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  • January 8: SBA Updates on Disaster Loan Funding
    Join the Missouri SBDC and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) during this one-hour webinar designed for small business owners to provide the latest updates on Disaster Loan Programs, including EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) and PPP (Paycheck Protection Program).
  • Women in Business: Take a 5-Minute Survey
    Share your insights and feedback on the seminars, program and focus of the Women in Business Group.
  • February 3: True Colors Seminar
    Learn how to work more effectively and productively through better understanding of personality types. Features guest speaker Dewey Thompson, Director of the Missouri Training Institute and True Colors certified instructor.
I hope you enjoyed your holiday time and are staying healthy! 😊
Karen Leatherman
Business Development Specialist
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri SBDC COVID-19 business resources
Please share the updated information below with your clients and area small businesses on the loan funds available for small businesses through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 573-265-2993, ext. 114 or by email at
Maria Bancroft
Business Loan Specialist
Meramec Regional Planning Commission/
Meramec Regional Development Corporation

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Address: 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO 65559
Office: 573.265.2993, ext. 114
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SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through Dec. 31, 2021


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021.
The deadline extension comes as a result of the recent bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and enacted by President Trump on Dec. 27, 2020.
To date, the SBA has approved $197 billion in low-interest loans which provides working capital funds to small businesses, non-profits and agricultural businesses to make it through this challenging time.
“Following the President’s declaration of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the SBA has approved over 3.6 million loans through our Economic Injury Disaster Loan program nationwide,” Administrator Jovita Carranza said. “The EIDL program has assisted millions of small businesses, including non-profit organizations, sole proprietors and independent contractors, from a wide array of industries and business sectors, to survive this very difficult economic environment.”
EIDL loan applications will continue to be accepted through December 2021, pending the availability of funds. Loans are offered at very affordable terms, with a 3.75% interest rate for small businesses and 2.75% interest rate for nonprofit organizations, a 30-year maturity, and an automatic deferment of one year before monthly payments begin. Eligible small businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to apply to get the resources they need.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit
We are now conducting Covid-19 testing at the Towne Pharmacy. We have the rapid test giving us the results in 10 minutes! Making it a great resource for employers and their staff so they know if they can get back to work or not. The test is $75 and unfortunately we cannot bill insurance for it. Also, testing is by appointment only and is only being conducted at Towne Pharmacy. Anyone interested can call 573-885-7212 to make an appointment or to ask any questions.
Todd Kurzenberger
Director of Sales & Marketing
330 N. Franklin
Cuba, MO 65453
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