Dear Saint Peter Business Owners

The City of Saint Peter and St. Peter Chamber of Commerce are hosting the third COVID19 Business Economic Impact Session at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020. During last weeks session, we were joined by over 50 local businesses logging in on their computer or phone. It would be great to exceed that number this week as we have room for many more participants

As with the previous weeks, the goal of the session is to share the information that impacts your business and employees. We hope to provide direction to the resources and information available from the local, state and federal agencies as well as our partner organizations. As we expected, things are changing on a daybyday basis as new programs and services are developed 

In the past weeks we have talked about the Small Business Administration and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development loan programs. Unfortunately, given the immense volume of calls, we are hearing that there are still difficulties with the online registrations

On Monday evening, the City Council gave final approval to the City of Saint Peter COVID19 Micro Loan Program recommended to them by the Economic Development Authority. An email was sent out yesterday to the eligible businesses we could identify with the details on the application process. The City Council did add salons, spas and barbers to the roster of eligible business classifications. Within the first 24 hours since we sent the email, we have had 

considerable interest from those wishing to participate

We will once again conclude the virtual gathering with a question and answer session. If we dont have the answer or information at hand well do our best to get it in time to report at the next Friday session. If you have questions in advance you can send them now to russw@saintpetermn.gov

To join from computer, tablet or smartphone https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/96574358

You can also dial in using your phone (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 or Onetouch: tel:+18668994679.965743581

Access Code: 965743581 

Be well and be safe!