Application process for Paycheck Protection Program opens Friday

April 1st, 2020

Starting Friday, April 3, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – an initiative that was included in the $2 trillion economic relief bill signed by President Trump last week, which authorizes nearly $350 billion in forgivable loans to businesses to pay up to eight weeks...

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Facebook, others launch grant programs for small businesses

April 1st, 2020

Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses affected by coronavirus. The grants will be available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. Facebook said it will be accepting applications in the coming weeks. The company said the program can help businesses with rent, operational costs, maintaining workforce and...

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Friday webinar on how federal stimulus package helps boating industry businesses

March 31st, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will present a webinar on Friday, April 3, about how the $2 trillion stimulus bill recently signed into law by President Trump will help marine businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to register now. The event will feature presentations from Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and...

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Automating leak location surveys

December 20th, 2019

Geomembrane liners are engineered to be high-strength and chemically resistant, yet they remain susceptible to mechanical damage, especially during the installation process, transportation and use-related wear. The costs that companies face in combating this problem are significant, as the vast majority of leak monitoring services are performed manually by highly trained professional members of staff....

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Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 Motivates, Educates and Energizes Attendees

November 22nd, 2019

Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 held in Seattle, Wash. USA motivated, educated and energized attendees. The one and a half day event featured a shop tour followed by a networking event at Rainier Industries Ltd., along with a full day of education and time to meet with showcase suppliers at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport...

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GoFundMe account set up for family of Caribbean Canvas

July 9th, 2019

Jerry Hughes and Stephanie Hughes, owners of Caribbean Canvas, Boynton Beach, Fla, died in an auto accident on June 29. The Highlands News-Sun has released more information about the accident. The Hughes’ youngest child, Cade, age 9, has a rare disease called Jansen’s metaphyseal chondrodysplasia, where the bones in the arms and legs develop abnormally....

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Webinar registration open: Introduction to Military Contract Bidding

July 9th, 2019

The U.S. Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Learn how to get started doing business with the various agencies in a one-hour webinar. Attendees will learn to: find opportunities through the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) bid board systemset up and tailor searchesread the different types of solicitation noticesunderstand the...

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Wholesale Shade introduces Shade Sail University

May 10th, 2019

Wholesale Shade, a premier shade sail fabricator, has developed a comprehensive guide for the shade sail industry. Covering design, selling, installation and more, this guide is a must-have for anyone looking to get into the shade business or to train new employees. It includes standard industry forms and a glossary of terms.  A redesigned website...

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2020 IECA Annual Conference and Expo call for abstracts is open

May 9th, 2019

Industry professionals are encouraged to submit an abstract to speak at the 2020 IECA Annual Conference and Expo in Raleigh, N.C., Feb. 23–26, 2020. The abstract submission deadline is May 31, 2019. Experts who are interested in sharing their knowledge on stormwater and MS4 management; erosion and sediment control; and wetland, stream and shoreline restoration...

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ITA webinar to explore export opportunities in Germany

April 16th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a webinar featuring business opportunities for technical textile companies in the German market. The German textile industry consists of 1,400 mostly SME companies with 135,000 employees and an annual turnover of $39 billion. The market offers great opportunities for high-tech and leading-edge products in...

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