Information Hotline: 270-393-4116
SBA Opens Second Office in Bowling Green, Begins Community Canvass
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Small Business Administration will begin a pilot program here Wednesday, the Whole Community Outreach in which SBA representatives will work to make face-to-face contact with business owners affected by the Dec. 10 tornadoes.
A small percentage of business owners here have applied for assistance through SBA. SBA wants to educate businesses on the low-interest loans available to business owners and identify any impediments to that federal assistance.
SBA representatives will be in Bowling Green through April 29 to help business owners submit loan applications, answer questions about their applications, and provide other assistance to help businesses recover from the storm damage.
SBA has set up an additional temporary office in the second floor conference room of the Kummer/Little Recreation Center. Hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through April 29. Another SBA Business Recovery Center in Bowling Green remains in operation at the Western Kentucky University Center for Research and Development, 2413 Nashville Road.
IMPORTANT FOR REPAIRS
Be sure to use ONLY contractors licensed by our local Contractors Licensing Board. Licensed contractors are required to be insured and the Contractors Licensing Board can help mitigate any issues that you may have with quality, standards, etc.
Following a disaster, unscrupulous or fraudulent people will seek to take advantage of the situation. All licensed contractors receive an official certificate on yellow paper with unique license and contractor numbers. To verify their information, search their database at bgky.org/contractorslicensing or call 270-781-3135. If a number can’t be verified, it could be invalid. For more information, email email@example.com
- Be aware of price gouging and people pretending to be contractors or saying they were sent by a company and they were not.
- Kentuckians can report price gouging by calling 888-432-9257 or by visiting ag.ky.gov/pricegouging
- To see if a contractor is board-certified check: bgky.org/contractorslicensing/contractors
- FEMA Fraud number: 866-720-5721
Operation PRIDE’S BG Strong Tornado Recovery Fund
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We Are BG Strong shirts, produced locally, are available here:
Proceeds from shirt sales will go directly to those affected by the tornado.