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AIA National Board statement on systemic racial injustice

On 6/4 the AIA National Board of Directors released the following statement on systemic racial injustice. 

"America’s list of racially motivated murders demand action. Eric Garner. Sandra Bland. Michael Brown. Shantel Davis. Atatiana Jefferson. Laquan McDonald. Tony McDade. Pamela Turner. Korryn Gaines. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Walter Scott. Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. All murdered, because they happened to be black in the United States of America. There are others, and, sadly, we know there will be more. No words can adequately express the depth of anger, frustration, and national shame for their loss or the more than 1,250 black lives ended by police since January 1, 2015, according to The Washington Post’s database that tracks police shootings.

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Updated Paycheck Protection Program Information

From the US Small Business Adminisration:

As of May 16, 2020, 4,341,145 PPP loans have been approved nationwide totaling $513,271,137,359 from 5,496 lenders. Here in Rhode Island, 15,857 Rhode Island small businesses have been approved for PPP loans totaling $1,857,053,019.

PPP funds are still available to small business in need. For information on participating lenders or how to apply contact  //' + emailE + '') //]]> " target="_blank" rel="noopener">

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ReStart RI seminar: Let SCORE Help You with the “Nuts and Bolts” of Reopening your Business on 5/21/2020

SCORE is hosting its second ReStart RI seminar this Thursday! In this web-based interactive workshop, SCORE will provide actionable advice to questions on the “nuts and bolts” of reopening your business. 

Join this Thursday, May 21st at 1:00 PM to learn how SCORE can help your small business during this dynamic and often confusing time. The workshop will focus on the thorny issues small businesses are facing in getting restarted. Several experienced professionals will also answer your questions live on issues such as:

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