As our nation, and world, are experiencing an unprecedented time with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are all finding ourselves having to adapt daily. This past week and a half have been challenging and for those of you in the service business, it’s been exhausting. There is a lot of information coming to us from many different directions and it’s hard to know where to start…..
We are so proud of our downtown businesses who are stepping up and still serving the community and their customers in new, creative ways to keep people who need food services, as well as products and services. We have seen innovation in some of your businesses overnight to adapt swiftly to the changes. And we support you in your efforts.
The Denton Main Street Association is committed to continuing to tell the story of downtown Denton and keep our businesses in the forefront of the community’s mind as they all begin to shelter in place. Our community needs to feel our sense of place virtually while they are absent. We want to tell them we look forward to the day they return and we will keep them updated on all business changes in hours, services, temporary closings, and re-openings.
You can add your change of business operations, hours, or services information on this page link below, as well as find a link to other resources for your business on the City of Denton Economic Development page link. Be sure to also link to the City of Denton Economic Development page from here, as it also has information for small businesses, Texas disaster declarations, and SBA loans and applications:
Support Local Business
This week and next week DMSA will be holding some Zoom calls for local business owners to call in and get some tips and tools for navigating all the support and relief available to them from the SBA, as well as other tips from other experienced business owners and community bankers who can provide helpful hints on best practices for managing debt. Sign up for participation in Zoom calls HERE.
As we continue to adjust and provide our downtown Denton experiences virtually, we invite you to participate in a virtual Spring Open House that will take place over the next several days as our followers look to find interesting and fun engagements online. You can be a key to help our community get through this difficult time and remind them that this situation is temporary. Here is a link to submit a post or a video:
We also want to share with you some resources that might be helpful to you, your industry and our local businesses.
INDUSTRY RESOURCES AND LEGISLATIVE ACTION LINKS:
Texas Restaurant Association Restaurant Relief Fund
Texas Craft Brewers Delivery Petition
National Restaurant Association petition to Congress
LOCAL ENTITIES PROVIDING SUPPORT TO INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED BY COVID-19:
You can now get paid Unemployment Insurance Benefits sooner.
The Office of Governor Greg Abbott has waived the waiting week, allowing the Texas Workforce Commission to pay UI benefits sooner.
We encourage all of you to stay tuned to emails, our website and social media for updates and resources. We are all in this together.