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small business grant

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors opened the application window for $11 million in small business recovery grants in Alameda County, with $1 million earmarked specifically for unincorporated areas.

The program is open to any business with between one and 25 employees that has not yet received COVID-19-related relief funds through the American Rescue Plan Act. “Eligible businesses must be licensed for-profit entities in Alameda County that have experienced decreased revenues and/or increased costs due to the economic impacts of COVID-19,” county officials said.

Grant applications will be accepted through October 31 and funds will be released by check no later than December 30. Visit acbusiness.org.

‘Hello Merlot!’

The Bankhead Theater presents “Hello, Merlot!” this weekend, a unique new tasting experience featuring 10 Merlots produced by Livermore Valley winemakers.

“As you savor these different Merlots, enjoy learning how each winemaker adds their own twist to this fantastic variety,” organizers said. “We are proud of our Merlots and can’t wait to share them with you.”

The event will take place from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday (October 15). For tickets, visit livermorearts.org/events/hello-merlot.


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