Collaborative Teams to Support Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery
The SBA has just announced that long-term assistance for small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy is being made available through expanded funding to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s resource partners working in conjunction with state and local organizations.
SBA’s resource partners will issue a total of $13.1 million to collaborative teams, which will integrate local economic recovery efforts and bring distinct delivery of business services.
This second phase of funding, part of $19 million in emergency appropriations approved by Congress, will be distributed by SBA’s resource partners — the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), SCORE, and Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) — to collaborative teams in 11 states and a U.S. territory.
Here’s where the SBA anticipates awarding grants in FEMA region III areas:
Delaware – $304,000
The Delaware Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) will lead the Delaware Disaster Prevention and Business Recovery Program to serve the entire state. SBTDC’s statewide collaborative approach involves the following partners: WBC – Delaware YWCA Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship; Delaware Economic Development Office; Delaware Emergency Management Agency; New Castle County Chamber of Commerce; Lewes Chamber of Commerce; Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce; Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce; and Southern Delaware Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Maryland – $91,000
As lead of the Maryland Hurricane Sandy Recovery Consortium, the Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Network’s objective is to help small businesses refocus their operations and prepare to respond to future disasters. The SBTDC will collaborate with SCORE and also with the Economic Development Commissions/Agencies in Dorchester, Somerset, Salisbury-Wicomico and Worcester counties.
Pennsylvania – $1,058,000
The University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will lead coordination efforts with the Wharton Small Business Development Center (Wharton SBDC) and Empowerment Group, Inc., a WBC.
Virginia/North Carolina – $63,000
The Mason Small Business Development Center (SBDC) relief and training effort focuses on disaster in Virginia counties Accomack and Northampton and also covers the four declared counties in North Carolina. The SBDC will lead collaboration efforts with several entities to deliver services including Women’s Business Centers, SCORE and other local organizations. The Women’s Business Center at Old Dominion University will service the four counties in North Carolina.
Small businesses recovering from the physical and economic impact of Hurricane Sandy can get counseling and training services and recovery assistance from these collaborative teams. Businesses are encouraged to take advantage of these services and can locate the nearest SBA resource partner at http://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance.
2013 Blues Festival Recap!
In case you couldn’t make it, here’s a taste of what you missed this past weekend at the 2nd Annual St. Georges Blues Festival
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2nd Annual St. Georges Blues Festival
FULL DAY OF NON – STOP MUSIC !
Lucky & Tamara Peterson Band
Mac Arnold & Plate Full Of Blues
Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone
The Billy Walton Band
Garry Cogdell & The Complainers
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The NORTH SAINT GEORGES DESIGN REVIEW ADVISORY COMMITTEE and the NORTH SAINT GEORGES CIVIC ASSOCIATION will hold a joint public hearing on Thursday, September 22, 2011 in the Presbyterian Church building, Broad Street, North Saint Georges, beginning at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the future of the Commodore McDonough School. The new tenant will be in attendance to discuss plans for the building and to obtain input from the community.
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