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Newsletter 4/28/20: Still WFH?! and Covid Resources

By Jennifer Chang

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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our first TechSparks Virtual Happy Hour in April. During this time of quarantine, it was really comforting to see your familiar faces.
Based on the success of our first Virtual Happy Hour, we've decided to do another one for May. 
This month's TechSparks Informal Office Hours will be on Thursday, 5/7, from 4PM to 5:30PM on Zoom.  Please RSVP via Eventbrite, and we'll add you to our Zoom invite.

During this time, we also want to be a resource for the small businesses, startups, and freelancers we have in our community: 
EIDL/PPP Loans - If you have questions about the EIDL and PPP processes, a great resource is the Pasadena SBDC. We recommend that you sign up for their newsletter at their website. They have been regularly sending out updates on the EIDL and PPP throughout this time. Also, you can sign up for the CA SBDC's webinar here:
Rent Relief Requests - If your business has been impacted by Covid19 and the quarantine, Chandler Larsen at Avison Young has shared this guide to help businesses navigate lease issues. 
EDD/Unemployment - For those not able to work as a result of the Covid19 pandemic, the EDD has published new guidelines on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance here
If you have any other questions or need help, please join us at the TechSparks Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, 5/7. We're here to help!
I hope you're all staying strong and healthy through this. 
Best regards, 
Jennifer Chang
Managing Partner, TechSparks