South End Business and COVID19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Pete for skoah here
Roger sametz from Sametz Blackstone associates, here. Thanks for doing this
Emily from BRIX Wine Shop
Alissa & Christos from SOMA OPTICAL here
Sue Sullivan here from the Newmarket Business Association
Bud Larievy WGMS…thank you!
Ardith Myers from AAM Search
Ethos Fitness + Performance
Jay + Jess from Ethos Fitness + Performance here. Thank you for hosting.
Dave from Franklin Cafe
Ed LeMay from NedInnBoston 158 W Brookline St
Loans are just not going to solve much for most businesses
agreed, although I am glad for those it does help
Here is the confidential questionnaire that helps us gather the info we need: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/1PB3tv
cvan they be laid off for 2 of 5 days?
there are other business trying to call in but have told me that it's at capacity?
will gvmnt pick up the difference
Is there federal money that can bolster the UE Fund
health care premiums for employees
We would like to see if there could be some system put together that would allow for employees to receive partial benefits. We have a lot of companies that are essential food distribution businesses and have to stay open. They need the employees but they cannot afford to pay their employees for full time work
I'm referring to partial unemployment benefits
small business / self employed #1 person... afraid of falling through the cracks... not sure where to turn?
Staying open for delivery is a mixed message without strict parameters
But isn’t this why everyone should just really be closed? Tere is no way to control everyone / everything. This is why we closed our doors. And unlike the food service industry, we have absolutely no way to make money during this time.
no answers for sole proprietorship?
great point about 2019 tax .... with no $ now
what above utilities? and cable?
Here it is
mass.gov site states that self-employed/1099 would be eligible for unemployment benefits if a disaster unemployment declaration is made… is this a possibility?
Barbara - Jonathan from BURN Fitness here. Based on convo thus far, can we change our surveys we submitted? I’d like to add additional info/comments…
This is my 4th ZOOM this wee. Before this- Zero. Did anyone buy ZOOM stock?
Zoom was one of the best IPOs of last year!
Just wanted to adds some humor!
It will be on Newmarket's website also.
Any word on business interruption insurance extending to cover COVID closures?
There is also the mayor’s survey that folks might want to fill out. Not as open ended as the other one, but might help
relationship w/ Insurance carrier? They are all about $
PLEASE repeat where we can locate the questionnaire…?
yes where is the questionnaire?
Don’t forget the second City Hall survey too!
Yes, that would be great because I have questions about furrow vs termination with the fed package coming out on April 2nd, and how that impacts my employees.
thank you Barbara
Christian from the TrikeHub. The pedicab driver community is rather unified, and is seeking ways to intersect with other businesses to help stimulate their revenue in order to help stimulate ours. Let us know if folks can think of ways to utilize this force that has social distancing builtin.
Yes, I have so many questions about unemployment…Can anyone clarify some of the conditions the new covid 19 business shutdown where it relates to your employees? I read that- workers must remain in contact with their employees. Does that mean that we can legally ask them to work for us and continue to do their job in some capacity as they are able and if it’s safe for them?
TYVM. Would you send out an e-mail re where to get access to the recording of this webinar.
We will post a link to this webinar recording and notes and all that! We will email it around as well.
I can’t send info out to folks on the call directly because I didn’t make you all register. So stay tuned to SEBA for info
If you would like to be on the mailing list for important links, updates, and resources as they become available, please email TaskForce@SEBABoston.com
We will also be creating a website specifically for these resources and updates, we will post the announcement and further information on the South End Community Board on FB, as well as our FB and IG accounts
Can someone talk about “acts of god” clauses at some point? Does this crisis qualify in terms of commercial leases, insurance claims, etc?
We will also be sharing this video
The City is in need of volunteers to assist the medical community in protecting the Homeless in the South End and Newmarket and in making sure there is not a food shortage for this community. I am coordinating this with the Mayors Office of Recovery Services. If anyone wants to reach out to help, I can be emailed at email@example.com
Laurel my understanding is that insurance co’s will fight all clauses tooth and nail. And are lobbying the fed gov to support that decision.
Thank you all for taking the time. It was helpful to understand everyone's position, fears and concerns
employment, the city encouraging landlords to give us some support
Asking Landlords for rent relief?
Yes that is correct :)
yes, rent relief
Asking utilities and cable for relief?
Thank you guys
Thanks you to all panelists. Great info. All the data gathering you’re doing is necessary - knowledge is power.
WE ALL WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK!
Thank you so much for getting this all together!!
thanks everyone for organizing