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Des Moines Community Keeps Family Restaurants Going

DES MOINES, Iowa – Small Business Week kicked off Monday, and many business owners across Des Moines are making it through the pandemic with the help of their community. Several federal and state programs helped many small businesses survive the turmoil of the past 18 months, but customers coming through the front door is the main way to help them thrive. Read more.

Business Plan Contest Heats Up In Dover, Maryland

Dreaming of opening a distillery, maker space, child care center, or golf simulator? You may be in luck. Town officials are thinking outside the box in an effort to encourage new businesses here with Dover Launch, a competition through which the person with the winning plan will receive $20,000 to help make their new business happen. Read more.

Fort Wayne Brings it Back for Small Business

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Bringing it back to Fort Wayne was the goal at Georgetown Square on Saturday as they held the first-ever Georgetown Fest. Full of fun for the whole family including a car show, concert and food trucks, the event was designed to give a boost to Georgetown Square businesses as they continue to be impacted by the pandemic. Read more.


January 26, 2021

I could not be more thrilled to have Murder in the Family back on REELZ for a brand new season!  Of course shooting the series during the COVID 19 pandemic has brought its own set of rules and challenges. On the set, we are following CDC guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks. My mask is only off when I am on camera and my film crew follows safe practices for sanitizing their equipment each time they set up. Read more.

Kid Rock Donates $100K to Help Small Business

January 11, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted lives, overwhelmed healthcare systems and caused economic losses worldwide. In the United States, some regions are experiencing the effects of financial hardship even more than others. Experts report that Michigan will feel the brunt of the economic crisis longer and more acutely than many other states, as it relies heavily on auto manufacturing, which has been largely shuttered. Read more.

Barstool Sports Founder Steps Up to Provide Help for Small Business Owners

December 29, 2020

Dave Portnoy, the founder and president of Barstool Sports, has launched a fund to bail out small businesses that have been hurt by the pandemic and government shutdowns. Reaching into his own pockets, he wants to help small businesses stay afloat and he is challenging others to join him for the cause. He calls it the Barstool Fund and he is using his incredible social reach to spread the word. Read more.