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May 10th, 2021

COVID-19: ON HAVANA STREET IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS – LIST OF RESTAURANTS & BUSINESS UPDATES

UPDATED 5/10/2021 Below is a list of business open as essential businesses, closures, and other updates for On Havana Street businesses responding to COVID-19 concerns. If you would like your business information to be included below, please email details to [email protected] If you would like to learn how to continue to support the Havana Business
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May 4th, 2021

Shared mobility returning to Aurora with e-scooters starting May 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   Shared mobility returning to Aurora with e-scooters starting May 10   AURORA, Colo. – After a three-year hiatus, shared mobility is coming back to Aurora to provide residents with another mobility choice. The city of Aurora has issued its first electric scooter-share license to
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May 4th, 2021

Aurora honors six outstanding local businesses at annual ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   Aurora honors six outstanding local businesses at annual ceremony   AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora recently honored six outstanding local businesses at its 16th annual Aurora Business Recognition Award ceremony, hosted by the city’s Business Advisory Board. The 2020 awards—delayed due to
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May 4th, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Equity Clinic On Havana Street

Thank you so much to the volunteers and clinical staff for helping On Havana Street and community partners host the largest Covid-19 Vaccine Equity Clinics. We administered over 1800 dosages on April 3, 2021 and May 1, 2021.  Here are some photos from the May 1, 2021 second dose clinic at The Stampede:

April 29th, 2021

Available positions at Kum & Go Store 2312 On Havana St

Kum & Go  Is currently hiring for the following positions   Food Associate-Full-time & Part-time (2 positions available) Graveyard Lead 2-Full-time (1 position available) Sales Associate-Full-time & Part-time-For Graveyard hours (2 positions available) Sales Associate-Part-time (2 positions available)    Please apply online at kumandgo.com/careers  Store number “2312” On 2700 Havana St Aurora CO, 80014     See open positions and job
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April 28th, 2021

Aurora Water – Havana 30″ Water Line Wrap-Up and More

Update from Aurora Water Aurora Water’s contractor will be returning to Havana Street at East 6th Avenue next week to finish   street work. There are five locations where work will occur: 1st Ave to south (SB Havana St) – Asphalt overlay operation over original trench patch. (12′ width) SB Havana St at Hanover – Removing the
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April 27th, 2021

Register Now for New COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Aurora Municipal Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 27, 2021 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Register for new COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Aurora Municipal Center AURORA, Colo. – Following a soft opening weekend targeting primarily government employees, the city of Aurora—in coordination with state and local partners—is opening a COVID-19 vaccine clinic to the public on
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April 21st, 2021

Child Care Assistance Program

Child Care Assistance Program by Arapahoe County The Low-Income Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps eligible families with the costs of child care for children from birth to age 12 while the parents work toward self-sufficiency. Eligibility To qualify for CCAP, parents must meet income limits and be involved in one of the following activities: Working or
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April 21st, 2021

Upcoming City of Aurora Tax and Licensing Classes

Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax  in Spanish Friday, July 09, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mountain https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=300410068   Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax  in  English Friday, July 14, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM Mountain https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=300410065   Aurora Business Licensing & Sales Tax  in Spanish Friday, October 08, 2021 9:00 AM to
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April 21st, 2021

Partners In Energy

  Empowering community energy planning More and more communities are realizing energy planning plays a critical role in helping them reach their goals. Partners in Energy is a program from Xcel Energy that supports the communities we serve by helping them develop and implement these energy plans. Each community has its own unique energy needs
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April 21st, 2021

Restaurant Revitalization Fund/SBA Disaster Relief Webinar with Rep. Jason Crow – 4/20/21

Rep. Jason Crow and the Colorado SBA District Director Francis Padilla helped to answer questions about pandemic related federal assistance available to small businesses. The webinar also shared updates on new programs such as the Restaurant Revitalization Plan, that was created by the American Rescue Plan. Webinar: Small Business Relief  with Rep. Jason Crow and the Colorado SBA
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April 20th, 2021

Effective June 1, 2021, Menstrual Care Products are exempt from City of Aurora sales tax

Good day, Effective June 1, 2021, Menstrual Care Products are exempt from City of Aurora sales tax. Note that this only applies to the city of Aurora’s 3.75 percent sales and use tax and the products are still taxable by the State of Colorado and it’s subdivisions. Retailers should discontinue Aurora sales tax collection on
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April 15th, 2021

COVID & Sports: A Safe Return to Play

Children’s Hospital Colorado is hosting a community talk on “COVID & Sports: A Safe Return to Play” on Tuesday, April 27th from 7-8pm. To Register for the event & to receive zoom link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-sports-a-safe-return-to-play-tickets-150972022383 The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many aspects of our lives, including youth sports. As young athletes return to practice and
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April 14th, 2021

