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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 14th, 2021

Aurora’s virtual Business Recognition Awards ceremony will air April 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 13, 2021 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] Aurora’s virtual Business Recognition Awards ceremony will air April 29 AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora in April will honor six outstanding local businesses at its 16th annual Aurora Business Recognition Awards ceremony happening virtually this year. The annual ceremony
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April 12th, 2021

2021 Rock It Sock It Thank You

Over 780 Sock Care Kits and about 3,200 pairs of socks for the Comitis Crisis Center in Aurora. Huge thanks to all that participated this year, including the members of the Havana Business Improvement District, Fitzsimons Credit Union, Auto Mart USA, Sam’s No 3, Bank of the West, First Bank, Havana Auto Parts, Heirlooms Antiques
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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 8th, 2021

Schomp Mazda Moving South on Havana While Building New Dealership

Contact: James Kurtenbach 303.798.1500 [email protected] Schomp Mazda has moved … but it’s only temporary while we build a stunning new dealership on Aurora’s Havana Motor Mile. Until our new, state-of-the-art facility is ready in late 2022, Schomp Mazda is open for business at 505 South Havana Street, across from Schomp Subaru.   Our temporary dealership
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April 8th, 2021

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

UPDATED 4/15/2021 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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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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April 1st, 2021

Business Brief: How special districts are helping small businesses toward recovery

Business Brief: How special districts are helping small businesses toward recovery Ryan Frazier talks with Chance Horiuchi with the On Havana Street Business Improvement District about how special districts are supporting their small businesses. Watch Here Author: 9news.com Published: 7:47 AM MDT March 22, 2021 Updated: 7:48 AM MDT March 22, 2021

April 1st, 2021

Eat Your Way Around the World on South Havana Street

A taiyaki cone at Snowl Cafe. Photo by Sarah Banks EAT AND DRINK Eat Your Way Around the World on South Havana Street Get a taste of the Aurora thoroughfare’s culinary riches using this one-day itinerary. DENISE MICKELSEN AND PATRICIA KAOWTHUMRONG •  MARCH 1, 2021 The 4.3-mile strip along Havana from Aurora’s East Sixth Avenue to East Dartmouth Avenue
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April 1st, 2021

Save the date, summer camp registration opens April 5

April 1, 2021 Photo of summer camps at Senac Nature Center at Aurora Reservoir, circa 2018. Camps for 2021 follow COVID-19 safety protocols.   Save the date, summer camp registration opens April 5 The sweet summertime is approaching and the city has a camp for children of all ages and interests. Training the next Olympic
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March 30th, 2021

Hue’s Your Daddy – Bettola and Cody’s present Rose Month!

Rough Monday? Come explore this refreshing classic and kick off a brighter Spring. Only a few spots left for this evenings class! Hue’s Your Daddy – Rosé All Day $40 per person – 4 different styles of Rosés – charcuterie included Join us either 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, or 4/19 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Join
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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 18th, 2021

Support Small this March 2021 – Asian Eats To Go event on Havana Street

We hope you will join us in supporting Asian businesses at our Asian Eats To Go event on Havana Street! Wed. March 31 | 11:30am-12:30pm Pick Up at Seoul Korean BBQ & Hot Pot 2080 S Havana St, Aurora, CO 80014 For $30, enjoy an Asian-inspired lunch while supporting local Asian business owners On Havana Street! 1) Seoul Korean BBQ & Sushi – One Bento
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March 15th, 2021

Ways to Participate in Celebrating Small Businesses On Havana Street during March 2021

The Mathes Agency: All State Insurance $20 Dae Gee Gift Card Giveaway on social media Giveaway Closed – Winners were Luna M. & Alisa L. — Enter to win The Mathes Agency: All State Insurance $20 Dae Gee Gift Card Giveaway on social media. Two random lucky winners will be selected to win. We love
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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 6th, 2021

Watch the 9NEWS On Havana Street Commercials

March 2nd, 2021

City of Aurora Launches Havana Street Survey on Mobility Recommendations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 2, 2021 Media Contact: Julie Patterson Senior Communications Strategist 303.739.6617 [email protected] City launches Havana Street survey on mobility recommendations AURORA, Colo. – The city of Aurora is encouraging anyone who uses Havana Street to take a survey on recommended strategies and improvements to address mobility needs for pedestrian, bike, transit and automobile
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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 26th, 2021

