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Overview: As many of you know, last year we launched the Tourism Insights: Tips for Recovery program, a research-based program that generates Northeast-specific insights to support the Connecticut tourism industry’s recovery. In case you missed it, you can find last month’s tips and report on the Tourism Partner Portal, as well as past reports. And now, based on January’s data, here are 8 useful winter tips that can help you navigate these difficult times. To review this month’s full report, click here.
Overview: As we begin the new year, we know the upcoming months will continue to look different than normal. Spring will be here before we know it, and the media is already asking about summer. Last year you inspired us with innovative experiences such as drive-through events, socially distant offerings, and unique outdoor dining. Now, tell us your plans for maple season, Easter, Mother’s Day, and the entire spring and summer season.
Overview: A quick correction to Commissioner Lehman's email that I forwarded yesterday. One of the qualifications to secure a PPP loan was listed as a 30% revenue loss. The version of the bill that was passed actually requires a 25% revenue loss over comparable 2019 quarters.
Overview: The latest email from DECD Commissioner David Lehman is important for many in our industry. The federal government just approved a stimulus package to provide economic relief for many impacted by the pandemic. The package includes $325 billion for small businesses, including $284 billion in loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). All details are in the email below.
Overview: ’Tis the season for hope in this very challenging year. The coming vaccine certainly contributes greatly to our industry’s prospects for a strong recovery. Through it all, your innovative spirit and determination have continuously inspired us. You’ve gone the extra mile to prioritize safety, install new equipment and implement new protocols in your businesses. You have always put the health of your employees and customers first.