Last updated: Wednesday, May 27

Last updated by Dave Price, Director, Oregon Coast SBDC

Today’s Latest Updates

Live, Local Webinar for Lincoln County Businesses | Delivered via Zoom Videoconference

Twice-Weekly Business Roundtable via Zoom Videoconference  |  FREE  |  Monday & Wednesday, 10am-11am, Weekly Until Further Notice  |  Click here to Join Videoconference

Free Business Law workshop coming THIS WEEK: Thursday, May 28

Join this free workshop from the Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic. It’s a great introduction to fundamental principles of business law, and an introduction to the SBLC, where you’ll learn how your business could access up to 10 hours of legal services … for just $25! Click here to learn more and register.

Newport Grant Program Applications are Open – Due Friday, May 29

The Newport small business grant program, with grants up to $10,000 for businesses within the City’s Urban Growth Boundary, opened May 19. Complete information in this press release, including links to the grant page. {Or, jump directly to the online application.}

Phase One Details for Reopening Lincoln County Businesses

On Friday morning, May 22, Lincoln County Health & Human Services distributed this message:

To Lincoln County Licensed Hotels/Motels, RV Parks and B&Bs:

If you have not yet applied for reopening, updated information is available on the county website: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/boc/page/lodging-reopen-application  

The application on the county website is intended for facilities that are in unincorporated areas of the county. There are links to the individual jurisdictions/cities that have their own application and submission process for facilities within their areas.

Additional information

As businesses in Lincoln County reopen with the Phase 1 reopening, they need to do so with care to avoid penalties and to protect their employees and patrons. The State of Oregon has released guidance (including required and recommended steps and procedures) for various industries. There is a separate document featuring guidance for all employers. View that document here, as well as from the list on the page linked immediately below.

Restaurant Guidance (Posted Sunday, May 17, 2020)

Phase One Breakdown

Here is the most recent Reopening Oregon PowerPoint (May 7)

COVID-19 Emergency Business Financial Support Programs

Grants Loans Other
Economic Injury Disaster Loan, EIDL  (SBA/Federal)  Paycheck Protection Program, PPP [Forgivable] (SBA/Federal) Lincoln City Funding Program
Newport Grant Program Yachats Loan Program Oregon Unemployment Assistance
Travel Oregon grant program  

Fraud Alert

The SBA Programs recently issued a scam & fraud alert: If you are in the process of applying for an SBA loan and receive email correspondence asking for PII, ensure that the referenced application number is consistent with the actual application number. Look out for phishing attacks/scams utilizing the SBA logo. These may be attempts to obtain your personally identifiable information (PII),to obtain personal banking access, or to install ransomware/malware on your computer. Any email communication from SBA will come from accounts ending with sba.gov. The presence of an SBA logo on a webpage does not guaranty the information is accurate or endorsed by SBA. Please cross-reference any information you receive with information available at www.sba.gov.


Assistance in Spanish

COVID 19 Información y Recursos para Negocios Pequeños

Spanish-Language webinar for businesses coping with COVID-19: April 16, 1-2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1714289378712638/ 
https://linnbenton.zoom.us/meeting/register/vJwpcemsqTMjWF1vn3M8OdebxTDmijLoOg?fbclid=IwAR3oWlMYT1wHsl6BsFe6Vrwa82IjxPrbLcln1BJV8ajd47FvStldtURBcpE 


Free Online Workshops

This Spring, the SBDC is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak with a series of free classes and workshops, delivered direct to your home or office via live videoconference. Check out the lineup, here. 


Free Advising

Every business in Lincoln County is sure to feel the effects of the pandemic in one way or the other. No business should feel they have to ‘go it alone.’ Your SBDC, and its army of partners and affiliate agencies and individuals, are here to help.

Click to register now for free, confidential, one-on-one business advising – delivered soon, and via live video or teleconference, from our offices here in Lincoln County

The resources on this page will continue to change. This is a fluid and unpredictable situation. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us via email or call 541-994-4166.

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