Paycheck Protection Program Update    DBA Hosts An Online Forum

Tuesday 1/19 at 6pm DBA hosted a virtual forum

On Tuesday January 19th, the Downtown Business Alliance hosted a virtual forum on the newly released PPP 2021 program with guests Stephanie Dunn from Incredible Bank and David Zuckerman, CPA to answer our member’s questions. Members who called into the Zoom forum or were not set to visual do not appear on screen.



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The Downtown Business Alliance of Wilmington, NC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to unite, promote and support the Downtown Wilmington community. We are a membership-based organization that, through civic activism, annual special events and corporate sponsorship, are able to help make downtown a viable & attractive community for residents, business owners & visitors.

January 11th 2021 Virtual Meeting

The January meeting was informational and informative.  Highlights included new WDI CEO and President, Holly Childs talking about her experience and vision as the leader of the economic development organization.  Collaboration with other downtown groups and stakeholders is high on her list, along with looking at ways to increase employment centers, increase job opportunities and diversification in the base.  Paul Lawler provided an important update and message about the funding of WAVE Transit and its impact on the future of the Port City Trolley in the Downtown District areas.  There is an urgent need to alert and message the County Commissioners and City Council members regarding the value the new trolley has provided to downtown with the new route in place.  Furthermore, it is evident there is a need for both trolleys to be put in service to reduce the route time (currently 40 minutes) to 20 minutes round trip.  The trolley is the only route that has realized increased ridership even during the pandemic.  An impressive 71% increase!  Mayor Pro Tem, Margaret Haynes, reiterated the urgency to contact the elected officials and voice your opinion.

Topic: DBA January Meeting 2021
Start Time : Jan 11, 2021 05:44 PM

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