YOUR FIRST STOP FOR BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Stacy Souza Elms, Community & Economic Development Director
Phone: (209) 827-2433 / Email:
New Operating Hours:
City Hall is closed to the public. For questions, call (209) 827-7000.
Los Banos Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (209) 826-2495 / Email:
Los Banos Downtown Association
Phone: (209) 710-9022 / Email:
Merced Small Business Development Center
Phone: (209) 228-3506 / Email:
California Manufacturing & Technology Association (CMTA)
CMTA is surveying manufacturers on their capacity, needs and repurposing. They will relayconcerns to Gov. Gavin Newsom and his agency heads.
Updated employee poster for manufacturing breakrooms and facilities:
English version (PDF): https://cmta.net/multimedia/covid-19_poster.pdf
Spanish version (PDF): https://cmta.net/multimedia/covid-19_poster_spanish.pdf
RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL ASSISTANCE
California Restaurant Association, Restaurant Relief
Guidelines and resources specific to the restaurant industry affected by the coronavirus.
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
Relief for individual workers and zero-interest loans for restaurants
James Beard Foundation (food and beverage)
Launched a fund to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need.
Yelp (restaurants and nightlife)
$25M in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees, and free advertising, products and services. These relief efforts are primarily available only to small, independently owned restaurant and nightlife.
Kabbage (small businesses)
Spearheading an initiative that allows small businesses to offer online gift certificates and connects them with consumers across the country. Through Kabbage Payments™, any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses.