Everywhere we turn, it seems like restaurants are struggling to find employees. We are hearing stories of having to reduce hours, postpone openings, closing on days they don't have enough employees to run the business, etc.
John Skurla turns 90 May 13th! So I am writing this blog to honor my dad and the legacy he created for me, the Skurla's family, and his family and network of friends and business associates.
In an effort to help the restaurant industry, the Retail Solutions Provider Association, has produced a webinar and distributed the related PowerPoint slides to help with understanding and applying for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants. (Yes, this is a grant, and those that are eligible should apply.)
(Please note: this is a rapidly evolving program - please check the SBA website frequently for updates!)
We know that you have a million things on your minds right now, so we want to help you and your business with this process.
In this post, we wanted to share the link to the reporting form, as many of you have had questions:
Below is the information we have shared before.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) will offer $28.6 billion in grants to hard-hit restaurants and bars, with restaurants able to apply for grants based on lost revenue.
Many indicators point to a busy tourism season this summer. After the pandemic, there is a lot of pent up demand for people to get out and see our great state! (Yes, tourism is a season in Alaska, just like breakup is a season.)
Payments are always a hot topic, especially trends in mobile payments. So, we wanted to share some highlights from an article published by RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association), written by Mark Bunney, Sales & Marketing Leader at Ingenico:
We have heard from suppliers that an increase in paper prices is forthcoming and wanted to give you a heads-up.
"During the past few weeks, all major Mills that supply thermal and other paper grades to the North American market have announced price increases ranging from 8% to 15% depending on the grade and weight of the paper."
Proactively, we have brought in extra stock before the price increase goes into effect.
So if you want to stock up on a few boxes to save money, please contact us to place an order.