small businesses

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Oregon businesses are eager to resume the pre-pandemic economy. Yet even with COVID-19 cases declining, there are challenges.


Relief is making its way to small businesses affected by the pandemic in Lane County by way of $2.4 million in grants from the State of Oregon. This is the seventh round of funding disbursed by the county and CommunityLending Works.

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The City of Eugene plans to distribute millions of units of Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, to small businesses and nonprofits for free this month. Eligible businesses and organizations can begin applying on Jan. 12.

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Small businesses in Benton County have a week to apply for a new emergency loan fund.

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Congress is expected to approve a new round of small business aid as soon as Thursday. One Eugene business owner who received a loan the first time around says the program has its drawbacks.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

A new program meant to help small businesses retain employees during the coronavirus pandemic is struggling to fulfill its mission, said Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon.

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Many businesses have closed their doors or scaled back their operations due to the coronavirus. But that doesn’t mean insurance policies will cover their losses.

Lane County Creates Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

Mar 20, 2020
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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, local businesses have reduced service—or even closed temporarily. Now, Lane County has created a fund to help relieve financial stress from local businesses.

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A bill heard Monday in the Oregon House Judiciary Committee would require most businesses to accept cash.

Merkley Talks Retirement Plans For Small Businesses

Jan 29, 2016

Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley stopped by the Falling Sky Delicatessen in Eugene, Friday, to discuss retirement savings plans for small businesses.