Listen to the iHeartMedia interview. Emilie Cameron, PUBLIC AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR for the Sacramento Downtown Partnership
Made possible with funding from long-time competition supporters, Kaiser Permanente and SMUD with the support of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, the new “Supporting our Dreamers” grants will help past winners of the annual competition with the capital needed to implement new COVID-19 safety requirements; add inventory and/or purchase ingredients to support reopening; meet business operational costs including debt service, utilities and rent; and, marketing activities.
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The first year is usually the most difficult for small businesses with many startups struggling with capital, overhead expenses, permitting processes and the details of actually managing a business. Factor in the economic impact of closures and reduced operations to protect public health during COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has made this one of the most difficult for winners nearing opening their doors, NEO Escape Rooms and Nash & Proper, as well as seasoned businesses winners, Oblivion Comics & Coffee and The Allspicery.