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  • May 26, 2020 9:13 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    Read All About It - June SAAGNY Life has arrived.

    Click here for the issue.

  • May 20, 2020 4:03 PM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    Click here to read the article in Promo Marketing.

  • May 20, 2020 9:32 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    Hello Friends of The SAAGNY Foundation, 

    We hope you and your families are safe and healthy.  Just want to update you on the status of our summer events.  Unfortunately, there will be no camp or school summer programming.

    Since Happiness Is Camping had to cancel all sessions this summer, they are planning to give the kids a mix of activities at home - arts & crafts, outdoor challenges, Zoom sessions etc. and some live sessions each night that mirror their traditional evening activities.  Neil Kirschner put us in touch with his nephew Michael Kirschner, a professional magician, who will be doing virtual shows for various camps this summer.  We have arranged for him to do a show for these kids one evening.  This is an interactive experience that uses mentalism and magic.  We are so excited that the Foundation will be able to provide these kids with a meaningful experience during this difficult and disappointing time. 

    Given the nature of the students at Hilltop School, sadly this virtual magic show would not be feasible.

    We so appreciate our wonderful volunteers and look forward to seeing you next year when summer activities may resume. 

    Stay safe and stay healthy.

    Best,

    Idelle Schwinder

    Sharon Schifflehuber


  • May 20, 2020 7:33 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    Reopening status is different in every state - click here for information on New York state and click here for information on New Jersey.

  • May 01, 2020 8:48 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    SAAGNY recently came across small business grant information and wanted to share these opportunities with our members and partners in case your companies might meet the eligibility requirements and are able apply. These are small business grants provided by different sources to assist small businesses that have been negatively impacted by Covid-19.

    Please review the information to see if your business meets the eligibility and other requirements before you apply. SAAGNY will continue to research grants, loans and share pertinent information to help support our members and the industry in these unprecedented times.

    Salesforce Small Business Grants (East)

    *The application portal is open from now until May 4th 11:59p PST.

    Salesforce will be offering Salesforce Care Small Business Grants of $10,000 to provide capital to help keep businesses afloat. These grants will support small businesses as they work to replenish materials, pay salaries, or adapt their business model to overcome these challenging times.

    To be eligible to apply, businesses must:

    – Be a for-profit business
    – Have between 2 to 50 employees
    – Have been in business for 2 years as of March 2020
    – Have an annual revenue between $250k to $2M
    – Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
    – Meet all other eligibility requirements as stated in the Grant Program Terms

    Click here for additional information.

    Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

    *Applications for round 2 are now closed. The next round will open on May 14th. Grants will be made in the amounts of $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000.

    LISC supports small businesses and enterprises affected the Covid-19 across the country, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.

    Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, and the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants.

    Sign up to stay updated about LISC’s Small Business Grant Program.

    Global Giving (Red Backpack Fund)

    *The portal will open for applications again on May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 3.

    The Red Backpack Fund is an initiative started by The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation. The foundation donated $5 million to GlobalGiving who will be making at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by Covid-19.

    The first round of applications were open from April 6 at 12pm ET through April 12 at 11:59pm ET. Final grant recipients will be notified by the week of May 11. Each month, we will accept additional applications.

    Sign up to get an email notification when the application re-opens.


  • April 24, 2020 2:33 PM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    PPAI is hosting a webinar on April 28 - The Need to Know Info on Personal Protective Equipment.  Click here for more information.

  • April 22, 2020 8:20 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    The Senate passed legislation this afternoon providing additional funding for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The program, established as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief And Economic Security (CARES) Act last month, provides forgivable loans of up to $10 million to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic to help them meet payroll and day-to-day operating expenses. The program ran through its initial $349 billion last week.

    The $484 billion legislation, the result of several days of negotiation between Senate Republicans and Democrats, and the White House, provides an additional $320 billion for the PPP—with $60 billion earmarked for smaller lenders—as well as $60 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program—which provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to the pandemic—$25 billion for testing, $75 billion for hospitals and $11 billion for state programs.

    The Senate passed the legislation following a unanimous consent vote. It now goes to the House of Representatives. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer sent out a schedule update this week that suggests the House could vote on the bill as early as tomorrow.

    Find more reports on the industry’s COVID-19 response, provisions of the CARES Act, links to related webinars and further information on PPAI’s coronavirus information page here.  


  • April 20, 2020 9:48 AM | Donna-Jean Plante (Administrator)

    When looking back on the most influential individuals in one’s career, many think of a specific mentor or coach or buddy, that they have turned to in varying times to discuss such information as job-related skills; development, personal and professional advancement or operationally necessary information.  Associations are created to join industry members of all ages in these common goals, to help enrich individual organizations and each other.

    SAAGNY has developed that opportunity - partnering likeminded individuals who can only make the members more qualified leaders in the respective association, in business and in life.  If you need/want to chat with a like-minded professional to discuss industry, professional, or career SAAGNY can match you with another SAAGNY member.    Please email info@saagny.org for more information on SAAGNY Partnering.


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