LCSC Members Invited to Virtual VASBA Luncheon – May 21, 2020

LCSC members are invited to the Virginia Aerospace Business Association (VASBA) May Virtual Luncheon on Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

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VASBA cannot hold its regular, monthly luncheon so it is holding a virtual talk instead.  The guest speaker is Clayton Turner, Director of NASA Langley Research Center.   Director Turner will share about the current state of things due to COVID-19, returning to work, upcoming NASA milestones, and what Langley is working on.

Information for joining the meeting:

We will be using Microsoft Teams for this event.
Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting

If you don’t have the Microsoft Teams app installed on your computer, when you click the link to join the meeting you will be given the choice to either download the app or join via the web. Please give yourself time to do this before the meeting starts (3-5 minutes).  When you are let into the meeting you will automatically be muted. We also ask that you turn off your video feed to maintain best meeting quality for the group.

What is VASBA?  VASBA is statewide nonprofit trade association representing the aerospace industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Membership includes more than 25 companies, nonprofits, and individuals representing various facets of the industry to advocate for the aerospace industry before federal, state and local policy makers.  VASBA events provide networking opportunities for aerospace industry participants with colleagues, industry leaders and policy makers. Aerospace companies, research labs, academic institutions, individuals and professional service firms are welcome to participate.

We hope you will join us on May 21!

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Hampton Offers Forgivable Loans to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Rob Betts requested that the following Hampton City Council announcement be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

On April 10, 2020 Hampton City Council authorized a forgivable loan assistance program for small Hampton-based businesses. The program is designed to help small businesses adversely impacted by Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to close or significantly limit business operations as outlined in Executive Order 53.

These forgivable loans of up to $10,000 are designed to give Hampton businesses access to needed cash until federal and/or state assistance funds arrive. They will be administered by the Hampton Economic Development Authority (EDA). The loans can be used for payroll expenses, rent or mortgage payments, utility expenses, marketing and other eligible business expenses incurred during normal operations. Loan applications will be accepted until available funds are exhausted or September 30, whichever is earlier.

Information on applying for the Small Business Assistance Program is available now. Please visit our COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program page to learn more and to apply for a loan.

Businesses are also eligible to apply for an extension on local property and business personal property taxes; however, they cannot receive both forms of relief.

Businesses that apply and are accepted will have until August 1, 2020, to pay their personal property, real estate, and business personal property with no interest or penalty fees. Applicants must show they have a demonstrated financial loss or strain directly attributable to COVID-19 and not covered by unemployment and other stimulus programs.

Extension applications must be submitted to the Treasurer’s office by Friday, May 15, 2020. The Treasurer’s Office will notify taxpayers if their application is accepted.

To apply for an extension, go to hampton.gov/treasurer/covidrelief. You can apply online or download a printable form Forms must be mailed (postmarked by May 15) or delivered to the Treasurer’s Office drop box at the Ruppert Sargent Building, 1 Franklin Street. Printed applications will also be available in boxes attached to the doors of that building.

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SBA Federal Contracting Guidance for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

Rob Betts requested that the following Small Business Administration (SBA) announcement be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

The past weeks have been unprecedented as the country comes to grips with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. We recognize that small business owners like you may continue to be impacted by events that lie ahead. SBA is here to support you as best we can. For updated information on guidance and resources available, visit:

SBA.gov/Coronavirus for small businesses impacted by the pandemic
Information on the Paycheck Protection Program

SBA.gov/Disaster for information on SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and the Loan Advance

Coronavirus.gov for current CDC business guidance on planning for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

For additional details and guidance, please download the SBA document below.

SBA Federal Contracting Guidance for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID- 19) 4/1/2020

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ISR Submission Deadline Extended to June 30, 2020

Rob Betts requested that the following announcement be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

The Individual Subcontract Report (ISR) submission deadline for the October 1, 2019-March 31, 2020 reporting period has been extended to June 30, 2020.  Please see the attached SBA notices.  If you have any questions, please contact Rob Betts at (757) 864-6074 or via email at larc-smallbusiness@mail.mail.gov.

SBA ISR Mid-Year Extension to 6/30/2020

SBA ISR Deadline Notice Letter 4/2/2020

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – April 16, 2020

The monthly Langley Contractors Steering Council (LCSC) meeting will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm.  This will be a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams. Use this link to join the Microsoft Teams meeting.

Our Keynote Speaker for the LCSC April 2020 meeting is David LeDoux, Acting Associate Director at NASA Langley Research Center.  He’ll be providing a brief overview of current operations at the Center, and answering questions submitted before the meeting.  Please submit your questions by Wednesday, April 15.

The tentative agenda for this meeting is:

Small Business Update
VASBA Update – Announcement of New Officers for 2020 – 2021:

  • Laura Blumberg, President
  • Melissa Proffitt, Vice President
  • Jonathan Kelly, Secretary
  • Bo Walkley, Treasurer

Keynote Presenter – David LeDoux, Acting Associate Director, NASA Langley Research Center

LCSC April 2020 Flyer Small

LCSC April 2020 Meeting Flyer Small

The LCSC is comprised of on/near site LaRC contractors and civil servant employees and provides timely information and feedback on Center-wide issues and activities of mutual interest.  Additionally, the council acts as a forum for informal communications between LaRC and the local contractor community.  The LCSC meets on the third Thursday of every month.

LCSC April 2016 Meeting Flyer

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