San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Recovering from the Pandemic

SPUR Digital Series


 What: SPUR Digital Series
When: Thursday, May 14th, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Where: Join us Virtually (RSVP via Eventbrite)


This event is exclusively for SPUR business members and is free to attend. Please contact Amanda Fasenmyer, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, at for information on how your organization can get involved and support our work.


 Webinar link will be sent to registered attendees on Wednesday May 13th.


Supporting Business Recovery in Response to COVID-19

Since the first Shelter-in-Place (SIP) orders were issued across 7 Bay Area health jurisdictions on March 16, 2020, many our region’s businesses have closed or dramatically altered or otherwise scaled back their operations. Many small, local-serving businesses have had to close, resulting in them having to make rapid and vexing decisions about how to adjust to being closed.


Professional and technical services companies have been trying to migrate to online environments, but this has not been without cost. And while businesses deemed “essential” have been able to remain open, they have also had to make significant adjustments.


Recognizing the significance of the pandemic’s impact on our region’s businesses, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) worked with cities and chambers of commerce from across the East Bay to learn more about the impacts from the SIP, how different federal, state, and local assistance programs were being tapped, and what resources are most essential to helping businesses reopen and become operational again as a “new normal” sets in.




+ Elizabeth Redman Cleveland, Chief Strategist, Sustainable Growth, Office of Economic Development, City of Berkeley

+ Stephen Baiter, Executive Director, East Bay Economic Development Alliance

+ Zae Perrin, President/CEO, Danville Area Chamber of Commerce


Please email advance questions for the speakers to Henrieta Muradzikwa

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.