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Shop Utah Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
Kerrie Doane
32:46
Can’t hear
Diana Davidson
32:48
Where is link?
Utah Office of Tourism
32:54
I think you have to set your own audio levels
Breck Dockstader
33:04
I also can't hear
Utah Office of Tourism
33:11
The agenda link is at the top of the chat screen
Sara Toliver
33:24
Audio is just fine on my end.
Sara Toliver
33:56
Kelly, not seeing the agenda link. Would it be possible to post one more time?
Crystal Daniels
34:08
also not seeing the link
michele@slara.org
34:17
No link apparent
Utah Office of Tourism
34:34
Agenda - https://travel.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/Shop-in-Utah-Webinar-Agenda.pdf
Paul Larsen, Brigham City
36:09
Can we get copies of the presentation materials?
Utah Office of Tourism
36:53
Presentations will be posted here as wel
Utah Office of Tourism
38:43
The presentations are posted on this page at the bottom: https://travel.utah.gov/events/shop-utah-webinar
Beth Mitchell
42:49
Could you proceed a touch more slowly? Thanks!
Kim Shepherd
45:32
How do you calculate full time employees and over what time period?
Jacklyn Briggs
46:10
Are we going to get links to this presentation so we have all these questions that are required in the application?
Hillary Hahn - UMFA
46:10
If we are a part of the University, well over 500 employees, are we eligible? (I am with UMFA, only ~40 FT employees, but we share a 501c3)
Ric Tanner
46:17
Portal Opening 7/22 or 7/27?
valeriesachs
46:22
We are a dental office can we participate in this program if we offer a financial incentive to our patience?
Teri Whitney
46:26
Even though the application isn't due until 7/27...is it available now? if so where to we get it
Lorrie Doyle
47:01
My business is seasonal and a P & L for that Mar-Jun time period is not reflective of my companies income. How do I show that?
Shane's iPhone
47:16
can you provide a link to where the portal will be located?
Paul Larsen, Brigham City
47:36
Is the webinar being recorded so that those who could not participate today can watch?
Denise Dalton
47:44
Do consumers need to be consumers in Utah?
Whit Ryan
48:20
Can you confirm - XX% discount on a lodging stay?
iPhone
48:35
what with small business where 1 person is the owner and do all the rest of the work. I’m talking for those hair stylists, massage therapist, people In the beauty industry that rent space
Diane Parisi
48:42
Pioneer Theatre Company, like UMFA, is part of the University of Utah. I have the same question as Hillary Hahn.
Margo Provost
49:04
what date is portal available?
Utah Office of Tourism
49:15
The meeting is being recorded and I will post the recording here: https://travel.utah.gov/events/shop-utah-webinar
John Hiskey
49:27
If a business has had a grant approved by a County that used CARES Act does that disqualify them as duplicate use of CARES Act funds?
Owner
49:30
When did you say the online portal to apply will be available? And where can we access that?
Utah Office of Tourism
49:43
If you don't get an answer right now. I will be responding after the meting as well.
Steve
49:52
Are businesses who receive this grant taxed on the grant amount?
Steve Gerritsen
49:55
I have a marketing company with a SMS Text platform based here in Utah. It's perfect for any business or organization. Why are you not using a marketing company from Utah???
Christopher Hagedorn
50:05
Can you explain further - half of the funds go towards a discount. Where can the other half go? Can we use it for marketing of the discount? Also, what if you do not sell enough of the discounts by the end of the year to meet the 50% requirement?
Denise Dalton
50:21
Is the Shop in Utah grant available solely to companies in the travel industry?
Tina Mortensen
50:37
We are a performing arts studio for youth in our community and were hopeful this was something that could help our studio stay up and running. is this an option for something like us?
Brandie Hardman
50:40
Are there any guidelines for discounts? What if we have to refund the voucher to customers if Covid continues until after 2021?
Samuel (Flourish Therapy)
50:42
How can non-profits take advantage of the funds available in the Shop in Utah program?
