covid-19

COVID-19

Click to View Updates of River District Businesses

If you have an update to your business, please contact us at riverdistrictassociation@gmail.com

Thanks to the City of Danville and Danville Public Works, curbside service is now an even better, convenient option during this time of social distancing! Several businesses have designated curbside space for to-go orders. Phone numbers, websites, and more information are available at the link above. Continue supporting our small businesses! 

Looking for gift cards? Click HERE to see all the local businesses selling gift cards and how to purchase! 


 

Click to view the results of the Consumer Confidence Survey! 


How to Support your Community During COVID-19, from our friends at Wassau River District

 


Links to Financial Assistance and other Resources for Small Businesses

Emergency Loan and Grant Fund Created to Assist Small Businesses in the City of Danville

Overview of Marketing & Ecommerce Matching Grant

Application: Small Business Rent Relief & Marketing & Ecommerce Matching Grant

Submit Applications HERE! Closing June 19

Relief Resources for Entrepreneurs Everywhere

Save Small Business Fund - OPEN NOW!

SBA Guide to Small Business Resources and Loans

Financial Resources for Food and Beverage Businesses and Restaurant Workers

Small Business Relief Tracker: Funding, Grants And Resources For Business Owners Grappling With Coronavirus

US Department of Labor

US Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce

Please note that, starting March 19, 2020, the Chamber office will be closed to the public. However, they are here to serve their members, and will continue to provide support as we work together during this challenging time. Your Chamber team will be available via email and phone,
and ask you to reach out if there is anything they can do for you.

The Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program 

Virginia 30 Day Fund | Provides forgivable loans for Virginia-based small businesses

Other SBA Disaster Resources

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits through their Small Business Grants Program

Congressman Riggleman COVID-19 Assistance

Congressman Riggleman is very concerned with the affect that COVID19 will have on small businesses, as well as other businesses and constituents in the 5th District. In order for Virginia to qualify to receive SBA assistance, we need to have as many small businesses as possible, in all localities in Virginia, send an email to commerce.trade@governor.virginia.gov with the Subject: Disaster Area Request, providing the name of business, address, contact information, and assistance requested, and specifically request your locality be designated as a disaster area. In addition, we are asking that businesses also complete Congressman Riggleman’s form so our office can keep track of the assistance that is being requested in the 5th District. Congressman Riggleman and staff are continuing to monitor this situation very closely and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our district offices at (434) 973-9631 and (434) 791-2596 or go to https://riggleman.house.gov/ issues/covid-19. 

Lieutenant Governor, Justin E. Fairfax: A Message to Governor Northam regarding COVID-19

Business owners may want to consider contacting Governor Ralph Northam in support of the suggestions in the Lieutenant Governor's message to Governor Northam which recommends specific actions to assist small businesses. 

Federal Support for Small Businesses | Add your voice now!

We recognize the need for immediate access to grants and simplified disaster loan processes. Main Street America is partnering with Small Business Majority to share our voice as advocates for small businesses, micro-businesses, and entrepreneurs across the country. We encourage local businesses to join – to amplify the need for immediate, direct support for Main Street-scale businesses. 

You can stay tuned to the detailed legislative updates that organizations like Small Business Majority and National Federation of Independent Businesses are providing on a daily basis. 

An Overview of the Small Business Association 7(a) Loan Program and Summary of Other CARES Act SBA Provisions

  • Small Business Association Provision Highlights
  • CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Characteristics of the Paycheck Protection Program
  • Paycheck Program Loan Forgiveness
  • Which Lenders are qualified to lend under the Paycheck Program
  • Who Qualifies as a Borrower for the Paycheck Program
  • Loan Programs Currently Available from the SBA

Small Business Owners Guide

To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will be available to them, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship has created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the CARES Act that was passed by Congress on March 27

How to Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan


Links on Business Marketing during COVID-19

Marketing your small business during this time

How minimize disruptions during emergencies

Ways to retain customers during Coronavirus outbreak


Webinars

Emergency Ecommerce How-to Webinar: How to Use Paypal to sell on your website and social media | Monday, March 23 at 2:00 pm EDT | Hosted by Locable

Rhonda Abrams/USA Today Small Business Facebook Livestream | Daily at 1:00pm EDT 

Growing Through Challenges When Remote | Thursday, March 26 from 2-3 PM EST | Hosted by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Understanding and Mitigating Supply Chain Risks Remotely | Thursday, April 2 from 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM EST | Hosted by SBDC- Lynchburg Region

How Your Business Can Benefit from the CARES Act | Monday, April 6 from 12-1:00 PM EST | Hosted by Danville Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce


Other Useful Information & Resources

Reopen Main Street

Center for Disease Control

City of Danville

Commonwealth Resources

Danville City-Pittsylvania County Resources

River City TV

US Department of Labor

Virginia Department of Health

Virginia Governor's Office Updates

World Health Organization

Economic Resources