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ForwardRVA helping Richmond region small businesses with reopening process

Posted at 12:22 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 12:33:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- More help is on the way for small businesses in the Richmond region that have reopened or are preparing to do so.

Richmond region business, community, and governmental leaders have formed ForwardRVA, a coalition focused on supporting businesses in reopening and operating safely.

ForwardRVA will provide free Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) starter toolkits for RVA’s small, local, retail, and restaurant businesses with 25 or fewer employees.

The kits will include face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, “We’re Open” signage, and important safety information.

Small business owners must register in advance for the toolkits and select their pickup location.

The kits will be available for pickup at several locations on Wednesday, May 27th and Thursday, May 28th, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Locations include:
• Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen
• Virginia Center Commons (Food Court), 10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen
• Richmond Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond
• Arthur Ashe Center, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond
• Southside Community Center, 6255 Old Warwick Road, Richmond
• John Tyler Community College – Midlothian (Administration Building), 800 Charter Colony
Parkway, Midlothian
• John Tyler Community College – Chester, 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester
• Southpark Mall (former Sears), 230 Southpark Circle, Colonial Heights