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Nevada City, CA March 26, 2020 – Last Friday, over seventy-five business and nonprofit leaders participated in a kick-off video call to launch the “Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force,” co-chaired by Board Chair Heidi Hall and Vice Chair Dan Miller.

“I see the Task Force serving as a fast-moving information hub to support our local economy,” said Chair Hall. “We will move expeditiously to link our business people to available resources.”

“With so many restaurants, bars, theaters, retailers and other businesses forced to close, I want people to know we are doing everything we can to deploy local, state, and federal resources to our small businesses to help them weather this crisis,” said Vice Chair Miller.

Task Force members include leaders of countywide business organizations, nonprofits, and elected officials with an extensive reach to all sectors of the economy. To date, over 65 organizations such as the Chambers of Commerce, merchant associations, nonprofits, and others active in the economic health as well as the elected leadership of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Truckee have joined the effort.

“We appreciate how the Task Force is streamlining the most relevant information to us, and linking the construction industry across the county,” said Kellie Cutler, Executive Director of the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe.

Business owners are encouraged to join the next two webinars planned for this week:

“Prepare for the Next New Normal,” Thursday, March 26th, at 2:00PM
Join Tim Yamauchi (Inside the Mountain Consulting) and Kristin York (Sierra Business Council SBDC) for an interactive session covering how to come to terms with your current cash situation, options for emergency financing (including tips for SBA loan applications) and planning for the next phase of your business.
Join on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/196894407

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“How Retail Food Establishments Are Responding to COVID-19,” Friday, March 27th, at 2:45PM
Join Amy Irani (Director, Nevada County Environmental Health) as she discusses with her food industry guests about how grocery stores are implementing social distancing to keep shoppers safer; best practices for restaurants with take-out service; and what it means to be a Class A or Class B “cottage food” business.
Join on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/531316727

Businesses are encouraged to connect to the Task Force’s work:

  1. Find the latest general County updates at: www.mynevadacounty.com/Coronavirus
  2. Subscribe to the listserve for latest information via email at: www.mynevadacounty.com/businessresourcessubscription
  3. Network on our Facebook group, “Collaborative Resources for Nevada County Businesses” (at: www.facebook.com/groups/260332114973091/)