Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce Spotlight

Written by Theresa-Marie Wilson

Theresa-Maria Wilson has been a journalist covering the North Coast and South County area for over 20 years. She is also the founder of Cat Noir CC and is currently working on a novel.

May 6, 2021

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce spotlighted Wicked Harvest Bourbon Whiskey, owned by Jim and Gloria Zion, The Chamber says if you haven’t tried their farm-to-table spirits yet, grab a taste of their pecan bourbon at local liquor stores and restaurants. They offer pistachio, hazelnut, pecan infused Kentucky aged bourbon, finished in wine/rum barrels with whole pistachios. For 21 and older.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications

In April, the SBA announced key details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Details on application requirements, eligibility, and a program guide are now available in English or in Spanish at https://bit.ly/2SgDIyJ

The American Rescue Plan Act established the RRF to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

The SBA will establish a seven-day pilot period for the RRF application portal to conduct extensive outreach and training. The official application launch date will be announced at a later date. Pilot period will be used to address technical issues ahead of the public launch. Participants in this pilot will be randomly selected from existing PPP borrowers in priority groups for RRF and will not receive funds until the application portal is open to the public. Following the pilot, the application portal will be opened to the public.

For the first 21 days that the program is open to the public, the SBA will prioritize reviewing applications from small businesses owned by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Following the 21-day period, all eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications.

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