Business Resources + Webinars
Check here for the latest resources for Downtown businesses facing economic injury due to COVID-19.
Business Resources in Response to COVID-19
Downtown Lafayette has partnered with One Acadiana, the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, United Way of Acadiana, Lafayette Small Business Development Center, and other economic development partners across the Acadiana Region to produce timely and relevant content for businesses in response to COVID-19.
We aim to continue compiling content through this crisis, so keep checking back for more information.
Information is subject to change as new details become available.
Below are links to recent webinars and associated content:
Louisiana’s Tourism Economy Post-COVID-19 (4/21/20)
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, Ben Berthelot of Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, Randy Daniel of La Pizzeria Lafayette, and Jimmy Thackston of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lafayette discuss COVID-19 impacts to Louisiana’s tourism economy and how tourism and hospitality leaders are thinking about the future.
COVID-19 Issues Facing Landlords & Tenants (4/13/20)
Two DLU member businesses (Jones Walker and Keaty Real Estate) presented a webinar focused on COVID-19 issues facing both landlords and tenants. Attorneys from Jones Walker’s real estate team discussed some of the different issues facing landlords and tenants as a result of COVID-19, including force majeure, rent relief, landlord/tenant conflicts, and more. Following the Jones Walker presentation, Jim Keaty of Keaty Real Estate presented an update on Lafayette’s real estate market as well as some tips and things to look out for.
Managing Your Workforce in Response to COVID-19 – Employment Law Implications (3/31/20)
Cliff LaCour of NeunerPate presented a summary of the employment law implications of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other COVID-19 related federal legislation, including paid sick leave and family and medical leave requirements.
COVID-19 Assistance for Self-Employed Individuals and Others (3/31/20)
Susheel Kumar of the Small Business Administration presented an overview of federal assistance available to sole proprietors, individual contractors, and other self-employed individuals as a result of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Federal Response and What it Means for Small Businesses (3/27/20)
Emily Bacque and Hunter Hall from The Picard Group joined business resources partners to present a high-level federal policy update on action by Congress in response to COVID-19, including the recently negotiated stimulus package.
Acadiana Business Resources Webinar (3/24/20)
Watch a two-part webinar – part one covered SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and part two covered how to pivot a small business to go digital in response to COVID-19.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
This document from Sen. Bill Cassidy’s office provides a high-level summary of the individual, workforce, small business, revenue, and education provisions contained within H.R. 748, which passed the Senate on Wednesday, March 25th.