$5,000 aid checks on the way to 60 small business house owners challenged by the pandemic

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    Moline, IL (WQAD) — The metropolis of Moline is sending out $5,000 checks to 60 business owners to aid them in the confront of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s element of an govt purchase from Mayor Stephanie Acri to offer aid aid to firms as they stick to tier three mitigation attempts in Illinois.

“We want to aid them weather conditions this winter,” Third Ward Alderman Mike Wendt claims. “I assume it’s a excellent way to incentivize them to do it the suitable way.”

50 {633f08c73793f55612965c612e212a445c31ddab6c84ff3f095b66eb6ebb4cc2} of the checks were mailed out this earlier Monday, and the other 50 {633f08c73793f55612965c612e212a445c31ddab6c84ff3f095b66eb6ebb4cc2} went out now, November 25, 2020. Enterprise house owners asked for the relief assist by means of statements despatched to the metropolis.

“We want to make certain (smaller, domestically owned enterprises) are close to for the lengthy haul,” Alderman Wendt states. “You read through these statements and you just want to assistance them.”

Lagomarcino’s Co-Operator Beth Lagomarcino claims her team reached out to the metropolis for enable, and the help will enable them pay their employees and their expenses.

“We wrote a letter to say how the pandemic has impacted our small business, and the cost that we incurred to hold in small business,” Lagomarcino states. “We acquired outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas. We did plexiglass all throughout inside of and every little thing.”

Alderman Wendt claims the city is considering building home in the funds to supply additional help to organizations.

“We’re just satisfied we’ve been equipped to enable as a lot of as we have,” he states.

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