UPDATE: COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP)

UPDATE:

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all enjoying this early preview of spring weather!

While you may already be aware of this, I wanted to pass along some information on PA’s CHIRP: “COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program.”   The application for this grant opens up on Monday, March 15 and we are asking for your help in distributing this to your accommodations and food service businesses.  More information and the application can be found at:

https://delcostrong.delcopa.org/


On Friday, February 5, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law,  legislation setting aside $145 million in funds to aid hospitality industry businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the program requires counties to establish grant programs for these eligible businesses. The initiative will be known as  CHIRP:  “COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program.”

Trunk or Treat – October 31st

Valley View Shopping Center, Saturday, October 31st 3pm – 5pm – Hosted by Gatsby’s

2020 Community Day Cancelled

The Aston Business Association board of directors met on Thursday June 11th and it was decided that it would be in the best interest of the Township and its residents to cancel the 2020  Community Day and Business Expo.

We considered that many of our sponsoring  businesses had been closed down during the Stay at Home Order, and felt it would be unfair to ask them to provide financial support, which is crucial to make the event a success.  Likewise, many of the non-profits, food court merchants and other support organizations may have been unable or unwilling to participate.  We also considered the amount of lead time required to create a successful event. At that time, October 17th was a long way off and we had no idea on what restrictions would be in place come October due to the Corona Virus.  Given the information available at the time, we considered as well concerns that there could be a spike in the virus in the fall. As it turns out, the current standing order from the governor restricts outdoor crowds of over 250 participants, pending litigation.

We definitely plan to have our Community Day and Business Expo next year and it will bigger and better than ever!!

With that being said we would like to thank you for your support and participation throughout the years and hope you will join us in 2021.

Thank You
Aston Business Association Board of Directors

ATTENTION! Delco Strong Round 2 – Small Business Grants

Delaware County Launches ROUND 2
“Delco Strong Small Business Support” Program
$14 million available in grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19

Council’s vote on June 17 allows for a second round of Delco Strong Grants to be distributed. $14 million in grants is expected to be released to eligible businesses and non-profit organizations. The non- profit grant program will be administered by The Foundation for Delaware County. Eligibility requirements and instructions for both the business and non-profit programs will be posted online.

Eligibility requirements and instructions will be posted online beginning on June 24:
Applications will be accepted over several days beginning on July 7.
(This is NOT a first come first serve program)

https://delcostrong.delcopa.org/

Neighbors Helping Neighbors – “Contact Free” Drive-By Food Giveaway

Our Neighbors Helping Neighbors subsidiary organization is happy to announce to the Aston community that we will be have a Drive By Food Giveaway on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  We know times have been difficult for everyone lately and we would like
to help in a small way.

When: Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 6B Rosalie Lane, Aston (map)

If you are an Aston resident, and could use some help, please stop by to pick up a food bag. The distribution process will be completely safe and CDC compliant! Just pull up out front show a drivers license or proof of residency, then pop the trunk and a volunteer will place a bag in your trunk.

Each care bag will include: Soup, Canned Vegetables, Pasta and Sauce and other miscellaneous items. (1 bag per customer while supplies last)

 

 

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ABA Member IAE Foundation Aiding in COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Efforts

Just wanted to let the membership know what ABA members IAE Foundation have been up to during the COVID-19 Pandemic…

Individuals Aiding in Emergencies (IAE) Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, based in Delaware County has been assisting the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services 911 (Delco DES) by managing their donation resources and seeking out much needed supplies during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Collection of needed items has increased over the past two works and our volunteers have been communicating with individuals and local businesses to secure  PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and disinfectant cleaning essentials for our healthcare professionals; first responders; volunteers; and essential workers, who are risking the front lines of this pandemic!
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EVENT CANCELLED: Networking Event June 25th – Iron Workers Bank

We have cancelled all ABA events until further notice.

Join us on Thursday, June 25, 2020 for a general membership get together at Iron Workers Bank Aston Branch. The event is open to all Aston Businesses and will begin at 6pm with refreshments and sandwiches.

(Please RSVP using the form on this page so that we can get a head count)

Join us for this ABA Networking event!
DATE:  June 25, 2020
TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
LOCATION:
Iron Workers Bank
3333 Concord Rd., Aston, PA 19014

It’s an ABA Networking Event at Iron Workers Bank, in Aston. This will be an open event for member and non-member Aston business owners and representatives. Iron Workers invites us to enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres and to introduce ourselves to other business members in our community.

Business Card Fishbowl

Don’t forget your business card!!
Drop your card into our business card fishbowl and be included in our door prize drawings

Drawings will be held on site. Must be present to win.

 


Please RSVP below if you plan on attending this event.

 

EVENT CANCELLED: Mock Interview Day at Sun Valley March 24th, 2020

ALL ABA events are cancelled until further notice.

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WHO: All Aston Business Association Members – and Friends of the ABA and SVHS

WHAT: Mock Interview Day

WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:00AM TO 12:00PM +/-

WHERE: Sun Valley High School

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EVENT CANCELLED: Networking Event April 21th – Sun East FCU

All ABA events are cancelled until further notice.

Join us on Wednesday, April 21, 2020 for a general membership get together at Sun East FCU Aston Branch. The event is open to all Aston Businesses and will begin at 6pm with refreshments and sandwiches.

(Please RSVP using the form on this page so that we can get a head count)

Join us for this ABA Networking event and our first General Membership meeting of the year!
DATE:  April 21, 2020
TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
LOCATION:
Sun East Federal Credit Union
4500 Pennell Rd, Aston, PA 19014

It’s an ABA Networking Event at Sun East Federal Credit Union, in Aston. This will be an open event for member and non-member Aston business owners and representatives. Sun East invites us to enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres and to introduce ourselves to other business members in our community.

Business Card Fishbowl

Don’t forget your business card!!
Drop your card into our business card fishbowl and be included in our door prize drawings

Drawings will be held on site. Must be present to win.

 


Please RSVP below if you plan on attending this event.

 

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