Chick Fil-a Breakfast On-The-Go at Bella Vita

Thursday, March 4, 2021  8am-11am  FREE Breakfast On-The-Go at Bella Vita Bella Vita Invites On Havana Street businesses and professionals to their Breakfast On-The-GO Event NEXT THURSDAY, MARCH 4TH. 8 AM – 11 AM **as supplies last BELLA VITA SENIOR LIVING:  1470 S HAVANA ST, AURORA, CO 80012  (Near the Gardens On Havana Target & Behind Havana Tower
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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

Schomp Automotive Adds Ford to the Family

 by Schomp Automotive Group Schomp Automotive Blog Post Here There’s a new name and a new look for Mike Naughton Ford, which becomes Schomp Ford, part of the Schomp Automotive Group, on February 1, 2021. “Schomp Automotive is excited to be expanding our footprint on Havana,” said Dealer Principal and CEO Aaron Wallace. “Our experience in Aurora
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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 29th, 2021

ART2C & Art in Public Places Partnership

Art 2C PP for ABC committee 2 2021.CH as of 2 1 2021 Art 2C PP for ABC committee 2 2021.CH as of 2 1 2021 PDF Brochure: Art Exhibits – City of Aurora (auroragov.org) Map: Art in Public Places – Art2C (arcgis.com) City of Aurora Art Exhibits: Website ART2C On Havana Street – Contact: Chance Horiuchi
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January 28th, 2021

Flyers for Distribution of COVID-19 Tips in Different Languages

Arapahoe County Amharic Poster 1 Arapahoe County Amharic Posters-2 Arapahoe County Amharic Posters-3 Arapahoe County Korean Poster 1 Arapahoe County Korean Poster 2 Arapahoe County Korean Poster 3 Arapahoe County Spanish Poster 1 Arapahoe County Spanish Poster 2 Arapahoe County Spanish Poster 3 Arapahoe County Chinese Posters 1 Arapahoe County Chinese Posters 2 Arapahoe County
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January 28th, 2021

On Havana Street Businesses Featured in the 2021 Aurora Guide

The Havana BID partnered with Visit Aurora and highlighted some of our businesses in the corridor in their 2021 Aurora Guide. This guide is used to advertise events to visitors and locals. This guide is the definitive resource and most requested item for the 77.7 million visitors arriving annually to the state and has a year-long distribution
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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 28th, 2021

Keeping you and your neighborhood safe: tips from Aurora Police

Read the article by the City of Aurora Newsletter here While being a victim of crime is still a rare occurrence in Aurora, one of the most frequent questions posed to the Aurora Police Department is what can people do to help minimize the risk. Here are a few safety tips from our police department
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January 27th, 2021

Experience 6 Date Nights On Havana Street

    On Havana Street Date #1: Shop at Colpar’s HobbyTown, experience an  authentic Korean meal and enjoy a local On Havana Street favorite restaurant at Seoul Korean BBQ & Hot Pot. On Havana Street Date #2: Shop for vinyl, vintage fashion and furniture at over 60+ vendors at the Heirloom’s Antiques two-leveled antique mall.
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January 27th, 2021

KUM & GO IS HIRING

About Kum & Go In 1959, William A. Krause and Tony S. Gentle created a convenience store concept where people could buy gas & groceries. But more than that, they pioneered a belief system. Whether it’s keeping the store sparkling clean, treating every customer like a friend, or donating our time and money to great
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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 13th, 2021

Art 2C On Havana 2020-2022

Art Exhibits to Explore in Aurora, CO Art 2C On Havana Through the partnership of On Havana Street and the city of Aurora’s Art in Public Places program we are pleased to present the 10th exhibit of Art 2C On Havana. The full self-guided tour brochure is available for download or to view below. The
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January 12th, 2021

Asian Avenue Lunar New Year Box

Get an Asian Avenue Lunar New Year box for $45 that includes $50 in gift certificates to local Asian businesses plus all the essentials to celebrate lunar new year at home with loved ones!   Decorate your home with Chinese couplets and decorative fireworks. Put the Year of the Ox charm on your keychain, in
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January 12th, 2021

Best of 2020 included many On Havana Street Restaurants

Asian Avenue Magazine featured many of our On Havana Street businesses in their Best of 2020 Awards. Many of our businesses won the Best of categories and honorable mentions. In their December issue, they collected votes from their viewers and determined the best Asian restaurants and businesses this year! They added a few new categories
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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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