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Update from Bob Lawrence, GABA President

Update from Bob Lawrence, GABA President

Dear Members,   My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you over the past three months, and even more so the past week. Although we share many of the same challenges, each of us has unique difficulties that we are facing. Patience and understanding of those...

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Member Update – May 2020

Member Update – May 2020

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....

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Online Lessons for Stringed Instruments

Online Lessons for Stringed Instruments

We're all stuck at home, searching for ways to relieve stress and make the most of our time. Some of us (guilty) have resorted to working a little too hard on crafting cocktails, but in our better moments we wonder if we could put this time to use developing our...

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Member Opportunities – June 2020

Member Opportunities – June 2020

We have a LOT of opportunities for our members this June: 1. Social Media & Website Posts updating the community on your business status. 2. Guest Blog Posting 3. Welcome Back Signage 4. Financing options for paint to spruce up your business 5. Group discount ad...

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How to Document Your PPP Forgiveness Application

How to Document Your PPP Forgiveness Application

NOTE: This was written on May 14, 2020. The laws around PPP have been extraordinarily fluid, and there may have been updates that render part of this post no longer accurate. That being said, we encourage you to reach out to the author of this post, Steve Johnson of...

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GRAND OLD DAY 2020

GRAND OLD DAY 2020

To the Friends of Grand Avenue, I know this response will concern many in St. Paul and neighboring areas, and it is with a heavy heart that I am asked to inform you – small businesses on Grand Avenue, neighbors, and loyal Grand Old Day parade-goers – that Grand Old...

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED DAILY FOR OUR CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, AND BUSINESSESGrand Avenue Business Association and its member businesses are committed to the health and well-being of our visitors, employees and their families. We want to ensure that we are diligent in...

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GABA MEMBER UPDATE: COVID-19

GABA MEMBER UPDATE: COVID-19

Dear Members, The executive team of the Grand Avenue Business Association had a virtual meeting this morning to discuss the impact and what we as an association can do during the current economic and healthcare environment.  I preface this with a reminder that NONE of...

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