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Gov. Raimondo Announces $10 Million Small Business Loan Fund

Goldman Sachs Commits $10 Million for
Small Business Loans in Rhode Island

Governor Raimondo announced today that Goldman Sachs has committed $10 million for loans for small businesses in Rhode Island through a partnership with Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and with Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF), the largest non-profit, non-bank SBA 7(a) lender in the country.

Has your small business or nonprofit been unable to submit a PPP application through a lending institution? Then you may qualify for a PPP loan of up to $250,000 through a partnership among Goldman Sachs, Rhode Island Commerce and CRF.

Also: Gov. Raimondo Announces $10 Million Small Business Loan Fund with Goldman Sachs, Community Reinvestment Fund

Chamber and CCRI Digital Skills Training Series –
Cybersecurity for Tech Professional – May 5 to July 17

The Chamber and the Community College of Rhode Island are partnering to offer Chamber members access to in-demand tech skills training. This course, designed for IT professionals without a cybersecurity background, provides a fundamental review of cybersecurity to include: common forms of cyber-attacks, common types of protection, as well as current tools and practical knowledge that support discouraging and combatting of cyber-attacks.
Marc Allen Making Masks for Frontline Workers
Marc Allen of Providence is using some of their specialty Italian fabric for a new use, they are making masks out of them and donating hundreds of them to health care workers and first responders.
Advocacy Solutions: DoorDash Adds $100 Million
Commitment to Local Restaurants

DoorDash’s CEO announced an injection of roughly $100M for local restaurants through a 50% reduction in commissions for their 150,000+ restaurant partners across the United States. The $100M Commission Relief Program will begin on April 13th and continue through the end of May.
I-M Technology Hosting Free Online Weekly Business Forum
I-M Technology is hosting an online business forum every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. This is not a sales seminar! This is for local business leaders who want to learn new things and voice concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.