To our members:
A number of financial opportunities have popped up in recent weeks. We’re going to start off today’s message with our list.
Ramifications of the impacts of the Delta variant continue to evolve. We’ve included that info, too.
Some good news for our businesses. As promised and as a part of SJDA’s Stabilization Plan, the Downtown Association is pleased to announce that Omar Torres will be SJDA’s new Business Resiliency Manager. Omar has an extensive career in public service and community organizing, particularly in East San Jose, that we believe makes him uniquely qualified for this role. He will assist Business Development Manager Nate LeBlanc with business support and retention efforts downtown as well as working with business communities in Alum Rock Business District and Monterey Corridor to establish formal business associations there. This position is funded by a two-year grant from the Federal Economic Development Administration. We will work closely with the City of San Jose's Office of Economic Development (OED) on grant reporting and implementation. We would like to thank OED for their diligence and support to garner more funding to aid our business community. Omar will start on Monday, Aug. 23.
As always, we’re wishing our businesses the best. These days, that means getting vaccinated, wearing a mask when out in public and definitely indoors, washing your hands regularly and keeping yourselves and your customers safe.
SCCfreevax.org has information on how to get vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.