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FROM VERIZON

Verizon Weathers COVID Crisis, Accelarates 5G Deployments

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SMALL BUSINESS WEBINAR SERIES

Using Scheduling Tools to Build Your Social Media Content Calendar, September 22, 2 pm ET

Don’t miss Mari Smith, “The Queen of Facebook,” and author of “The New Relationship Marketing.” Back by popular demand, she’s returning to our series to share how to run your social media like a pro: creating a content calendar and utilizing powerful scheduling tools.

Meet the Presenter: Mari Smith is so well recognized as a premier Facebook marketing expert, Facebook hired her to help teach business throughout the US. Known as “The Queen of Facebook,” she’s also a dynamic keynote speaker and the author of “The New Relationship Marketing.”

Register Now

The Keys to Explosive Growth for Your Small Business, september 29, 2 pm et

A producer in film, TV and music, Jeff Hoffman has won both an Emmy and a Grammy. As a successful entrepreneur, speaker and author, Jeff has a passion to support fellow entrepreneurs and joins us to share keys to igniting new growth for your small business. Register Now

You can watch the replays of the webinars you missed: Replays

 

INFORMATION ON VERIZON RESPONSE TO COVID-19. CLICK HERE.

Verizon-Related Covid-19 FAQs. Click Here

 

WORKING FROM HOME

As a current One Talk customer, you’re likely familiar with One Talk, but we’d like to remind you of some of the features One Talk supports that can help make your job easier right now and provide a simple business continuity solution. 

With One Talk, you can make/receive calls and collaborate while away from the office on a supported device - Mobile Phone, One Talk Desk Phone, Tablet, or PC/Mac computers. 

  • One Talk allows you to enable your phone number on up to (8) devices. 
  • Three calls can be simultaneously placed or received on any supported device. 
  • All features such as Auto Receptionist and Hunt Group continue to work as they do when you’re in the office. 
  • Easily communicate via the Verizon 4G/LTE Wireless network or most broadband Internet services. 
  • One Talk, combined with Conferencing services such as Zoom, Webex or Blue Jeans, can help enable a complete business collaboration solution.

For more information on how Verizon can help you work on the go or at another location, contact your Sales Representative and go to: 


GENERAL INFO

IRS Releases Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a notice regarding the implementation of President Trump’s recent executive order on payroll tax deferral. The document can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-65.pdf

FAQs - PPP

Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, issued guidance to address frequently asked borrower and lender questions concerning forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The FAQ guidance document can be accessed here.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RESOURCES ON COVID-19

Coronavirus.gov - Latest official information from the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Official coronavirus health information

U.S. Small Business Administration - Coronavirus relief funding options

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Resources and guidance for small businesses

Occupational Safety & Health Administration - Information for workers and employers about the coronavirus pandemic

OSHA Guidance for Manufacturing - COVID-19 guidance for the manufacturing industry workforce

OSHA Guidance for Construction - COVID-19 guidance for the construction workforce


FROM STAPLES

Checkout the new Coronavirus Product Guide for items and solutions to keep you safe and healthy.


FROM LBM JOURNAL

UPG is sponsoring a series of seminars on Coronavirus-related content. Visit lbmjournal.com for information.


FROM NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

NPMA staff have been working tirelessly on your behalf since the start of the Corona Virus pandemic. From advocating for our industry to be designated as an “essential service” and asking states for a temporary license for new employees; to providing you with the most current HR information, communication vehicles, technical insights on potential new service offerings and other ways to protect your business and your employees during this unprecedented time. We developed a website pestcontrolcoronavirus.com where we are housing the most current information on areas critical to your business which is updated with breaking news, the most current CDC information, public policy, state and local “essential service” designations, HR and communication vehicles including how to communicate with your employees, government, customers, FAQs  and more. As more of you have asked, we are also looking into and providing more resources around disinfection services.

 


FROM AMERICAN COATINGS ASSOCIATION (ACA)

Upcoming Webinar:

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update & Townhall Q&A

August 5, 1 - 2 pm ET

This free webinar will provide an update on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In addition to reviewing recent PPP developments, the webinar will feature a townhall style question & answer session. The webinar will be led by Steve Dickinson, leader of the PPP task force at Cozen O’Connor law firm.

Register

ACA Resource Web Page: https://www.paint.org/state-emergency-orders-legislation-regarding-business-closures-due-to-coronavirus-concerns/


FROM AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA)

Just a few minutes ago, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020 which provides additional funding for the small business loans included in the CARES Act: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). We expect the House of Representatives to pass this same bill soon.

If your firm is eligible and interested in a loan but did not receive one in the last round, you should act quickly.The funding is allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t wait for Congress to finalize this deal—applications are still being processed before new funding is made available, so apply now.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

  • Additional $10 billion available in emergency EIDL loans
  • Loans may be up to $2 million
  • 501c6 organizations are eligible for this loan
  • Additional $50 billion available in other disaster loans
  • To apply, go directly to the Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • See here for more details about the EIDL application

The Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020 also includes additional funding for other COVID-19 response measures, including $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion for testing.

AIA lobbied hard for increased appropriations for the PPP and EIDL. We will continue to lobby on your behalf. We are working with Congress on subsequent legislation to urge them to include increased relief for 501c6 organizations and longer-term economic recovery measures, including robust infrastructure investment.


FROM NATIONAL LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL DEALERS ASSOCIATION (NLBMDA)

As the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve at a chaotic pace, NLBMDA is be sending members a regular alert to provide updates on new actions taken by federal and state governments in response to COVID-19. These will include updates on state executive orders, federal guidance documents and Congressional activity. Members can find all of NLBMDA’s COVID-19 resources and communications by visiting our website here.


FROM SECURITY INDUSTRY OF AMERICA (SIA) & ISC WEST

SIA Webinars: Click Here to Register

ISC News Webinars:

 

Last month, the ISC Security Events team introduced our ISC News webinars, where you can receive detailed knowledge from security industry experts on the biggest challenges professionals are facing today. Sign up today for ISC News and stay informed on upcoming webinars including our next international broadcast on Wednesday, July 29 – Global Security and Law Enforcement Trends in an Age of Turmoil.

 


FROM DOOR AND HARDWARE INSTITUTE (DHI)

During these challenging times, DHI is here to provide you with the support and resources you need. Because of this, we would like to extend the corporate member resources below to all members, and will continue to place additional resources on our COVID-19 Resources page as they become available.

SHIFT TO TOMORROW

Join us over the next six weeks for a program of FREE, elective Sunday conversations and Wednesday deep dive webinar classes focused on shifting to tomorrow. CLICK HERE for more info and schedule.

 


FROM AMERICAN SUPPLY ASSOCIATION

 
Visit ASA's website for information, resources and events related to recovery.