Lorrie Doyle
50:54
would like to be able to read the answers to multiple questions that have been asked. please let me know how to have access to still seeing the chat. thank you.
twinrocks
51:01
Is it possible to institute a program which tells customers that for every dollar spent we will donate one dollar in grant dollars to a charity? In this case we are a restaurant that would donate to a mission providing services on the Navajo Reservation.
Sara Toliver
51:49
UOT, will you send the responses to these questions to all attendees? I have some of the same ones.
Lorrie Doyle
52:22
Also, have been dealing with back and current taxes that were a huge problem for the past 8 weeks to get some Covid Business help. Have not received any. What was the initial 10K that was offered and can I still apply for that? thx
Bryan's iPad
52:55
Can we start offering an incentive 2 for 1 before we are approved for the grant and then if we get it, use that on the reports of how we spent it. Le Bus is starting Mountain Bike Shuttles Aug 1st and would like to offer 2 for 1 rides
Lorrie Doyle
53:10
Is there a format for people to find the businesses that are offering discounts.....aside from travel.
Allison Lew
53:37
Do these grants only apply to brick and mortar businesses?
Whit Ryan
53:48
Do we need to have our offer before we apply or do we sign up for time with Travel Zoo first?
Kristen Lavelett
54:01
I’ve seen this question asked, but I don’t want us to miss the answer: Are businesses outside of the travel industry eligible for the Shop in Utah grant?
Ric Tanner
54:22
Is a business limited to having a single offer or can more than one be considered?
Christopher Hagedorn
55:00
We have tried to apply for other grant funding and have found that when applications open on a specific date and time, the site crashes. Is that something that is being considered for submitting applications? Thank you.
Rhonda Sideris
55:29
Is the application availiable prior to July 27
M Zoloth
55:55
Same problem, applied for a grant through the state and it crashed in 1 minute
Dane
56:03
https://business.utah.gov/coronavirus/
Steve Gerritsen
57:07
Full transparency question: Did Travel Zoo get grant money from the state of Utah? Why did you choose them over local companies? There's marketing companies in Utah that want to help others here in Utah and didn't get a chance to work with you on this effort that can provide the services you are offering.
Brandie Hardman
57:21
What is the best format to use for the loss reports?
Utah Office of Tourism
57:29
Link to website Kori Ann mentioned: https://business.utah.gov/coronavirus/
Kristin Gardiner
57:32
can we use our current log in (that we used for the rental assistance grant) for this application?
Erin Hernandez
57:58
for the commercial grant assistance program, how do you apply?
Kristin Gardiner
58:30
what documents do we need to show regarding to shop in Utah discount proposal?
DENNIS BUSCH
58:53
Would departments of the U of U be able to apply as an entity? We only have 15 employees in our department. But all departments would share the same 501c3.
Utah Office of Tourism
58:56
Check this site for information on applying for all GOED grants: https://business.utah.gov/coronavirus/
Bryce Zion Inn, and Hatch Station
59:35
Can the safe in Utah money be used for contactless merchant services software?
M Zoloth
59:38
If the plexi glass and other safety items have been purchased can apply for the grant and then provide receipts from the items already purchased
Jess Clifford
01:00:15
how long will the application window be open?
michele@slara.org
01:01:06
501(c)6?
Audrey Holocher, Wasatch Hypnotherapy
01:01:19
for safety, determined remote not in person sessions necessary, still eligible for Shop UT?
iPhone
01:01:40
it will be someone who can help with all questions and help us to go step by step? if so where and how we can contact them
M Zoloth
01:01:47
How would a non-profit offer a discount to people?
Kirsten Park
01:02:04
Can you be clear: Do non-profits WITHIN the U of U qualify (it’s been asked a few times)…. PTC, UMFA, etc. as they receive their non profit status through the U.
twinrocks
01:02:12
Can Safe in Utah funding be used to build a web site which offers online ordering, where such ordering has not been possible in the past?
