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Application for Pasadena Small Business COVID-19 Grants Opens Jan. 25
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Application for Pasadena Small Business COVID-19 Grants Opens Jan. 25

Program provides up to 50 small businesses with grants of $7,500 each The City of Pasadena and Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) announce the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to assist small businesses in Pasadena impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides approximately 50 reimbursable grants of $7,500 each to qualifying small businesses. Source…

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Deadline Extended
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California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Deadline Extended

This week, California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced that the deadline for the first round of applications for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will be extended until Jan. 13, 2021. The program, which officially opened Dec. 30, experienced high…

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Reopening, New Guidance Issued
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SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Reopening, New Guidance Issued

Originally posted Jan. 8 at 8:15 a.m. / Updated Jan. 8 at 9:20 a.m. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of Jan. 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only…

Jean D. Koehler Receives 2021 Five Star Wealth Manager Award
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Jean D. Koehler Receives 2021 Five Star Wealth Manager Award

Jean D Koehler, CRP, CKA, CLTC, RICP, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Arcadia, Calif. has been named a recipient of the 2021 Five Star Wealth Manager award by Five Star Professional. The award goes to less than 7% of the wealth managers in the region based on research administered by Five Star Professional,…

5 Financial Resolutions to Make in The New Year
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5 Financial Resolutions to Make in The New Year

For many of us, the new year means a fresh start and the chance to set new goals. As you consider your resolutions, you may want to add “strengthen my financial foundation” to the list. Here are five ways you can put yourself on firmer financial footing in 2021: 1. Identify what’s working and what…

A New Look to Year-End Tax Planning in 2020
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A New Look to Year-End Tax Planning in 2020

At this time of year, you often hear advice to take steps before year-end to limit your tax liability. Yet 2020 is a unique year in a variety of ways — while many of the normal rules regarding managing income and timing deductions still apply, new provisions for 2020 have been implemented by the Coronavirus…

The Battle Over Outdoor Dining Continues
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The Battle Over Outdoor Dining Continues

By Terry Miller Remember outdoor dining? It was the closest thing to pre-epidemic normal for the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County — until recently. Then, a huge surge in hospitalizations and cases of the coronavirus forced the county’s health department to ban outdoor dining again in late November. Beacon Media has been closely…

Varda Becomes First Licensed Cannabis Dispensary to Open in Pasadena
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Varda Becomes First Licensed Cannabis Dispensary to Open in Pasadena

By Alex Cordero  Longtime San Gabriel Valley residents Tony Fong and Leonard Wang recently made local business history by opening Varda, the first licensed and only locally-owned cannabis dispensary in Pasadena. Wang and Fong are the founders of this 3,000-square-foot store designed to give a multigenerational line of customers an amiable experience when shopping for…

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