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SBA Disaster Loan Comparison

Compiled by Synovus. Small business applicants can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program if there are different uses of proceeds for each loan. Funds from the loans cannot be comingled. EIDL funds come directly from the U.S. Treasury. Applicants do not apply through a bank. Your application to participate in…

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REVISED: UAC Coronavirus Business Impact Survey

Thank you to all who have already completed the survey. We have made a revision to more accurately collect your responses. Please use this link to complete the survey: REVISED: How is coronavirus impacting your landscape business? If you have already completed the survey, you do have the option of redoing your survey, but it is…

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Athens-Clarke County is the first mandatory Stay at Home Order in Georgia

To all Georgia landscape industry business owners, vendors, suppliers: Athens-Clarke County is the first mandatory Stay at Home Order in Georgia, effective today. We communicated with Mayor Kelly Girtz (UAC letter to Athens/Clarke) yesterday regarding our industry’s services and products, and he has confirmed that the following can continue working, with the instruction to maintain safe distances. Essential Services Businesses – Landscape…

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GA Dept. of Agriculture releases statement

GA Dept of Ag Commissioner Gary Black has issued a statement, where he specifically mentions landscape and green industries: “Georgia is blessed to have an incredibly diverse agricultural sector that includes everything from food producers and processors to landscape and green industries,” Black said. “We encourage local governments and decision makers to consider the central…

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Georgia Receives SBA Statewide Disaster Declaration, Applications for Small Business Emergency Loans Now Open

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 counties in Georgia. Loans are available for small business and non-profit organizations. While…

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UAC Coronavirus impact on landscape business survey

To all Georgia landscape industry business owners, vendors, suppliers: The Covid-19 coronavirus has brought sudden changes to our personal and business lives and world. We have created a quick 10-question survey asking for your input regarding business practices, services, postponements or cancellations and labor needs. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey so…

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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020.

The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be…

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Senate Study Committee on Workforce Access – Final Report

The Senate Study Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Landscape Workforce Access (Committee) was created with the adoption of Senate Resolution 460 during the 2019 Legislative Session. The Committee was charged with exploring new employment initiatives in technical schools, youth career development programs, coordination among state agencies, and other such efforts to improve workforce availability in…

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Fountain of peace and wellness

The Fockele Garden Company

The marble and stone fountain in the center of the Frost Water Garden represents a vision realized by members of a design and production work group. The team included a regional hospital, a fundraising organization, a philanthropist, landscape architects, marble carvers in China and our design and installation company. From the conceptual development to turning…

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