Kristen Lavelett
01:02:17
Are non-tourism industry business eligible for the Shop In Utah grant?
Erin Hernandez
01:02:25
Do goods and services have to be physically present? i.e. online services?
10805852
01:03:11
How can startups get help
Utah Office of Tourism
01:03:20
These grants we are talking about today are available to all industries
Linda Gillmor
01:03:45
Will this training be available as a YouTube video to share with other small businesses?
Peter O'D
01:03:48
Is it possible to get a copy of the agreement in advance so this can be reviewed and not delay the application process on the morning of application.
Utah Office of Tourism
01:04:16
Yes, this meeting is being recorded and will be made available to all.
M Zoloth
01:04:18
But how would a non-profit offer discounts? My non-profit feeds under-served kids we don't sell anything
Kim Shepherd
01:04:38
Can the same application be used for other Grant programs or do you need to apply for each on individual?
Jess Clifford
01:05:10
Is the money awarded post performance?
Shelice Condie
01:05:13
What does the money have to be spent on for the shop Utah grant
Steve
01:05:43
Will the grant amount be taxed as income?
david.herr
01:06:44
Shop Utah Question......Can a member managed LLC with no employees apply? We subcontract all of our work?
Kirsten Park
01:06:50
So, none of the non-profits within the U of U are eligible. Got it.
Lorrie Doyle
01:06:58
Is the County Cares Grant money gone? I see a problem with applying for this. thank you
valeriesachs
01:07:26
Can a dental office apply for Shop in Utah or only travel related businesses?
linda
01:07:45
are these grands free. I applied to another that said it was a grant but it ended up being a payback and right now i can't afford to have a loan?
Jarett Waite
01:07:50
Do you have to offer discounts through Travel Zoo, or can you offer discounts to walk in customers?
Christopher Hagedorn
01:08:20
Can you explain further - half of the funds go towards a discount. Where can the other half go? Can we use it for marketing of the discount? Also, what if you do not sell enough of the discounts by the end of the year to meet the 50% requirement?
Steve
01:08:23
Do you want the full P/L or only the revenues section?
Lavanya Mahate
01:08:29
Where can we get more info on Safe in Utah PPE grant program? We don't see it under the GOED portal where we applied for COMM Rent.
chris
01:08:34
What if you don't end up using all of the grant money? Do you have to return the unused funds?
Ric Tanner
01:08:39
FTE count as of what date and what is the best form of documentation of our count?
Lorrie Doyle
01:08:45
who can I call for 5 minutes of help on a very specific, only matters to me, question please?
Kim Shepherd
01:08:47
Is the FTE calculations the same for the Com Rent Grant?
Natalie Randall
01:10:24
Is there bandwidth to host smaller regional calls to help businesses with clarification on the process and addressing FAQ'?s
Taylor Audio Visual, Shawn Taylor
01:10:59
what if we have virtually no customers? how would the discount work? We provide concert production. there are virtually no concerts or events...
Phil Twede
01:11:52
Can the grant funds be used for businesses selling to businesses, or does it have to be business to consumer sales?
Mary Ann LeDosquet
01:12:21
Somebody mute Jodi Asay please.
Kaitlin Eskelson
01:12:22
Can everyone please mute your phones?
Diana Davidson
01:12:25
would be helpful at some point to post case studies for a restaurant, for a motel, for a retail store, etc.
Kori Ann Edwards, GOED
01:14:15
The Shop in Utah is available to any industry so it is difficult to say all the discount options that could be available. You know you customers best so we encourage you to be creative in your incentive. We ask for a description of it in the application so be creative!
Kori Ann Edwards, GOED
01:14:40
^your
Steve
01:16:20
Does a company who produces open air free concerts qualify for grant funds?
Jackie Doherty
01:16:38
For Create in Utah, will programming that is offered digitally be eligible for this grant program?
