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More Economic Relief - Part Two: PPP Loans and Forgiveness

More Economic Relief - Part One: Unpacking the American Rescue Plan with Arnold Martines and T. Mark Spain

Barron Guss, president and CEO of ALTRES, sat down in late March with T. Mark Spain, District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Hawaii-Pacific Islands office and Arnold Martines, Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer of Central Pacific Bank to discuss what the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan means for Hawaii businesses.

Spain clarified details of the COVID relief funds available for Hawaii businesses and how to access EIDL grants, SVOG grants, and restaurant revitalization funds. Key updates and a portion of the Q&A are included in the article below. The Q&A was edited for length and clarity. Watch the full interview above.

4:15 – “What’s in the American Rescue Plan for businesses?”
5:10 – “Economic Injury Disaster Loan Grant updates”
6:30 – “Economic Injury Disaster Loan updates”
7:20 – “Shuttered Venue Operators Grant updates”
16:25 – “Restaurant Revitalization Fund”

Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance Rate Increase with Sherry Menor-McNamara

ALTRES Inc. CEO, Barron Guss provides a behind the scenes understanding of Hawaii’s Unemployment Trust Fund crisis for Hawaii Businesses and what’s in store for the road ahead.

0:00 – “UI Background – How we got here”
8:36 – “Unpacking the Legislative Solutions”
17:56 – “UTF Solutions – The Elephant in the Room”

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