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  • Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Newsletter: April 8, 2021

    What's Great in Greater Bluffton....
    Business Tip of the Week:
    Seek TRUTH, not validation.
    It is our nature to look for validation instead of truth because we want to prove that we are right, and not wrong. It is important to have an open mind and verify information with research from sources that are reliable and unbiased.
    Nordbrock, Bill. “Biz Tip of the Week: Seek the Truth, Not Validation.” Arizona Daily Star, 2 Apr. 2021, tucson.com/business/biz-tip-of-the-week-seek-the-truth-not-validation/article_f2b74d2b-0391-57cc-a6cf-e20013fc8856.html#tracking-source=article-related-bottom. 
    Upcoming Events & Member Opportunities:
    What opportunities do you see next month? Are there any opportunities you are looking to take advantage of? Collaborate with fellow Chamber Members by participating in this round-table discussion.
    Join us for Coffee Networking, which will be held virtually via Zoom! Access will only be sent to those who have registered, so you MUST register no later than Monday, April 12. 2021 at 4:00 PM.
    Are you interested in expanding your network with fellow Young Professionals? Looking for professional development opportunities? Don't wait to become part of BCYP!
    Chamber Member Benefit Feature!
    Do you have an upcoming event that you would like to promote? Last month alone, the Chamber Event Calendar was visited more than 6,000 times! Can you believe that? Individuals are looking for things to do, so don't miss the chance to share your event with a wider audience.
    Don't forget to post your job openings...
    Promote your business by exposing a new audience to your products and services...
    Increase your exposure by sharing your businesses news!
    Member Spotlight
    Stay Informed onVaccine Distribution
    On March 26, 2021, Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that all South Carolinians aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 31, 2021.
    U.S. Small Business Administration Updates
    Did you apply for the Paycheck Protection Program? On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, President Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 extending the PPP an additional two months to May 31, 2021. There will also be an additional 30-day period for the SBA to process applications that are still pending.
    Did you apply for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans? If so, the U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount that small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow.
    Are you considered a live venue operator or promoter, theatrical producer, live performing arts organization operator, museum operator, motion picture theatre operator, or talent representative? If so, you may be eligible for additional funding.
    The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief. The application is slated to open today, April 8, 2021.
    Did you receive a Disaster Loan? If so, an additional 12-month deferment of principal and interest payments will be automatically granted to these borrows.
    Chamber & Community Events
    Want to know when the next chamber event is scheduled or when town committees meet?
    Stay on top of what's going on in the Chamber and with our community partners through our event calendar and community news page.
    For more information...
    or contact us at: info@blufftonchamberofcommerce.org or 843-757-1010

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