April 20, 2021

Business News

Business owner is confident downtown vibe will return | News

Dick Nelson, the owner of two businesses in downtown Johnson City, has seen his fair share of ups and downs in the business world during the past two decades.

And while the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly been a low point for many local retailers and restauranteurs, Nelson believes there are better days ahead for his and other downtown businesses.

“The pandemic has set many things back 10 years, but I don’t think it will take 10 years for the downtown to recover,” said Nelson, who owns the building at the corner of East Main Street and Colonial Way where he

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House Passes Rep. Kim’s Small Business Capital Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Microloan Improvement Act of 2021 (H.R. 1502), a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) to help small businesses access much needed capital to help them through the coronavirus crisis. 

“We need to do everything we can to help our small businesses in this critical time,” said Congressman Kim. “We’ve seen too many times during this crisis small businesses that have missed out because the system simply doesn’t reach them. This bill will make a big difference for small businesses across our country, and I’m proud to

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Mountain Health Arena brings in Rapid Fired Pizza as new vendor

HUNTINGTON — ASM Global-managed Mountain Health Arena announced last week a new concession stand featuring Rapid Fired Pizza.

Rapid Fired Pizza’s cheese, pepperoni and sausage individual-size pizzas will be available at the arena starting April 19, the first day of the West Virginia High School Wrestling State Championships, according to April Bias, director of marketing and sales for Mountain Health Arena.

“We’re really looking forward to partnering with our new neighbors and selling their handcrafted pizzas. We think our patrons will be very excited to have this new option

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SB 379 is bad for business

Senate Bill 379 is a bill that is anti-jobs and anti-economic development. For a legislature supposedly focused on the Governor’s rightful concerns for entrepreneurship, it’s a real step backward. Higher electricity bills will harm efforts to attract businesses to Montana. 

I support helping Colstrip, but not at the expense of every other business in Montana. I have been part of the Billings’ business community for more than 40 years and have served a half dozen Governors, both Republicans and Democrats. In the early ’80s, I was Montana’s first Director of the Department of Commerce. We had the sixth lowest cost

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Chamber Corner: Sutherlin is a city focused on service | Business

In Sutherlin, our chamber of commerce and our visitor center have a unique and successful partnership. The mission of the Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce is to promote, protect, enhance and expand both the economic vitality and the quality of life in our unique community. The mission of our Visitor Center is to attract visitors for the purpose of enhancing the local economy and help existing and future residents find activities, businesses and resources in our community.

The visitor center functions as a destination management organization. With that in mind, we feel strongly about bringing attention to all the opportunities

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Small Business Administration Launching Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Application and eligibility information available in English and Spanish

Trae Lamond, the owner of Chadwicks Restaurant in Old Town. (Photo: Lucelle O’Flaherty/The Zebra Press/File photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. As part of the American Rescue Plan, President Biden established the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), overseen by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The aim of the RRF is to bring jobs back and boost the struggling industry.

“Today, we are starting the process to help restaurants and bars across the country devastated by the pandemic, and this is our message: Help

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