Advertisement

Local bars worry canceled football season will devastate their already hurting business

local bars worry canceled football season will devastate their already hurting business

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:


FORT MYERS


Recommended
Saturdays are about to change for many college football fans as the pandemic forced the Big Ten and Pac-12 to postpone all fall sports.
While fans are bummed, businesses that are already hurting expect it to get worse.
Sports bars like Shoeless Joe’s are used to seeing crowds pile in through the doors to watch college games.
They estimate that in one day alone they bring in about $7,000 to $10,000.
The big moneymaker for them is Ohio State because they’re the main hub for the local chapter of the Ohio State Alumni Association.
The general manager of the Crown Plaza where the sports bar is located, Jim Larkin, said this will be a hard loss to recover from and they hope to see sports pick back up again.
“We will be certainly looking forward to when we can get sports back in a full-time capacity because even now with sports being played without fans, it had somewhat of an impact. There seems to be less enthusiasm about coming out to watch games,” Larkin said.
In an attempt to save the season, players started using the hashtags “We want to play” and “We are united.” As of …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE

Harrisonburg Business Recovery Grant program to provide $750,000 to the local community

harrisonburg business recovery grant program to provide $750,000 to the local community

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — The Harrisonburg Economic Development has plans to inject $750,000 into the local community through the Harrisonburg Business Recovery Grant program, according to a news release from the City of Harrisonburg.Using funds provided by the federal CARES Act, the city will award grants up to $10,000 for qualifying businesses that apply. These funds can be used to compensate employees, pay for rent or utilities, purchase inventory or provide personal protective equipment related to COVID-19.Applications will open on Thursday and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Aug. 27.“Our businesses have endured so much during this pandemic,” Harrisonburg Economic Development Director Brian Shull said. “I am thankful to City Council for allocating these funds to help Harrisonburg businesses cover some of their expenses during these uncertain times. We want to do whatever we can to help them keep the lights on and the doors open.”The amount of funding a business can receive depends on the employment total for the business. The grants will also only be made available to for-profit businesses with anywhere between one and 100 full-time employees.You can read other regulations, as well as apply for the grant, at www.harrisonburgdevelopment.com.Copyright 2020 WHSV. All rights …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Harrisonburg Business Recovery Grant program to provide $750,000 to the local community”

Instructors For Hire: How The Pandemic Is Fueling A New Side Business

instructors for hire: how the pandemic is fueling a new side business

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

A new cottage industry is forming in Hawaii around private instructional services aimed at filling in the educational experience for students whose schooling may be disrupted by the pandemic.
Nick McGreivy is one such individual looking to plug the gap. A fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in plasma physics at Princeton University, McGreivy is marketing “Pandemic Pod Learning Oahu,” a small-group academic service to be offered at a family’s home.
“This is the first time I’m doing something like this,” he said, adding he saw an opportunity for a demand in pod learning in an environment that is safe.
He’s not alone. McGreivy’s business idea latches onto a trend that’s occurring all around the country: “pandemic pods” or select, small groups of students formed by parents who can afford to hire a private tutor or teacher for the group with lessons hosted out of one’s home to keep outside contact minimal.
Nick McGreivy, a Ph.D. student who moved to Honolulu earlier this year, is offering STEM pandemic pod learning.
But many worry these pods could widen the educational divide among kids along socioeconomic lines.
“We are in danger of a growing inequity,” said Deborah …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Instructors For Hire: How The Pandemic Is Fueling A New Side Business”

Small businesses add up to big business for local communities

small businesses add up to big business for local communities

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:


We are living in a moment of collective stress that seems to be compounding daily, an uncertainty that has affected every person. There is a quiet sadness that permeates our lives these days. Where there once was a spark of recognition, there are now darting eyes behind a mask. Where there once was an embrace, there is now scurrying six feet away.We had never experienced anything like this before. We do not know exactly when it is going to end, or how it is going to impact us in the long term.What are the likely long-term impacts on retail bricks-and-mortar shopping? For business owners, new growth opportunities in a post-COVID recovery will require a renewed entrepreneurial spirit.

If we are to emerge from this year of chaos and move forward, we must embrace the free exchange of ideas and changes in consumer habits. Ideas are where solutions are born, and the creativity and innovation of our small businesses will drive our revitalization efforts.But we as consumers have skin in this game as well, especially here in the Mon Valley. We are the face of the Valley, which is a brand that we wear wherever we go. Every …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Small businesses add up to big business for local communities”

His food truck business has become “very hit or miss” – Marketplace

his food truck business has become “very hit or miss” – marketplace

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

When office buildings across the country closed their doors in March, many food truck owners were left scrambling, having lost a significant portion of their lunch hour customers. Jose Sanchez was one of them. Sanchez began his food truck business, Ay! Empanadas, last October in Houston, and in January, business was finally beginning to pick up as he had started selling his food at apartment complexes and outside office buildings.

