and more also will be able to reopen with restrictions. The State of Illinois has issued reopening guidance for a variety of business sectors. Click here for links to reopening information for retail, personal care/salons, service centers (car washes, dry cleaners, etc.), restaurants and bars, health/fitness businesses, offices, manufacturers, outdoor recreation facilities and youth sports organizations. All Skokie businesses that choose to reopen are required to adhere to the guidelines for their sector. Please email [email protected] for assistance or with questions. … [Read more...] about Skokie Businesses – See Reopening Guidelines!
This is an opportunity to get many of the questions that are on your mind answered in one webinar. Officials from the state, local and federal government will provide updates on a variety of issues vital to the continued success of your business, including the CARES Act, PPP Forgiveness Guidance, and the Governor's recently released "Reopening Massachusetts" Plan. … [Read more...] about HELPFUL WEBINAR for Wilmington & Tewksbury Small Businesses