Ramsey County Small Business Relief Fund

Ramsey County is providing emergency assistance to small local businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Relief Fund will provide grants of $7500 to small businesses most in need of support.

Funds will help businesses pay for critical expenses such as rent or  mortgage payments, utilities, payments to suppliers and costs associated with reopening. Providing this support will increase the capacity of small businesses with a physical location in Ramsey County to survive the current crisis and will help prevent potential future blight scenarios.

To see if you are eligible check out this LINK

Executive Order 2020-09 & 2020-10

Mayor Melvin Carter signs executive orders requiring facemasks in licensed businesses & city controlled facilities, and business license measures supporting restaurants & bars starting June 1st for Stay Safe MN Phase II

To read more on the new requirements go to this LINK

For questions, comments or concerns on this, contact:

Peter Legget

Open/Closed for Business Status Update

Please let us know the current status of your business so we can help get the word out to customers! Just fill out this form, and we’ll take care of it from there.

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Grand Old Day Flash Event

Several members have expressed an interest in having flash events next Sunday, June 6. While this wouldn’t be an ‘official event’, (i.e. pulling permits, having police presence), we can promote businesses who want to have sidewalk sales, outdoor concerts, or any other great ideas you may have.

We wanted to put it to the membership to ask your opinion on if and what you think would be appropriate and exciting for your customers. If there is enough interest we’ll get the good word out. You can let us know by filling this out:

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Now Hiring?

With the skyrocketing unemployment in our community, there are some businesses who are actually finding themselves looking for new staff, and many neighborhood residents looking for work. We will be putting out a post letting people know who’s hiring and how to reach them. Please fill out this form if you’d like to be included in this promotion.

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