Updates From Downtown Businesses
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Stay up to date on current business specials including availability of take-out, delivery, curbside services, gift certificates, and virtual experiences. And don't forget to follow along on our
Please note that we began collecting this information in March 2020, we continue to update it in 2021.
Service Industry Relief Funds
Madison Virtual Tip Jar : Look for your favorite Madison area service industry professionals and help fill their virtual tip jars.
Reopen Guidelines For Businesses : Resources, guidelines, and best practices for businesses to reopen after the stay at home is lifted.
City of Madison Resources for Businesses : Includes updates on Covid-19 responses, Streateries, guidelines for propane tanks, cold weather information, and more.
City of Madison Parking : The City of Madison has relaxed some on-street parking rules. Visit the webpage for more details regarding specific rules.
Downtown Madison Inc. Resources for Businesses : this is an extensive listing of various resources available to businesses within the community.
gener8tor Emergency Response Program : gener8tor is hosting emergency one-week virtual programs for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs will feature daily webinars designed to identify, understand and help small businesses secure resources to withstand the current crisis. One-on-one office hours will also be available.
Public Heath Messaging : Public Health of Madison and Dane County requires all businesses to have public health messaging posted for the mask mandate. You can find the official poster here. To compliment the signs required by public heath, we have designed an additional set of posters you can print out to help you with messaging the new public health orders as well. You can download a copy in either greyscale or color here. You can learn more about the public health order here. You can learn more about face coverings here.
sli.do : Enter #ASK4BIZ to be directed to the Chamber of Commerce run question and answer forum for businesses.
UW Health Support Information : Learn how to help provide supplies and support for our health care workers on the front lines.
UW School of Business and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center : UWSB and WSBDC have teamed up to create a FREE Covid-19 response guide and resources. As the business owner, planning for this sustained level of uncertainty can be overwhelming. This workbook provides you with the opportunity to reflect on the actions you have already taken in response to COVID-19 and walks you through best practices and a process to move forward.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation : The WEDC “We're All In Small Business Grant” is newly reopened! Head to their website to learn what papers to get in order and be sure to apply on October 19th, 2020!
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