“Weddings can wait, but marriage can’t wait for a lot of people,” said Long Beach wedding planner Megan Papageorge.
The lockdown has underscored the divide between businesses who have built a strong online presence and those who haven’t.
Salons in California are likely months away from reopening legally. For owners and workers, this means a total loss of income, with no end in sight.
Starting next Wednesday, Delta Air Lines will temporarily suspend flights to 10 airports nationwide, including Long Beach, until September.
An economic advisory panel convened by the city says parts of Long Beach’s coastline should reopen almost immediately and a return to in-person service at restaurants could be just weeks away.
Independent hotels have become symbols of Downtown Long Beach’s transformation. Now, they’re facing their biggest challenge in recent history.
Dr. David Godot offers a weekly support group aimed at helping small business owners process the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
The cannabis industry has seen increased sales since March. But the coronavirus lockdown is stunting the growth of new businesses entering the market.
The new Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion is allocating funds to support food security, digital inclusion, small businesses and housing security.