Keeping Kids Active for the Rest of the Pandemic (by Age)

It’s a good bet things will be back to something more like normal before too long ¾ but in the meantime, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact where families can go and what they can do. To help support families during these unpredictable times, the child life specialists at Children’s Colorado compiled their best tips
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April 8th, 2021

6 State Community Vaccination Sites – Get Vaccinated!

Our State Community Vaccination Sites are a pivotal part in delivering the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine to everyone 16 and older. I encourage all Coloradans to sign up to get the vaccine when an appointment is available and help end this pandemic. Sign up links: • Denver: https://covid-19-vaccinations.truecare24.com/colorado…/ • Commerce City, Pueblo, and Colorado Springs: www.centura.org/vaccine
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April 7th, 2021

African Leadership Group Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic – Sign Up for 4/17

REGISTER HERE https://usalg.org/covid-clinic/ After a year of social distancing and isolation, the end of the pandemic is in sight, thanks to the growing availability of highly effective vaccines. For anyone who hasn’t yet been vaccinated, we have some great news: The African Leadership Group and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will host a
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April 5th, 2021

Small Business Relief Fund Grants for Arapahoe County Businesses

Visit Arapahoe County’s website for more details here Business Rent Rescue Program Arapahoe County is administering a Rent Rescue Grant Program to support our small- and medium-sized businesses throughout our communities. If your business is behind on commercial lease payments and has closed its doors or dramatically limited operations due to Public Health Orders related to COVID-19, please review the eligibility
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March 23rd, 2021

Equity Vaccine Clinic on 4/3 at 10-3pm at The Stampede

Saturday, April 3, 2021 10am-3pm STAMPEDE – 2430 S HAVANA ST Dear On Havana Street & Community, The Havana BID and many community partners have been partnering to host equity clinics in our communities. We will be hosting a 1st dose clinic on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at The Stampede from 10-3pm for patients that qualify
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March 13th, 2021

GEICO On Havana Street is HIRING a SALES AGENT

Join the GEICO Aurora, CO Local Office sales team and start building your tomorrow! GEICO has an exciting opportunity for individuals seeking a long-term and rewarding career in insurance! We’re looking for hardworking and dedicated Property & Casualty/Personal Lines Insurance Sales Agents to work our real time, internet generated leads in our GEICO Local Office!
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March 13th, 2021

GEICO On Havana Street is HIRING a Business Development Representative

Are you a mover & shaker? Are you a people person? Are you looking to grow your network and make a positive impact in our local Aurora community? Join the GEICO Aurora, CO Local Office sales team and start building your tomorrow! We’re looking for a hardworking and dedicated Business Development Representative to work and
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March 12th, 2021

Free Legal Clinic – African Leadership Group

Monday, March 15, 2021  4-6pm  FREE ALG advocates on behalf of African immigrants who have become entangled in the United States’ criminal justice system, and who struggle to access fair treatment and adequate representation. We support racial justice and immigration reform by helping to raise funds for quality legal representation and helping community members connect with appropriate
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March 9th, 2021

Community based partnerships address racial inequity in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Asian Avenue Magazine   The United States reached a once-unfathomable milestone on Feb. 22, 2021, surpassing 500,000 confirmed coronavirus-re- lated deaths—more than any other country and higher than even the worst case scenario predictions. US life expectancy saw its biggest drop since World War II, with widening racial disparities. The COVID-19 crisis is hurting all
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March 1st, 2021

1st Covid-19 Community Equity Clinic On Havana Street with Community Partnerships & Non-Profits

Event Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:00 am to 2:00 pm The Stampede at 2430 S. Havana Street (Intersection of Havana St and Parker Rd) First Dose Clinic – 2/27/2021 – 65 and over and other state qualifications Second Dose Clinic –  3/27/2021 – 50 and over and other state qualifications  (See State of Colorado
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March 1st, 2021

WeeWords March 2021 Newsletter

Gear Donation Collection Thanks to you, WeeCycle hasn’t missed a beat. Since the beginning of 2021, an estimated 6,395 children have been served (an average of 795 per week)! Your gear donations have allowed us to continue to support nearly 100 nonprofits and community organizations in Colorado. Since the beginning of the year, they have received over 36,008 baby gear items!!
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February 12th, 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What’s Going On?

Blog Post By Children’s Hospital of Colorado This page was updated Jan. 12, 2021. Due to the nature of the pandemic, recommendations can change quickly. Please follow all health and safety guidelines set by your local public health authorities. Reference the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for ongoing
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February 4th, 2021

Dine Out to Help Out GRANT – Apply Today!

