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COVID-19 STIMULUS BILL PASSED, PRESIDENT EXPECTED TO SIGN INTO LAW

By Robert Jackson, CPA December 22, 2020 Late last night the Senate overwhelmingly passed the long-awaited Covid-19 stimulus and funding package, preceded by a similar response in the House.  The White House has indicated that the President will sign it. The package, which originally began as a funding bill, provides much needed relief to the …

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SBA Updates Forgiveness Process

December 2, 2020 By Robert Jackson, CPA | COVID-19 Response Team Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the SBA announced to lenders that the PPP Forgiveness Platform, which is available only to lenders, has been updated to include the new Loan Necessity Questionnaires (i.e. for loans of $ 2 million or more) that we discussed in …

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Apple Growth Partners’ Eric Flickinger Receives AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Standing Ovation

Achievement Recognized at the 2020 AICPA FVS Conference AKRON, OH (November 10, 2020) –  The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Standing Ovation Recognition Program has recognized Eric Flickinger, CPA, ABV, as one of 22 outstanding young CPAs in the area of business valuation. Flickinger, along with a select group of CPAs age 40 and younger from …

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New SBA Qualification Questionnaire Requirement for PPP Loans in Excess of $2M

November 3, 2020 By Robert Jackson, CPA | COVID-19 Response Team Last week, the SBA announced that it will be issuing two new questionnaires for those borrowers who, together with their affiliates, received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $ 2,000,000 or greater. The questionnaires are designed to help the SBA determine the extent of loan …

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Main Street Lending Portal Now Open for Loans

November 2, 2020 By Dmitriy Berkovich, CPA | COVID-19 Response Team From the Federal Reserve website: The Federal Reserve Board on Friday adjusted the terms of the Main Street Lending Program in two important ways to better target support to smaller businesses that employ millions of workers and are facing continued revenue shortfalls due to …

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Apple Growth Partners Introduces Initiative to Grow Black-Owned Businesses

CLEVELAND, Ohio – (October 29, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, is proud to announce a new initiative to help grow Black-owned businesses in Northeastern Ohio named IMPACT – Increase Minority Professionals’ Awareness and Create Traction for change. IMPACT’s goal is to increase Black business owners’ financial network while …

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Ohio’s COVID Relief Grant Programs

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 On Friday, October 23, 2020, Governor DeWine and the Ohio Development Services Agency announced two new COVID Relief grant programs for Ohio companies: Small Business Relief Grant Grant summary $10,000 Grant Accepting applications November 2, 2020 Eligible Businesses For-Profit Entity Employs at least 1 and no more than 25 Ohio Employees …

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Apple Growth Partners’ Charitable Giving Fund Awards 12 Grants

October 12, 2020 For the 12th consecutive year, the Apple Growth Partners’ Community Outreach Charitable Giving Fund of Akron Community Foundation has been recognizing local non-profits proving financial literacy education programming in Northeastern Ohio through grants. In 2020, AGP is proud to announce a total of $30,000 has been awarded to the following 12 non-profits …

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