An informational meeting to be held Thursday, June 18 will offer residents the opportunity to learn more and offer input about the new 7-Line, which will provide a protected east-west bicycle lane and improved bus corridor along Seventh Street. Participants may join the meeting via Zoom video conference starting at 6 p.m. Details for joining the meeting are as follows:
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Meeting ID: 973 4210 0492
Cardinal Stage, the Bloomington Playwrights Project, and the Bloomington Academy of Film and Theatre to host Collaborative Yard Sale on June 27th
Cardinal Stage, the Bloomington Playwrights Project, and the Bloomington Academy of Film and Theatre are excited to announce their first collaborative yard sale. Over the past few months, all three organizations have been busy cleaning out their prop and costume storage to make room for new additions in the 20/21 season. On Saturday, June 27 (9:00 am - 2:00 pm), join these organizations for a Bloomington Theatre Yard Sale, generously hosted by World Wide Automotive (2661 W Schmalz Blvd).
The Monroe County History Center is announcing reopening plans for June 23. Additional details and safeguarding measures can be found on our website as well.
Hunger Action Awards 2020 – Nineteen Heroes of the Covid-19 Crisis
Sadly, another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic is HHFB’s 14th Annual Hunger Action Awards Reception, which had been scheduled for June 15th at the IMU Tudor Room.
Despite not being able to hold the ceremony, we think it’s more important than ever to recognize our Hunger Heroes – specifically those who have stepped up during the crisis. We took a different approach this year, naming “19 Heroes of the Covid-19 Crisis” – these honorees are only a representative sample of the many, many volunteers, food donors, financial donors, government agencies, businesses and institutions that helped make our response to the pandemic possible.
Click "Read More" for the full list of "heroes."
While the Historic Tivoli Theatre is not "officially" open, and will not be showing first-run weekend movies until August, we are providing FREE movies on Wednesdays, now through July 29th at 10am and 7pm. Concessions are still affordable with popcorn and a drink, $3 and refills are $1.00. Doors open 1hr prior to showtime and seating is limited to 100 at this time. Visit spencertivoli.org, Facebook or Instagram or call 812-417-8069 for the latest steps to opening further!
The new issue of Bloom Magazine, Celebrating the People of Bloomington, a retrospective of Bloom's 14 years of publication is out! Thousands will be mailed to homes, but copies will also be available at local businesses as they re-open.
Bloom Magazine wants to know who Bloomington’s heroes have been through the pandemic. Whether it’s a family member, neighbor, nurse, teacher—who has helped you get through? Email your hero stories to email@example.com.
The Southeast and Northwest Ys re-opened on Monday, June 1! Our new strict healthy policies can be found on our website, along with facility and program updates: https://www.monroecountyymca.org/COVID-19-Response/health-and-safety-policies
Indiana Small Business Development Center Will Be Assisting Small Businesses with Small Business Restart Fund Applications
The State of Indiana is launching a small business grant program for Indiana small businesses this week (applications open on June 3rd). https://backontrack.in.gov/2377.htm is the website where all the requirements are listed.
The Indiana Small Business Development Center will be assisting with small business owners who need help gathering essential data (Profit/Loss...etc.) if they need this type of assistance in order to apply. Other than that, we will be referring people to the website to apply. The intent of this program is to provide assistance due to COVID-19 impact on revenue for smaller businesses who were ineligible or unable to access SBA loans (PPP or EIDL) programs. If the business has already taken PPP, EIDL or Community Development Bloack Grant funding, they will not be eligible for this new state grant.
Grants are up to $10,000 and the business will have to provide similar financial documents for the PPP, EIDL or other programs. Tax returns, P&L before COVID and after COVID showing revenue impact. Also, they will need to show documentation for the actual expenses during the COVID period (March 1 - Today). I will likely get more details before Wednesday, but what has been provided to us is on the website above. Feel free to forward, post in newsletters...etc.
This is the grant fund for the self employed who couldn't get PPP, EIDL or other relief.
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