Cynthia Ariosta and Carl Dene: The Plight of Small Businesses during COVID 19

Cynthia Ariosta and Carl Dene: The Plight of Small Businesses during COVID 19


Cynthia Ariosta and Carl Dene of the Coalition of Bay Area Restaurants and Wineries discuss the impact of Gov. Newsom’s on again/off again restrictions on small businesses.  The pandemic has hit California hard, especially small businesses and employees of restaurants and wineries.  Cynthia and Carl provide first-hand experience on what they have done to survive the pandemic, the cost of the outside dining restrictions to  their establishments, and what they would do to help small businesses thrive and prosper in the state.

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