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San Marcos Chamber News

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This event is the community’s premiere event that showcases the vision for the City of San Marcos. Mayor Rebecca Jones will deliver the San Marcos State of the City Address, followed by a special Tribute to Frontline Healthcare Professionals.

Tuesday May 4, 3:00 to 7:00 PM Nothing says “I love you, Mom” like locally grown bouquets, delicious treats, dinner, and live music at the San Marcos Farmers Market! 

TUESDAY, MAY 13, 20218:00 – 9:00 AM Receive reports and updates each month from Federal, State, and County legislative representatives and City government. Additional reports to include Utilities, and Sheriff’s Department updates. Open to the community!

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 20218:00 – 9:00 AM Join the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce for this morning get-together over coffee! Build your network of professional contacts and make some new friends at the same time. RSVP today! In-person limited space (max 15).

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 20215:00 – 6:00 PM The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for a Spirited after hours virtual get together! You will have the opportunity to meet, chat, and have a little fun in small randomly generated breakout room settings.

NEW PODCAST RELEASE Aaron Byzak, Chief External Affairs Officer, discusses what makes Tri-City standout in the health care industry, his career path, and how he is giving back through mentoring and helping people create a career path to success through the holistic program he developed.

COVID-19 Business Updates & Resources

Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Open NOW: Via SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant program. Apply now.

  • Award: This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.
  • Application period: Today (May 3 at noon EDT) until funds are exhausted
  • Who’s eligible? Restaurants, Food stands, food trucks, food carts, caterers, bars, saloons, lounges, taverns, snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars, bakeries, brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms, breweries and/or microbreweries, wineries and distilleries, inns, and more

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG)
Open NOW: Via SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance, the SVOG will distribute $16 billion in grants first come, first served to venues closed due to COVID-19. Apply now.

  • Award: Grant of 45 percent of gross earned revenue up to $10 million, with $2 billion reserved for applicants with up to 50 full-time employees
  • Application period: Today (May 3) until funds are depleted
  • Who’s eligible? Live venue operators/promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, relevant museum operators, zoos, and aquariums, motion picture theater operators, talent representatives and more

Applicants must not have applied for or received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020
CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
On April 28, the State of California will open a final round for its California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Prepare to apply.

  • Award: Grant of $5,000 to $25,000 per business
  • Application period: April 28 to May 4
  • Who’s eligible? Small businesses or nonprofits with yearly gross revenue of $2.5 million or less
  • Awards are needs-based, not first-come, first-served
  • Those who submitted their application and all documentation in earlier rounds do not need to reapply

Watch San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center’s on-demand webinars to learn more.

The State of California has issued guidance for “endurance / community sports” events. Please see the guidelines for your reference. The guidance applies to all organized community endurance and running/walking events. These events are identified as: runs, walks, marathons and triathlons, endurance events, etc.  Community sporting events will resume in California beginning May 1, 2021Orange – Moderate – Tier 3:

  • Events are limited to 200 participants per hour and 500 total participants.
  • If all participants are tested or fully vaccinated, events may have a maximum of 1,500 participants. 

Community Resources

Couldn’t make the event live? Watch the recording for an informative discussion between leaders from the San Marcos Chamber, Burnaby Board of Trade, Reno + Sparks Chamber, and Rome Floyd Chamber, and GreenDock Ventures on climate, sustainability and green business practices.

Traffic Flagging: The construction crew will be moving large materials, including concrete pipes, which will require short, intermittent traffic flagging throughout the week to allow the crew to move these materials and equipment safely.
Bent Avenue Bridge Drilling: Construction crews are continuing drilling activities and pile installation for the Bent Avenue bridge. The approved extended work hours are expected to continue through May 7, allowing crews to work from sunrise to dusk.
Temporary Shoring Wall:  Progress continues on the temporary shoring wall along the levee on the north side of Discovery Street. The shoring wall will provide support for additional improvements and will stay in place until construction is complete on the north side of Discovery Street.
Storm Drain Installation: The construction crews are continuing storm drain installation at Bent Avenue, Craven Road, and Discovery Street.


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