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Good Morning Western Fairs Association Member,

Did you get your taxes done? Today is Tax day! As a reminder, we are still looking for the best #WFAheretohelp photos! Tag us on social media and #WFAheretohelp! Thank you to all that have already participated! 

Wednesday, April 22nd, at 1:00 PM Pacific Time we will be hosting another virtual discussion to collaborate amongst ourselves, discussing the diverse ways each of us is steering through our current reality. We encourage you to attend and participate in this vital virtual discussion. Please use the call-in information listed below:

Topic: WFA COVID-19 Communications Virtual Discussion
Time: Apr 22, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time

Join Zoom Meeting: Link to Join
Phone: +1 (669) 900-9128
Meeting ID: 210 210 1776
Password: 1776

Sending our love and support,

Western Fairs Association Team
 
 
 
 
 
FROM WESTERN FAIRS ASSOCIATION
 
 
Contra Costa County Fair is #WFAheretohelp
 
 
NEW! We Are Here to HELP Digital Campaign
Western Fairs Association and our members are HERE TO HELP as we navigate our way through COVID-19. Today more than ever we are seeing our local, state, and national governments call upon the fair industry to assist during times of crisis; nationwide, Fairgrounds stand to serve. Let’s make #WFAHereToHelp travel the world...JOIN THE CAMPAIGN.
 
 
 
 
UPDATED: WFA COVID-19 Updates Webpage
The Western Fairs Association COVID-19 Updates webpage includes a full list of fair cancellations, resources, and information by country and state. This page is updated daily... VISIT OUR SITE.
 
 
 
 
WHAT ARE OUR MEMBERS DOING?
 
 
 
 
UMS Banking Survival Kit
UMS Banking powered by Celero
Celero’s mission is to help small businesses nationwide compete and win, and in these unprecedented times, we would like to provide you with additional helpful resources...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
IN THE NEWS
 
 
 
 
NEW! Coronavirus Live Updates: Retail Sales Show Steepest Drop on Record
The New York Times
Grocery stores and pharmacies may have seen surging demand, but many businesses closed and consumers cut their spending. President Trump’s decision to halt W.H.O. funding was condemned. Universities are anticipating a big drop in enrollment...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! U.S. Governors, at Center of Virus Response, Weigh What It Will Take to Reopen States
The New York Times
Many governors say science will guide when they will allow a reopening, a choice they say belongs to them. “Normal it will not be,” Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Trump halts World Health Organization funding over handling of coronavirus outbreak
CNN
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is halting funding to the World Health Organization while a review is conducted...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Small business loan program expands with PayPal, Square, Intuit
ABC News
A number of fintech companies -- many of them household names -- can now participate in the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program, and that is good news for scores of small business owners who might not have existing relationships with larger banks which have prioritized that in accepting applications so far...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Small business owners try to become 'essential' to survive
CNN Business
Nonessential businesses are being forced to temporarily close across the country. Some small businesses owners say the closures would be disastrous -- especially as stay-at-home mandates extend from weeks into months. So they're changing course to survive...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Pressure grows on Congress for more small business aid as banks pump out billions
Politico
Banks are beginning to open the spigot of the $350 billion small business rescue package that has suffered constant operational breakdowns since its hurried launch by the Trump administration on April 3, increasing the sense of urgency for Congress to replenish funding in the coming days...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: Small Business Grants Program
Facebook Business
We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time...APPLY NOW.
 
 
 
 
NEW! Governor Newsom Outlines Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order and Other COVID-19 Interventions
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
Governor Gavin Newsom today unveiled six key indicators that will guide California’s thinking for when and how to modify the stay-at-home and other orders during the COVID-19 pandemic...READ MORE.
 
 
 
 
RESOURCE: List Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Loan And Grant Programs
Forbes
Small businesses have been hit hard by mandatory closures and safety measures required to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...APPLY NOW.
 
 
 
 
A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE
 
 
 
 
Baseball is Back: Some Good News with John Krasinski Ep. 3
Some Good News
John Krasinski highlights some good news around the world, shares some at-home sports highlights, and surprises some healthcare heroes as a thank you for their hard work and sacrifice...WATCH NOW.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe and healthy!
 
 
 
      
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