Kori Ann Edwards, GOED
01:17:06
All industries can apply for Shop in Utah. Yes dental offices can apply.
Taylor Audio Visual, Shawn Taylor
01:17:10
good question Steve
Taylor Audio Visual, Shawn Taylor
01:17:43
5 million is a lot. Why such a high threshold?
Jess Clifford
01:17:58
what is the name of this grant again please?
Utah Office of Tourism
01:18:08
Create in Utah
Katherine Potter
01:18:26
https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/uam-covid-19-emergency-funding/
Tina Mortensen
01:18:34
we are a small performing arts studio so create in Utah will not be for us?
Katherine Potter
01:19:06
Division of Arts & Museums Grants Manager, Laurel Cannon Alder, lalder@utah.gov, will be happy to answer any Create in Utah questions.
lstonge
01:19:20
for CREATE... what date can expenses begin to be counted? After contract is signed?
Katherine Potter
01:20:19
Per statute, Create in Utah is only open to cultural organizations with a budget of $5 million or greater. Organizations with smaller budgets may be able to apply to Shop in Utah.
Peter O'D
01:20:21
Are there restrictions on how the Funds from the Culture Grants are spent within the state / with Utah businesses. How will this help the UTAH PROVIDERS. I don't see any trickle down to my thousand of Live Events Industry Association Members. Who have lost 100% of Revenue with no events likely until March 2021.
Melany
01:20:50
Can new companies apply to this care grant?
Jarett Waite
01:21:08
ComRent had been SOOO helpful, thank you so much!
Katherine Potter
01:21:10
Peter, we will be giving priority in the grant process to organizations showcasing and employing Utah artists, creators, and workers.
jlambson
01:21:13
How do we apply for the PPE Grant?
Sara Toliver
01:21:19
Are city arts organizations eligible for Create in Utah? Utilizing the city's budget to meet the budget requirement?
Clever Octopus
01:21:55
Why are businesses who have signed a sublease not eligible for a ComRent Grant?
Steve
01:22:08
Can we have Dane or a representative from GOED discuss the grant programs to a Chamber Luncheon in Vernal either in person or electronically?
Erin Hernandez
01:22:11
Do we need to reapply for the com rent grant if we previously applied but did not receive funds?
Margo Provost
01:22:12
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A GOED ACCOUNT/PASSWORD
Lindsay Garfias
01:22:26
Can we apply for the safe in Utah grant if we are applying for the create in Utah grant?
Katherine Potter
01:22:30
If your company produces open air free concerts, that would be considered a cultural event and would fit into the goals of Create in Utah - however, you would need to make sure you fit with the other grant criteria.
addie
01:23:25
on the com rent could you apply for multiple locations or just one?
Paul Larsen, Brigham City
01:23:29
Can an applicant get both ComRent and Shop In Utah?
Katherine Potter
01:24:02
Jackie, we would need to know more about your digital programming to know if it would be eligible for Create in Utah. As the intention of the legislature was to promote community engagement and tourism, in-person events/activities were considered as the initial focus.
Utah Office of Tourism
01:24:08
rentalgrant@utah.gov
Katherine Potter
01:24:16
Jackie, feel free to email Laurel directly - lalder@utah.gov
Utah Office of Tourism
01:24:22
shopinutah@utah.gov
Jackie Doherty
01:24:25
Thank you, Katherine! Will do.
Utah Office of Tourism
01:24:30
saveinutah@utah.gov
Lavanya Mahate
01:24:37
Does applying once for the COMM Rent qualify us for the two months or do we have to re apply for the second month?
Lisa
01:25:31
is that safeinutah@utah.gov or save??
M Zoloth
01:25:49
There was a $5,00 grant for small businesses but the site crashed in 1 minute then the money was gone. These are amazing but I think harder for non profits to qualify
Utah Office of Tourism
01:25:58
saveinutah@utah.gov
Elaine Gizler
01:26:00
Can event sponsors that canceled their event in Utah apply for any grant funding?
