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Webinars: Timely and Informational

ISA webinars feature key subject matter experts, providing a more personalized, in-depth overview of select issues most impacting your business.

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Recordings from recent webinars are also available for download, listed by topic here.


Daily Industry Digest

Every afternoon get a quick synopsis of the top issues impacting our industry that day, including the latest news, legislative updates, state happenings, and more. Check your inbox Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:00pm (EDT) for this Digest. To subscribe, enter your email here:

Monday, October 12, 2020 Issue

SBA Issues Simpler Forgiveness for PPP Loans of $50k or Less

The Small Business Administration released an updated loan forgiveness application for companies that received $50,000 or less as part of the Paycheck Protection Program. The forgiveness application for this group requires several attestations, but very little documentation.

 

SBA and Treasury have also eased the burden on PPP lenders, allowing lenders to process forgiveness applications more swiftly. The SBA began approving forgiveness applications in early October.

 

Action Item: Review the instructions for completing the application.

Leading with Empathy Helps Employees Avoid Burnout

Employees are reaching the point of burnout and fatigue, new research shows. And it doesn’t matter whether the employee is working remotely or in a physical workplace. While almost 60 percent of those surveyed said their companies had taken some steps to help prevent burnout, 29 percent said they wished their companies would act with more empathy. Leaders share how they are helping their employees cope.

 

Action Item: Review the article.

Insight into Coming Economy

COVID-19’s impact on the economy is profound. For the Hotel & Lodging sector, it has been devastating. The American Hotel & Lodging Association will provide an economic outlook for this important customer group for sign companies. The webinar is at 3:00 pm (ET) Tuesday, October 13 (tomorrow). For a broader look at the overall economy, IHS Markit provides the Q3 2020 Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report at 2:00 pm (ET) Wednesday, October 21.

 

Action Item: Register for the upcoming webinars.