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Pandemic kills demand for tri-county produce and cut flowers

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast Health Watch, right, Small Business, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Pandemic kills demand for tri-county produce and cut flowers

COVID-19 restrictions that canceled events and shuttered restaurants have collapsed distribution chains for fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers grown throughout the Tri-Counties. Consumer demand plunged, growers said, as buyers prioritized shelf-stable goods like grains, pasta and frozen and canned foods, foregoing berries, leafy greens and cut flowers grown on the Central Coast. “(Agriculture is) an Read More →

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COVID-19 layoffs skyrocket in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Latest news, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 layoffs skyrocket in Tri-Counties

In the first month after the novel coronavirus arrived in the region, tens of thousands of people in the Tri-Counties lost their jobs when their workplaces shut or slowed, and experts predict April and May will bring unemployment rates unseen since the Great Depression. The pandemic has touched every part of the tri-county economy, from Read More →

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Tri-county landlords can get relief from tax and fee payments

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county landlords can get relief from tax and fee payments

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Tri-county experts weigh in on CARES Act

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Biotech, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-county experts weigh in on CARES Act

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that passed March 27 set in motion several measures in attempts to financially stabilize staggering businesses affected by social distancing and sheltered-at-home consumers. To weave through the complexities of the CARES Act and the collection of economic relief programs put in place, the Business Times Read More →

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Few tri-county lenders ready to accept CARES Act loan applications

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Few tri-county lenders ready to accept CARES Act loan applications

April 3 was the first day small businesses could apply for new programs under the CARES Act, but last-minute changes meant only a few financial institutions in the Tri-Counties were able to roll out those options on opening day. Through hard work and preparation, Montecito Bank & Trust was able to accept initial applications when Read More →

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Garufis: Loans available to help businesses survive

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Garufis: Loans available to help businesses survive

By Janet Garufis We have all witnessed first-hand the serious and immediate impacts of the pandemic on local small businesses, our friends, neighbors and ourselves. Many workers have been furloughed or are now unemployed as non-essential businesses close and others learn to operate under restrictions that provide safe social distancing. At Montecito Bank & Trust, Read More →

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Dubroff: Loan program will stabilize America’s small businesses

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Loan program will stabilize America’s small businesses

Henry Dubroff

Within the next week or so, thousands of small companies are going to be applying for loans — and possible loan forgiveness — under the Paycheck Protection Program or PPP that’s part of the $2 trillion in federal funding approved under the CARES Act. I’ve been studying the PPP since the first details began to Read More →

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