Brandie Hardman
01:26:01
Can the rental assistance program be used for mortgages?
Diana Davidson
01:26:05
Awesome programs! Thank you for developing these so fast!!!
Jess Clifford
01:26:09
can the slide become availbel for download
American Airsoft Factory LLC
01:26:36
https://travel.utah.gov/events/shop-utah-webinar
addie
01:27:27
what programs are startups eligible for?
Utah Office of Tourism
01:27:44
Here are the presentations from today at the bottom of the page: https://travel.utah.gov/events/shop-utah-webinar
linda
01:27:49
i heard the ppp is extended for those that have the ppp. is this correct?
Steve
01:28:22
If I received a Bridge Loan provided by GOED in April 2020 am I disqualified for applying for the Shop In Utah Grant?
lstonge
01:29:00
for CREATE Utah grant... what date are expenses able to be counted towards the Dec 30 deadline? Effective signed contract? Before that?
addie
01:30:31
if you have recieved the Bridge loan are you disqualified from applying for these grants?
CEO
01:32:35
Which program should a Chamber of Commerce apply for?
M Zoloth
01:32:51
Non Profits who don't sell items??
Melva Sine, Utah Restaurant Association
01:32:57
Will the discounts need to be offered through travel zoo?
Melva Sine, Utah Restaurant Association
01:33:18
Thank you!
Owner
01:33:28
Is there a certain percentage of loss that needs to be in order to qualify?
Lisa
01:33:41
Does the Safe In Utah money have to be expended by the end of 2020? Can it be used to fund equipment into 2021?
Dane
01:33:47
There is not a specific amount.
Merrill Matheson
01:33:49
Please clarify again regarding U of U artistic entities, because you said that each entity could apply for the Safe in Utah grant, then you followed that by saying that if entities “role up into one entity,” they should apply together. However, if we apply together (e.g., Pioneer Theater Company, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, etc.) then we would also qualify for the Create in Utah grant with a collective budget over $5 million.
Taylor Audio Visual, Shawn Taylor
01:34:11
do you prioritize these grants based on percent that covid has affected business?
Eagala Admin
01:34:17
What about non-profits
Melva Sine, Utah Restaurant Association
01:34:50
It doesn’t need to be dine in only?
Melva Sine, Utah Restaurant Association
01:35:08
Thanks!
Steve
01:35:11
What is the time frame of approval for the Shop in Utah Grant?
Christopher Hagedorn
01:36:24
Will a business need a Travelzoo account in order to advertise there?
Shaun Wilson
01:36:35
Shop in Utah web address?
Kaitlin Eskelson
01:36:50
Aside from the Travel Zoo program, will there be a list of all discounts available? Consumers may want a list with links so they can understand what is available to purchase.
Samuel (Flourish Therapy)
01:36:59
If a non-profit doesn't offer a service that consumers pay for, how can they offer a discount?
Steve
01:37:07
To confirm, once the grant is approved, the discount must be awarded before Dec. 31st?
monique beeley
01:37:21
Could I offer discounted advertising in my magazine or website?
Michael Chapman
01:37:43
How is the amount of the Shop in Utah Grant determined?
Jim Hook- Bluff
01:37:53
We have almost no business now because no one is traveling. Looks to me that by offering a 50% or so discount we need twice the few guests we are getting now just to break even.
Craig’s iphone
01:38:16
what about discounts administered by third party? as in discounted gift cards sold at Sam’s or Costco
Leandro
01:38:25
Gift Card?
Craig’s iphone
01:38:27
restaurant
M Zoloth
01:39:26
There are non-profit questions
addie
01:39:32
is there any application or a way to contact someone about the Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Program?
Kori Ann Edwards, GOED
01:40:02
Yes gift cards count
Kori Ann Edwards, GOED
01:40:31
With gift cards you have to show the discount / customer incentive
Wendi Hassan
01:40:32
I can't imagine what a scramble this has been for you all to sift through and make available to us so quickly. Can't thank you enough!!
