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Tune in for our Second Week of Industry Support Webinars

JBF Impact Team

April 03, 2020


Hands plating food photo Clay Williams
Photo: Clay Williams

Many thanks to everyone who joined us this week for our Industry Support webinar series. It was a great start and we were excited to share advice on a range of topics from business and unemployment insurance to marketing in the time of COVID-19 to mental health resources.

You can find recordings of last week’s webinars here.

Next week’s topics and speakers include:

Monday, April 6: Retail Leases and Tenant Rights

Cindy McLoughlin (JBF Trustee) and Richard Mirliss of CohnReznick will review universal rules about common retail leases for restaurants; what hospitality or food business tenant rights you may be able to invoke during this period of interruption; suggestions on how to negotiate with your landlord; and most importantly, ideas on how to restart operations post-COVID-19.
Register here.

Tuesday, April 7: Understanding the CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL Loans, and More
Signed into law on Friday, March 27, the CARES Act remains a complex piece of legislation with far-reaching financial impacts. The $2 trillion bill included $377 billion in relief for small businesses, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). As a business owner you might wonder: "Am I eligible for these loans? How do I apply? How can I get the loan forgiven?" The attorneys at Arnold Porter will walk you through the details of the loans and respond to these frequently asked questions.


Wednesday, April 8: The Facts on SNAP and Food Access Programs

Ellen Vollinger of the Food Research & Action Center will provide a clear overview of, and easy to follow instructions on how to apply for, food assistance programs. Even if you’ve never qualified before, you or someone you know may be eligible now. We will cover SNAP, the Restaurant Meal Program, USDA-FNS waivers, and where to find more information on state-based resources. We will also discuss how restaurants are winning paid contracts to feed those in need.
Register here.

Thursday, April 9: TikTok and Content Cooking for Chefs

Chef Monti Carlo, co-founder of and chef Matt Broussard (@acooknamedmatt) will dish on all things TikTok and cooking for content. In this webinar you will learn: what is TikTok and what makes it unique; strategies for building your culinary media brand; equipment you need to get started making high-quality cooking videos; a breakdown of buzzwords like “hashtag challenge” and “brand takeover”; and much more.
Register here.

Remember, you must pre-register for each webinar but there is no fee to attend. All sessions are held on the GoToWebinar platform and your registration link will include instructions on how to access the sessions.

We hope you’re enjoying this programming, and we would love to hear from you! Please email us at with your suggestions on speakers and topics you would like to see in the future.

We look forward to seeing you each day at 2:00 P.M. ET. Please register here.


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