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June 12, 2021

Business Briefs: Grants fund local businesses, lawn mowing app expands to Gilroy

Grants fund local businesses Gilroy businesses struggling during the pandemic have received a funding boost. The City of Gilroy and the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce established a program that allows qualifying businesses operating within city limits to apply for a one-time grant using federal Coronavirus Aid,...

Caldwell’s Comics & Cards opens in downtown Gilroy

In his quest to bring superheroes to downtown Gilroy, David Caldwell got a lift from some everyday heroes. While hanging the awning in front of his new store, Caldwell was approached by a man and his young child, who volunteered to help with the effort....

Property tax relief available for businesses impacted by Covid-19

The Santa Clara County Assessor’s Office is offering temporary property tax relief to businesses affected by Covid-19. “This recession is very different than the 2008 Great Recession when we reduced the property assessments of 136,000 homes,” County Assessor Larry Stone said. “The 2008 Recession was...

Downtown Gilroy yoga studio reopens indoors

A self-proclaimed “cleaning fanatic,” Wendy Mosgrove’s reputation has served her well. Especially now in this era of Covid-19, as the owner of Best Yoga Studios in downtown Gilroy is already ahead of the pack. Mosgrove invested heavily in an HVAC system when she opened the studio...

Christopher Ranch workers get vaccinated

Christopher Ranch employees are receiving their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine March 4-5, and officials plan to vaccinate about 1,000 farmworkers over the two-day clinic. The Gilroy-based company partnered with Santa Clara County Public Health to host the clinic, becoming the next major farmer...

Delivery station breaks ground in San Benito County

Officials are mum on the tenant planned for a large-scale delivery center under construction along San Felipe Road in northern Hollister, but signs point to it being Amazon, the dominant online business and cloud computing company. Grading work recently got underway on the 25.5-acre property...

Jobless claims decline as coronavirus cases ease

By Patricia Cohen, @nytimes New claims for unemployment fell last week, the government reported Thursday, the latest sign that the labor market’s recovery, however slow and unsteady, is continuing. “The numbers look encouraging on the face of it,” said Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford...

Business gives back through community efforts

Always looking for ways to give back to the city they love, Jeff and Barbara Orth of Integrated Financial Benefits have found a way to reach out and help during the pandemic.  When it became apparent that people were going to have a long-term need...

Business grant program now accepting applications

A new grant program to aid businesses struggling during the pandemic is now accepting applications. The City of Gilroy and the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce have established the program that allows qualifying businesses operating within city limits to apply for a one-time grant using federal...

Split commission approves expansion for storage facility

The Gilroy Planning Commission approved an expansion of a storage facility on Murray Avenue, but some commissioners questioned its need and its potential impacts on the neighborhood. On Feb. 4, the commission voted 4-3 to allow Extra Space Storage at 8900 Murray Ave. to construct...