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Geisel Software.jpg
CEO Brian Gesiel pictured, who's tech firm Geisel Software, landed a NASA contract in conjunction with Arizona State University in May of 2021. This is their second NASA contract, showing great strength in their work during the pandemic.
Date: 05/11/2021

Worcester License Commission Extends Outdoor Dining Laws.pdf
The outdoor-dining theme and takeout options will continue through 2021 as the Worcester License Commission extended the order allowing outdoor dining for restaurants in areas that may not be zoned accordingly. The commission is discussing making a…
Created By: Michael Bonner; Contributed By: Michael Bonner
Date: 04/01/2021

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

Federal CARES Act.pdf
Created By: Caleb Silver; Contributed By: Caleb Silver
Date: 04/27/2021

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

Taqueria Del Pueblo - Facebook Announcement of Second Location.png
Taqueria Del Pueblo is a small restaurant in Worcester Public Market. The business opened in February 2020, and the owners announced that they plan to open a larger, second location on Highland Street near WPI this summer.
Created By: Taqueria Del Pueblo; Contributed By: Taqueria Del Pueblo
Date: 04/04/2021

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 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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This is a storefront which has a sign saying that they “will not allow more than 5 customers at a time” as well as another sign saying “No Mask, No Glove, No Entry”. Small businesses along with restaurants are suffering a lot during this pandemic…
Created By: Anonymous; Contributed By: Anonymous
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