CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Grillo's Pickles

If you haven't been to the Grillo's Pickles website, you should. There, you'll find the fantastic story of how this company began. We've copied part of it here to save you a click.

Grillo's Pickles began with a pickle cart, just a small wooden stand in downtown Boston, where Travis Grillo and his friends would sell two spears for one dollar. Travis would make the pickles by night using his family's 100-year old recipe - one he'd memorized from making pickles every summer as a kid. In the morning, Travis would bike to the Boston Common and set up the cart with his buddies. They'd hang out all day, urging people to try the simple Grillo family pickle. It was a small business but Travis worked hard for it. He made more pickles, biked more miles, and slept less hours than he ever had before.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born.
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Fred and Danny Magnanimi grew up watching their father create beautiful, handcrafted jewelry in the family's Cranston, RI jewelry manufacturing business. When the boys grew up, Fred moved to New York and began working on Wall Street as an investment banker, while younger brother Danny, still enamored by the family business, stayed home. Increased competition from overseas businesses created significant challenges for the business, but Danny was confident he could find a way for the family business to evolve and thrive. This was his mission, this was his passion.
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        New PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs Released

        On August 4, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and the Department of the Treasury released long-awaited FAQs providing guidance to both lenders and borrowers on Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness. Section 1106 of the CARES Act, as amended by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, together with subsequent Interim Final Rules published by the SBA, set forth the expenses for which businesses were permitted to use their PPP loan proceeds along with other requirements in order to be eligible for loan forgiveness. The 23 FAQs covered in this release provide additional color around the forgiveness calculations and process and are divided into 4 topic areas:

        • General loan forgiveness – provides some detail around the forgiveness application and process;
        • Payroll costs – answers and provides some examples in determining and calculating those payroll costs and time periods includable in the payroll costs eligible for forgiveness;
        • Non-payroll costs -answers and provides some examples in determining and calculating other forgiveness-eligible operating costs for PPP loan proceeds not required to be used for payroll expenses; and
        • Loan forgiveness reductions – provides illustrations of how the amount of PPP loan proceeds eligible for forgiveness may be reduced when employee headcount or employees’ salaries or hourly wages decline during the applicable calculation period.
        The SBA’s PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs can be viewed here:

        Partridge Snow & Hahn’s COVID-19 Advisory Group is ready to answer questions regarding PPP loan forgiveness and the newly released FAQs. For additional information and resources visit the firm’s COVID-19 Advisory Group page.

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