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How to Save Your Sponsorships in the Face of Cancelled and Postponed Events As the efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak have led to countless cancelled or postponed events, event planners have learned quickly that they can’t rely on their previous sales strategies and are scrambling to hold on to as many sponsor dollars as

Paycheck Protection Program Now Available

The Paycheck Protection Program is now live for small businesses and sole proprietorships and and starting April 10 independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply. The program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

MO Restaurant Association Establishes Fund to Help Workers

The restaurant industry is the second-largest private-sector employer in Missouri and the nation. With more than 11,000 locations across the state, Missouri’s restaurants employ an estimated 300,300 people. As the restaurant industry has been devastated by the impact of the pandemic, many restaurant workers need financial assistance during this challenging time. The Missouri Restaurant Association

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Staying connected with customers during the COVID19 crisis Whether you are in one of the “essential services” that keeps operating, you have a business that can keep running with everyone working from their homes, or you are forced to close, there are daunting communications challenges. Do You Qualify for Benefits? See at a glance if

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U.S. Travel Association The U.S. Travel Association has a page dedicated to the act that can provide relief for businesses and workers during the pandemic crisis. Missouri Department of Economic Development A variety of information is available, including how to access financial assistance, what to know about closures and layoffs and more. Missouri Association of

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Preparing for the Future of Tourism in a Post-COVID-19 World The coronavirus crisis is having massive impacts on the tourism industry—many of which will reshape the industry’s future landscape. What actions should the stakeholders of this industry be taking today from a marketing and communications perspective? The truth is no one knows for sure; we’re

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How the $2T coronavirus stimulus will affect you and the economy The Senate reached a deal on a sweeping $2 trillion stimulus package Wednesday that extends an extraordinary lifeline to Americans in virtually every circumstance who have been affected by the coronavirus – workers, the unemployed, the self-employed and contractors. Foundation Offers Immediate Relief for

Business Journal Offers Toolkit to Help Businesses Cope with COVID-19

The Springfield Business Journal is providing a toolkit to help businesses cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The toolkit provides information on a variety of topics including: policies about paid sick leave and telecommuting guidelines, physical and mental health issues during a crisis, the impact on the tourism industry, supply chain disruption and more. In the