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Paycheck Protection Program - Bean Counter Cafe.pdf
The PPP loan helped many businesses pay their employees and support the business during months of low revenue. One of these small businesses was Bean Counter Bakery Café, which received $175,000 from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The loan…
Created By: Cyrus Moulton; Contributed By: Cyrus Moulton
Date: 03/28/2021

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The Paycheck Protection Program helped business owner Alice Lombardi of Bean Counter Bakery Café to keep her business afloat during the pandemic. The café transitioned to takeout only during the pandemic and the business was struggling.

Created By: Christine Peterson; Contributed By: Christine Peterson
Date: 03/28/2021

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Becker College will be closing at the end of the school year. Lots of local businesses around Highland Street rely on business from college students, so they may see less customers.
Created By: Dillon McCarthy; Contributed By: Dillon McCarthy
Date: 04/22/2021

Becker College Closure Impact on Local Businesses.pdf
With Becker College closing at the end of the year, many of the local businesses will be affected. Businesses surrounding college campuses such as Modern Muse Thrift, Boomer's, and The Prints and Potter Gallery rely on not just students but the…
Created By: Craig S. Semon; Contributed By: Craig S. Semon
Date: 03/05/2021

City of Worcester MA Business Assistance & Resources.pdf
This website helps provide grants to Worcester businesses affected by COVID-19. The Small Business Resiliency Program provided grants of up to $10,000 for qualifying businesses. The second wave of these grants start rolling out around May 6 at a…
Created By: The City of Worcester; Contributed By: The City of Worcester
Date: 05/05/2021

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Employee Shortage.pdf
After starting to open up again, Worcester restaurants are struggling to find employees after being forced to close down and lay off many employees in the beginning of the pandemic.
Created By: Marco Cartolano; Contributed By: Marco Cartolano
Date: 04/18/2021

Federal CARES Act.pdf
Created By: Caleb Silver; Contributed By: Caleb Silver
Date: 04/27/2021 Phase-Two of Four-Step Reopening Plan.pdf
The state of Massachusetts enters phase-two of the four-phase plan to reopen the state. This phase allows restaurants to open outdoor dining and other non-essential businesses to reopen at limited capacity.
Created By: Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito; Contributed By: Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
Date: 06/06/2020

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Bean Counter Bakery Café saw massive growth in business during the holidays. Owner Alice Lombardi reported twice the usual orders for Halloween, three times as many for Thanksgiving, business "through the roof" during Christmas and even busier for…
Created By: Christine Peterson; Contributed By: Christine Peterson
Date: 03/28/2021

Restaurant Employee Interview.m4a
Henry Liro is a restaurant employee and he shares his experience working in the midst of a pandemic.
Created By: Henry Liro; Contributed By: Henry Liro
Date: 05/11/2021
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