Business Community Looking for Reopen Plan from MN; Plus Businesses Still Left Waiting on PPP Conformity
Businesses are now asking, where’s the plan for the next steps of reopening?
With all the tools in place, it is reasonable to ask, how will you keep moving past the restrictions?
Businesses have made the economic sacrifices you’ve asked of them: shutting their doors, limiting customers and enduring incredible financial losses. Some businesses have shut their doors forever and others are teetering on the brink. They’ve had the gut-wrenching decisions to lay off employees and figure out how to implement new safety features. READ Full Letter to Gov Walz.
- Last week the MN Senate passed legislation that would provide tax conformity on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Thank you to Senator Jasinski for supporting the measure. The MN House and governors office have NOT signaled any movement to provided this needed relief to business.
- New business openings mostly went into effect yesterday, March 15. Click HERE to view the Executive Order and a summary of impacted businesses.
- Steele County grants have been announced, See Who Got What.
- Will you be a Owatonna High School graduate this year? Do you have an Business or Business related focus? Applications are being taken for the Ted G. Ringhofer Memorial Scholarship in partnership with North Risk Partners -TPS Insurance and the Owatonna Chamber Ambassadors. Deadline for submission is on or before April 2, 2021. You can find the application at OHS Career Center or by clicking HERE.