From Napa Valley Register: Businesses rate SBA performance following Napa earthquake

February 18, 2016 •  By Jennifer Huffman In the 18 months since the August 2014 Napa earthquake, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved 982 loans totaling $37.2 million to Napa County businesses and residents. The data was presented at a round table discussion at Napa Valley College on Thursday morning to discuss the participants’ experience…

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From Lake County Record-Bee: Thompson hosts SBA administrator

By Record-Bee Staff February 18, 2016 Due to its location, the roundtable discussion focused on the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and how SBA disaster loans were used to help small businesses, non-profits and others rebuild after the earthquake. Participants in the roundtable included officials from the SBA, the City and County of Napa, the Napa…

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From The Weekly Calistogan: Free bilingual tax preparation service

February 10, 2016 Getting anxious about filing your income tax returns? Don’t know where to turn for help? Well, here is some sound advice: Don’t ask Sherlock Holmes for deductions; go to the UpValley Family Centers (UVFC) in Calistoga and St. Helena, where trained volunteers prepare state and federal tax returns free for those with…

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From Forbes: Management Training In The Vineyard: Professional Development For Farmworkers

Note: Today’s post completes the series about quality-of-life topics that help define what makes Napa Napa, from healthcare to housing to transportation, in the daily lives of that region’s workers and residents. Farmworkers in Napa, as we described in the last post, are the best-paid agricultural workers locally, regionally, and nationally. Here’s a closer look at…

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