Post Share from the Colorado Restaurant Association HOME DINE OUT SPEAK OUT RESTAURATEUR CENTER OZO GRANT Ozo Grant The Colorado Restaurant Association, Colorado Restaurant Foundation and Planterra Foods are pleased to announce the launch of the OZO Good Relief Worker Fund, a Dine Out to Help Out campaign to help Black-owned businesses and their employees
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February 1st, 2021

City hosting second meeting Feb. 17 for Havana corridor study

Subject: City hosting second meeting Feb. 17 for Havana corridor study ** Meeting will be available in English with interpretation option in Spanish and Korean on Zoom. Visit AuroraGov.org/Havana to pre-register for meeting. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Feb. 1, 2021 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   City hosting second meeting Feb.
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January 28th, 2021

Free COVID Legal Help

The Colorado Restaurant Association has many resources and benefits. Please visit their website at https://www.corestaurant.org/resources/coronavirus-resources to learn more. Denver-based law firm, Messner Reeves, is offering each Colorado restaurant up to four (4) hours of probono legal services to address issues arising from the pandemic. This offer is available to all Colorado-based and Colorado-located restaurants, and the only requirement is that
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January 28th, 2021

Arapahoe County Business Resources

Visit Arapahoe County’s Covid-19 Resource Page Here Many non-critical business can be open under state and local guidelines: Compliance Guidance for Businesses from the State Compliance Guidance and Support for Businesses from Tri-County Health Dept. Compliance Guidance for Restaurants and Food Services from the State Small Business Relief Fund Grant Arapahoe County is administering a Small Business Relief
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January 28th, 2021

City of Aurora Business Resources

Please see the City of Aurora’s Resource website for businesses here. City of Aurora version1 / Residents / Public Safety / Office of Emergency Management / COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources / Business Resources Gov. Polis Issues Executive Order Allowing Businesses to Require Face Coverings for Patrons Tri-County Safer at Home Business Support 720.713.6030 or [email protected] City of Aurora Business Questions on Safer at Home [email protected] or 303.739.7057 (the
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January 14th, 2021

Town Hall on PPP with Senator Michael Bennett and Frances Padilla from the SBA

The African Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event on 1/14/2021 at 4pm about PPP loans.   Please share or attend if you have any questions.    See the AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF COLORADO’S invite below: Please join Senator Michael Bennett and Frances Padilla from the SBA for a Small Business Town hall today
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January 14th, 2021

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines?

Questions about COVID-19 vaccines? Check out town hall and online resources The announcement and rollout of vaccines for COVID-19 have provided hope for the eventual end to the pandemic and the return to greater flexibility for businesses and in-person gatherings, but the effectiveness of the vaccines are dependent upon their widespread use in the population.
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January 12th, 2021

Second Public Meeting for the Havana Street Multi Modal Study – Coming in February

Second Public Meeting Coming in February The city of Aurora invites you to join us for our second public meeting to discuss the study, multimodal strategies and potential improvements along the corridor. Havana Street Corridor Study – Virtual Public Meeting No. 2 When: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Register in advance for
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January 11th, 2021

Arapahoe County provides relief funding for small businesses

FOR RELEASE: JAN. 8, 2021 Contact: Luc Hatlestead Public Information Officer Direct: 303-734-5466; Cell: 720-635-9350 Email: [email protected] MEDIA ADVISORY Communication Services 5334 South Price Street Littleton, Colorado 80120 O 303-795-5467 F 303-734-5470 arapahoegov.com   LITTLETON, CO, Jan. 8, 2020—Applications are now available for direct relief payments to Arapahoe County small businesses that have been affected
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January 7th, 2021

Rental Assistance Program opens for third round of funding

The city of Aurora is making more than $1 million in rental assistance available to help those financially impacted by COVID-19. The Rental Assistance Program began in 2020 after the city heard from residents that lease payments were among their top concerns during the COVID-19 crisis, and the program is now open for its third
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January 7th, 2021

State of Colorado resources to apply for unemployment benefits, need housing, education, or food assistance, or a small business owner hit hard by the pandemic

Whether you’re looking to apply for unemployment benefits, need housing, education, or food assistance, or you’re a small business owner hit hard by the pandemic, here’s a look at some of the resources we’ve put together to help all Coloradans get through this time. 🏠 Rental and mortgage support: https://cdola.colorado.gov/rental-mortgage-assistance 💡 Utilities assistance: https://www.energyoutreach.org/ 💼 Unemployment insurance: https://cdle.colorado.gov/unemployment/faqs
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January 4th, 2021

Arapahoe County to move to Level Orange on Jan. 4

Visit Arapahoe County’s Press Release on News Flash below: December 31, 2020 County now accepting applications for its Five-Star Recovery Partner Program Late Wednesday evening, Governor Polis announced that counties under Level Red restrictions – which currently includes Arapahoe County – will move to Level Orange restrictions beginning Monday, January 4, 2021. Under these restrictions, County residents will be able
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January 4th, 2021

