NEW – Read about the new business loans and grants from the federal government at The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act. Also, the SBA has launched a $25,000 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, read details and find a link to apply at www.valleysbdc.org/covid-19/

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Located directly on the Interstate-81 corridor in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg is the ideal location for business owners seeking to successfully balance work and life.  As a university town, Harrisonburg enjoys all the arts and amenities of a big city combined with the ease, recreation and charm of a small city.  Harrisonburg continually receives national recognition, including:

Ranked #1 in 50 Most Popular Mid-Size Cities People Are Moving To – moveBuddha.com, 2018

Ranked #3 for Lowest Cost of Business in Best Small Cities for Business – Forbes, 2017

Ranked #6 in America’s Favorite Towns
– Travel & Leisure, 2016

Named one of America’s Top 10 Mountain Bike Towns – National Geographic Society, 2017

Ranked #1 in the Top Cities for Starting a Business in the U.S. PennyGeeks.com, 2018

Named one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. – Forbes, 2017

Ranked #7 out of 325 metro areas in Best Places for Millennials to Move
 Reviews.org, 2019

Just an amazing effort by Pale Fire Brewing Company. Thank you!Pale Fire Helps UPDATE: FOOD DELIVERY TODAY!

Already been to our food bank? That’s totally okay! Come by for another visit. We’re not just a one visit shop and are here to satisfy your needs throughout the whole pandemic.

Haven’t been to visit our food bank for restaurant and bar workers yet? Stop in to see what groceries we have to offer. We get regular shipments from @syscovirginia and donations from the community, so the stock is always rotating. While you’re here, we will make sure you have your six feet of distance, hand sanitizer, gloves, and anything else you need to feel comfortable. #palefirehelps
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BUSINESS OWNERS: Our entrepreneurial development partner, CO.STARTERS, is hosting a 2 hour virtual workshop for you for free. The workshop will help you find the focus and clarity you need to shift your mindset and find a new way forward. If you feel stuck, join us to identify your best next steps together.

In this workshop you will:
- Determine immediate next steps needed to stabilize
- Re-examine your venture using the CO.STARTERS Canvas
- Strategize how to better solve your customers’ changing needs
- Learn how to adapt or refine your business model

The workshop is April 2 at 3:00. But reoccurs every Wednesday at that time. To register visit:
costarters.co/opportunity/refocus-workshop/all/?utm_campaign=Member%20Updates&utm_source=hs_email...
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A great, new initiative to bring you fresh, local food. The Magpie & Friends Local Foods Drive-Thru Market is LIVE!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosStaying in means Zoom happy hours and take out from local restaurants. Staying in means eating from our freezers and pantries. Staying in also means we miss fresh foods. ​

While we’re waiting for the right time to open our much-anticipated ​Magpie Diner & Bakery, we’re pivoting to help food-industry friends, talented chefs, and local farmers who are impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our ​Magpie & Friends Market ​is a partnership with local producers who typically supply to restaurants, as well as fresh-baked bread, locally-roasted coffee from @chestnutridgecoffee, and great products like pasta from @chefbeaufloyd and sambal hot sauce from @bobokoindonesiancafe in a no-touch, drive-thru format.

Let’s help nourish and sustain our families and community through this unprecedented time...and maybe, ​just maybe...​ we’ll start a real food revolution in the process.

Launching next week! Details to come, stay tuned!

#bettertogether #entrepreneurs #pivot #magpiediner #goodfood #goodneighbors
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