COVID-19 Relief  |  Webinars and Events

Business Recovery Programming

Webinars in July 



Housing and Financial Empowerment with Maria Zavala-Paredes

July 2, 2020 10:00 a.m. - Creating a Crisis Budget

Maria Zavala Paredes

Participants will be able to identify types of income during COVID-19, track income, identify and trim expenses, track expense. You will walk away with tips and resources to help tackle difficult financial decision amidst this pandemic.



July 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. - How to Manage Debt through COVID-19

Upon industries reopening and employees returning to work following the COVID-19 pandemic, you will need to prepare for the impact generated by your debt. In this workshop, you will walk away with tools and resources to help you manage incurred debt during the pandemic. 



Technology Tips and Child Care with Meagan Francis 

July 15, 2020 9:00 a.m. - Technology Tips for Retailers & Restaurant Owners

Meagan FrancisAs our region re-opens, social distancing requirements will drastically change the dining-out and shopping experience. Restaurant owners and retailers need to be able to turn a profit at a reduced capacity while continuing to engage with cautious customers virtually and via curbside pickup and delivery. For forward-thinking business owners, technology is the solution. From virtual tours to text-based communication to beefed-up e-commerce options, this is the time to think outside the box and use technology to innovate and keep your customers engaged while keeping their confidence. Meagan Francis of Sunset Coast Media will facilitate an hour-long webinar with special guests Mark Rutherford, owner of CraveVR and Simon Rusk, owner of The Livery, to share best practices and innovative ways to use technology.



July 29, 2020 9:00 a.m. - Child Care in the Time of COVID-19

With local workers heading back to offices, shops and more, safe, available child-care has never been more essential. But with school buildings closed - possibly into the fall - and day camps cancelling, many workers won't be able to rely on the options they usually do. And even if camps and daycares are available, will parents feel safe sending their kids? In this webinar, facilitated by Meagan Francis of Sunset Coast Media, a team of child-care professionals including Anne Halsall, co-founder and CPO of Winnie.com, a nationwide childcare marketplace, and Nita Mathew, Child Development adjunct faculty at Lake Michigan College, will share best practices around safety as the number of children in care rises, how child-care facilities can communicate their safety practices, and potential opportunities presented by the current situation for child care providers hoping to expand their services. 



The Three "R's" with Dana Hullinger

Dana HullingerJuly 22, 2020 11:00 a.m. - Reopen, Restarting your business Operations and Supply Chain and Reassuring Employees, Customers and Suppliers

Are you preparing or in the early stages of reopening your business? Let's take time to consider your operations and your supply chain's essential three "R's" and what you can do to ensure the continued growth of your business even in these difficult times.