Aurora Restaurant Relief Grant Program Opens Today, Jan. 4

** See attachments for program flyers in Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Amharic, along with English. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Jan. 4, 2020 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   Aurora Restaurant Relief Grant Program opens today, Jan. 4   AURORA, Colo. – To provide economic assistance to Aurora restaurants experiencing financial stress or disrupted
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December 28th, 2020

Aurora offers more grant money for restaurants amid pandemic

By GRANT STRINGER, Staff Writer Sentinel December 28, 2020 AURORA | Aurora restauranteurs can count on another round of emergency grants beginning Jan. 4 when the City of Aurora rolls out a million-dollar program fueled by CARES Act funds. Restaurant owners can begin applying Monday, Jan. 4 at www.auroragov.org/rr. If eligible, business owners can receive up to $10,000 for
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December 22nd, 2020

Aurora Restaurant Relief – APPLY JAN 4, 2021 – UP TO A $10,000 GRANT

Dear On Havana Street & AURORA RESTAURANTS, Please apply for this relief fund on Jan. 4, 2021 if your business has NOT received any relief in the previous City of Aurora relief funding programs (AER I, II, & III). Review the flyers attached. On Jan. 4, 2021 flyers in other languages will be available. If
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December 10th, 2020

Aurora City Council approves cap on third-party delivery fees

City of Aurora Newsletter – This is Aurora An ordinance by the Aurora City Council to put a temporary cap on food delivery fees for third-party companies, with the goal of supporting local restaurants, will go into effect Dec. 16. The measure, sponsored by At Large Council Member Curtis Gardner and approved unanimously by the
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December 8th, 2020

Keep the Happy in Your Holidays: Celebrating the Season During COVID-19

Community spread of the coronavirus has significantly increased in recent weeks, leaving many families wondering what their holiday season will look like this year. Having to cancel traditional plans may cause feelings of sadness and disappointment, so our experts offer advice on how you can help your family cope. Get their tips

December 4th, 2020

Havana Street Corridor Study Charette Update

Narrow Sidewalks on Havana Havana Street is one of the most vital roadways in Aurora. It’s an important commercial, residential and commuter corridor that connects corridor residents and businesses to the surrounding community and other major transportation corridors in the city and region. The city is launching the Havana Street Corridor Study in response to
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November 30th, 2020

Safer at Home Guidance for Businesses By Tri County Health Department

Call for Business Support Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ask your business question or get guidance on requirements by contacting our Business Re-Opening Task Force (Spanish Translation Available). Contact us at [email protected] or 720-713-6030. Business Recovery Webinar Series every Friday at 10 a.m. Join our Business Re-opening Task Force for our weekly webinar series for
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November 30th, 2020

Things to do in Aurora this December by Aurora PROS

YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR DECEMBER FUN By the City of Aurora Parks Recreation and Open Space We want to share with you our next month of festivities and activities happening in our nature centers, pools, recreation centers and virtually! As we continue to provide programming, activities and amenities to our community, we want to reassure
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November 22nd, 2020

CAFE CURB APPEAL: Restaurants serving to-go and deliveries during the virus crisis — NEW LISTINGS

By SENTINEL COLORADO STAFF WRITERS View Full Article Here Hundreds of area restaurants and thousands of jobs are in jeopardy again as the state works to contain a renewed spread of the novel coronavirus. State and local public health experts have once again closed indoor dining in hopes of stemming the spread of the virus.
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November 19th, 2020

New Content Creation Studio offers small businesses access to marketing content tools

To support the marketing efforts of small businesses struggling during COVID-19, the city of Aurora is opening a new Small Business Content Creation Studio—believed to be one of the first of its kind launched by a municipality nationwide. Currently based at The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., the studio is designed to provide Aurora
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November 17th, 2020

Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition by Dec. 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Nov. 17, 2020 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected]   Nominate an outstanding Aurora business for recognition by Dec. 31   AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is accepting nominations from the community until Dec. 31 for its annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards Program, which began in 2005 to
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November 16th, 2020

On Havana Street Retail Leasing – Space Is Limited

Destination for Businesses in the Metro Area: The Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street continues to be a business destination and has remained leased during the pandemic. The District did see about 20 closures or relocations, but a majority of the closures or relocations were released within 3-6 months. In 2008, our properties
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November 15th, 2020

2020 Annual Report for On Havana Street

2020 Havana BID Annual Report 2020 Annual Meeting & Update On Havana Street Presentation 2020 Business Watch Card Watch the Virtual Presentation here

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