Thank you to the 210+ participants that joined us in our first virtual GMM ZOOM April 1st.  We are all learning new ways of doing business and the Zoom technology is a great tool we find ourselves using every day.

Here is the link to the recording of the meeting.


The Federal Cares Act – A number of member companies have issued guidelines for better understanding of the CARES Act, here are a few.

Eric Goldschlag and NextHome – Federal Program Overview
Mick Menendez and Guardian – Individual Assistance Programs
Jerry Olsan at Perry Johnson Law – Fed Loans for Small Businesses

The John Jordan Foundation – The JJF has made a $150,000 investment in Sonoma Family Meal’s Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund, a new initiative to help restaurants remain open for disaster relief cooking by providing healthy, chef-made meals to those in desperate need of food.

Emergency Grants from Hello Alice – $10,000 Grants for Emergency Assistance for Small Business are available through Hello Alice.  Applications can be found on their website at Covid-19 Business Resource Center.

Census 2020 Forms are Due – Sonoma County is counting on YOU to do the #2020Census at! When you fill out the Census, you help local schools, hospitals, roads + social services get their fair share of federal funding.