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Chamber Today: Short-term bridge loans for restaurants and microbusinesses

RI Commerce: Short-Term Bridge Loans Made
Available for Restaurants and Microbusinesses

Rhode Island Commerce, in partnership with Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), the Rhode Island Hospitality Association and Bank Newport, is launching a short-term bridge loan program for our restaurants and smallest businesses (1 to 10 employees). The program is funded through $1 million from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation’s Small Business Loan Fund and $1 million from Bank Newport.
PBN: Amgen Foundation Donates $500K
to R.I. COVID-19 Response Fund

Amgen Inc. and the Amgen Foundation contributed $500,000 to the Rhode Island COVID-19 Response Fund, created in early March by the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation to help support nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The local donation is part of a $12.5 million effort by the biotechnology company to support needs across the U.S. and beyond affected by the outbreak.
New England Institute of Technology Donates
Critical Personal Protection Equipment to Care New England

The New England Institute of Technology has donated assorted Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to Care New England for distribution to its member facilities throughout Rhode Island. These protective items, which face a shortage internationally, are also used by students in NEIT’s health sciences degree programs in Nursing and Surgical Technology.
With all of the uncertainty we‘re facing with the coronavirus crisis, staying connected is more important than ever as you and your family connect to work, school and friends from home. Here are ways Cox is working to ensure robust, reliable service for our consumer and business customers, employees and partners.
Two New Step-by-Step Guides for
COVID Employer Tax Credit, Disaster Loans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released new guides for businesses of all sizes to secure relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Roger Williams Park Zoo:
Zoo School – Bringing the Zoo to YOU

Grab the kiddos for some wild educational fun with favorite zoo critters every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. EDT during this new Zoo School series. Get a behind-the-scenes look at zoo animals and explore a fun activity you can do at home.