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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Nine Businesses Apply for Local Funding Assistance


April 29, 2020

With the onset of the COVID-19 virus and the social distancing limits set, local businesses felt the pinch hard and fast. Businesses that depended on constant foot traffic found themselves questioning their future.

A few weeks ago, Sidney Economic Development Director Melissa Norgard approached the city council about applying LB840 funds to assist businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 virus. The proposal was for limited funds to be available as low-interest and forgivable loans.

The Economic Development Committee met April 24, reviewing nine applications and approving six for recomm...

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