M Zoloth
01:40:33
We provide food to kids, we don't charge them
Audrey Holocher, Wasatch Hypnotherapy
01:40:43
virtual vs brick / mortar - all eligible?
Taylor Audio Visual, Shawn Taylor
01:40:45
so what if a vendor accepts a payment from a create one awardee for a event that will happen before the end ofvthe year (per federal guidelines) and the event cancels does the keep the payment?
Kris
01:41:13
Where will be able to find a replay of this webinar?
Bryce Zion Inn, and Hatch Station
01:41:33
To do the shop in Utah application, do we need to show a screenshot of our discount already active, or do we just describe what we plan on doing?
Peter O'D
01:41:43
How come Loss of Revenue %age AND Legal ability to open under restrictions are not a method or prioritizing. The Event Industry is 95%+ loss in revenue and closed until March but for some reason not prioritized. Vital to Utah Tourism going forward. Can this be addressed.
M Zoloth
01:42:05
can you say the name of that one again
Clever Octopus
01:42:12
Thank you for your diligent work to help us understand the complexities of these grants!
Kori Ann Edwards, GOED
01:42:21
Discount plan needs to be an uploaded file (so a document or a picture could work).
Utah Office of Tourism
01:42:36
Presentations are posted here and the recording will also be posted there when the meeting is over: https://travel.utah.gov/events/shop-utah-webinar
M Zoloth
01:43:08
Can you say the multi cultural grant that will be coming up for non profits that are health and social meeting basic needs
Katherine Potter
01:45:03
Thanks for all the questions! Any other questions, feel free to email me directly at katherinepotter@utah.gov
Leandro
01:45:14
how we are going to proof that we used 50% as discount to our guests / customers?
Kaitlin Eskelson
01:45:18
Aside from the Travel Zoo program, will there be a list of all discounts available? Consumers may want a list with links so they can understand what is available to purchase.
Kori Ann Edwards, GOED
01:45:23
Shop in Utah, Safe in Utah and ComRent applications are on business.utah.gov
Owner
01:45:33
Just wondering if there needs to be a certain percentage of loss to qualify?
Eagala Admin
01:45:37
Will it matter if it is a virtual product like a webinar
Audrey Holocher, Wasatch Hypnotherapy
01:45:38
thanks!
Melva Sine, Utah Restaurant Association
01:45:42
Thank you everyone! Very appreciative of your time and efforts.
Jackie Doherty
01:45:44
Thank you so much, all!
Kori Ann Edwards, GOED
01:45:46
Good luck everyone
addie
01:45:51
what is the timeframe of when events need to be held if awarded the Create in Utah grant
Jarett Waite
01:46:01
This was great, thanks so much!
Lindsay Garfias
01:46:02
Thank you for your hard work
Katherine Potter
01:46:08
Events need to be held by June 30, 2021 for Create in Utah
lstonge
01:46:11
If we have an event for CREATE in Utah....can expenses predate the signed contract in mid August?
Taylor Audio Visual, Shawn Taylor
01:46:16
can events hosted virtual satisfy the event requirements of the grant?
Allen
01:46:27
Thanks for all of your support!
Kelly Stowell’s iPhone
01:46:33
Thanks!!
lcrawford
01:46:39
Can we apply for both Safe in Utah and com.rent?
Lisa Bennion Rasmussen
01:46:49
Thank you for the overview and for launching these opportunities!
Christopher Hagedorn
01:46:52
Thank you!
Sydnie Furton
01:46:52
Great job everyone!
John Hiskey
01:46:54
Thank you!
Merrill Matheson
01:47:08
thank you
CHC ProjeCindy Cromer
01:48:47
Dane-I have a question about the use/abuse of the PPP. If employees stop working, and the employer fires the slacker, then the employer is on the hook for unemployment. The US government did not think through the consequences on human behavior. Is there a resource in the State for advice? cindy