Governor Northam Invites Small Businesses and Nonprofits to Apply for Up to $100,000 from Rebuild VA Grant Fund

Program allotted additional $30 million, eligibility expanded RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Rebuild VA, a grant program to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, will expand eligibility criteria and …

Richmond’s acclaimed craft brewing industry seeks to right ship after struggling through worst of pandemic (via Zach Joachim @ Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“Chaotic,” “agonizing,” “devastating,” a “roller coaster,” a “free fall” — these are the descriptors the people behind Richmond-area breweries use to depict the adverse effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on the region’s acclaimed craft …

Virginia Department of Health wants to hire around 100 workers to enforce COVID-19 guidelines (via Johanna Alonso @ Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Having received upward of 23,500 complaints about businesses failing to comply with Gov. Ralph Northam’s coronavirus regulations, the Virginia Department of Health wants 100 temporary workers to help respond. The agency is submitting a $6 …

29 business trade associations ask Gov. Northam for more transparency, ‘democratic process’ in reopening (via WAVY-TV)

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — A group of 29 business trade associations in the state are petitioning Gov. Ralph Northam to include more “transparency and democratic processes” in his decisions to reopen the state in phases. …

Kegs are going bad as coronavirus keeps restaurants closed. Boston Beer has a solution (via Amelia Lucas @ CNBC)

As bars and restaurants remain shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Boston Beer is turning millions of dollars of expired beer into ethanol to recoup some of its lost sales. Beer sales rose 11.6% in the week …