Now, because of the pandemic, “it’s very hit or miss,” he said. Since many more people are at home, he said local home ownership associations are requesting food trucks in neighborhoods. But reliable revenue is tricky. Sometimes, he’ll go to a location and make around “$500 in four hours,” he said, and just a week or two later, he’ll return to the same location, only to make about $70. But Sanchez is trying to make things work. His son is almost a year old, and right now, Ay! Empanadas is Sanchez’s only source of income.

Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Let us know how your economy is doing using the form below, and your story may be featured on a future edition of “ …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “His food truck business has become “very hit or miss” – Marketplace”

Black business owners in Metro Detroit making name for themselves with famous clientele

black business owners in metro detroit making name for themselves with famous clientele

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

DETROIT – For Black Owned Business Month, Local 4 caught up with two women who have made a name for themselves in the beauty industry with some big-named clientele.“My friend, he emailed me the next day and he was, like, ‘You’re the doctor of glam,‘” Rashida LaShawn said.“Rashida” is what her friends and clients call her, but she’s known everywhere as The Glam Doctor.“This is not just makeup for me, Evrod,” LaShawn said. “I don’t just do makeup to make people look pretty. Yes, I do that, but you’re changing lives and people’s spirits. You’re helping them feel amazing about themselves.”It’s her passion. She works out of her makeup studio but also travels with her team for clients all across Metro Detroit.“I’ve done Omari Hardwick,” LaShawn said. “I’ve worked with Roberta Flack. I’ve worked with SWV, Vivica Fox, Robin Givens.”Those are just some of the big names that call on her for services when they’re in town. While she has achieved success, being a black business owner came with some challenges.“It’s tough,” LaShawn said.“Why?” asked Local 4′s Evrod Cassimy.“It’s very …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Black business owners in Metro Detroit making name for themselves with famous clientele”

Biden picks Kamala Harris, his former 2020 rival, to be his vice presidential running mate

iam platform login page background

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:

After months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden tapped Sen. Kamala Harris of California to be his vice presidential running mate.The 55-year-old former California attorney general will be the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated by either major party for vice president. Harris was chosen despite some concerns about her viral debate moment when she went after Biden over his opposition to federally mandated bussing.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris of California will be his vice presidential running mate, making her the first ever woman of color on a major party presidential ticket.The selection makes Harris a leading figure in the Democratic Party, with the chance to be a heartbeat away from the presidency and a favorite for the next nomination in 2024 or 2028. She’ll be the fourth woman to ever be nominated by a major party on a presidential ticket. Harris, 55, was briefly a frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, but dropped out last December amid lagging enthusiasm and dwindling campaign funds. The former prosecutor notably sparred with Biden during a Democratic debate over his opposition to federally mandated …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Biden picks Kamala Harris, his former 2020 rival, to be his vice presidential running mate”

Winston-Salem Journal offers stimulus program for local businesses to reach local consumers during COVID-19

winston-salem journal offers stimulus program for local businesses to reach local consumers during covid-19

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:




As the leading provider of news, information and advertising solutions in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, we are excited to announce the launch of our Local Business Stimulus program.This program offers matching marketing credits to our local businesses to help them navigate the changes brought on by COVID-19.It comes on the heels of our highly successful Local Marketing Grant program, in which we provided over $255,000 in advertising support to our local business partners. Put simply, things have changed, and our local businesses have lived through this change over the past few months.

Their customers are looking to do business with them in new ways, asking for new services and looking for new ways to connect every day. That’s why we stand ready to build on our commitment to help our local businesses succeed with our Local Business Stimulus Program.With our large local audiences and world-class digital services like text marketing, website design and managed email and search campaigns, we can put together the right combination to help our local businesses not only tackle change, but thrive in it.Since our inception, the Winston-Salem Journal has partnered with local businesses across our region to deliver their message to …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Winston-Salem Journal offers stimulus program for local businesses to reach local consumers during COVID-19”

Winston-Salem Journal offers stimululs program for local businesses to reach local consumers during COVID-19

winston-salem journal offers stimululs program for local businesses to reach local consumers during covid-19

BEGIN ARTICLE PREVIEW:




As the leading provider of news, information and advertising solutions in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, we are excited to announce the launch of our Local Business Stimulus program.This program offers matching marketing credits to our local businesses to help them navigate the changes brought on by COVID-19.It comes on the heels of our highly successful Local Marketing Grant program, in which we provided over $255,000 in advertising support to our local business partners. Put simply, things have changed, and our local businesses have lived through this change over the past few months.

Their customers are looking to do business with them in new ways, asking for new services and looking for new ways to connect every day. That’s why we stand ready to build on our commitment to help our local businesses succeed with our Local Business Stimulus Program.With our large local audiences and world-class digital services like text marketing, website design and managed email and search campaigns, we can put together the right combination to help our local businesses not only tackle change, but thrive in it.Since our inception, Winston-Salem Journal has partnered with local businesses across our region to deliver their message to customers …

END ARTICLE PREVIEW

READ MORE FROM SOURCE ARTICLE Continue reading “Winston-Salem Journal offers stimululs program for local businesses to reach local consumers during COVID-19”