City Offers New Parking Pass Option

City Offers New Parking Pass Option
Parking Services is now offering Transferable Yearly Decals at $300.00 each. These decals can be used in multiple vehicles, one car at a time, and must be displayed on the dashboard. These may be purchased at City Hall with a valid driver’s license.  Once purchased they may be picked up the next business day.  Please call Parking Services at 912-472-5101 or visit the website for more information. The two-day parking pass has been eliminated. Please download the parking app for an easy way to pay for daily parking.
Free Mask Supply Available for Businesses
To protect the safety of residents and visitors at this time, City of Tybee Island will provide a free supply of disposable safety masks to local businesses for distribution to customers. Masks are provided on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Each business can receive up to 100 masks. Mask wearing is not required on Tybee Island, but is strongly encouraged. Wearing a mask can significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission.

Tybee Island business licenses and short term vacation rental (STVR) renewals are due August 1. The grace period will expire on this day and late penalties will resume at this time. Renew at City Hall or call 912-472-5072.
National Main Street Offers Business Grants 
The National Main Street Center has launched the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts nationwide as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country. Applications are now open. They will continue to be accepted until 11:59pm PT Sunday, August 23 or until 500 applications have been submitted, whichever is sooner.

In partnership with The Hartford, the grant program will fund solutions that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts. A minimum of 50 percent of grants will benefit diverse-owned businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration as minority, woman, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQ-owned.

Learn more about small business eligibility requirements and eligible grant expenses on their website. Please contact with any questions.

AMEX Encourages Shoppers to Shop Small
American Express is known for it’s annual Small Business Saturday campaign in November as a way to support local small businesses. They have expanded their “shop small” mission to include a summer promotion encouraging shoppers to support small, local merchants.  The promotion is designed to assist local businesses suffering financially from COVID-19 shutdowns.

American Express Card Members can get $5 back in the form of a statement credit after they spend $10 or more at eligible small businesses – in stores and online – up to 10x* after they enroll on by 8/23/20.

One Month Left to Get and Redeem Sand Dollars

Spend $25 at these participating stores and earn $5 gift certificates also known as Sand Dollars until August 31 or while supplies last.

Tybee Cottage Art GallerySeaside SistersRachel Vogel DesignsThe Irritable Pelican Art GalleryInferno TybeeBeachview Java & JuiceKelly and Company-Essential OilsThe Sand BarHuc A PoosGranny FloundersBeach Bum BoutiqueThe Misty Marsh Shoppe, Tybee Island, GAShell Art Gift ShopKelly Tours (Tybee Shuttle)The Deck Beach Bar & KitchenT.S. Chus Department Store Savannah Praline Company

Businesses, join our Sand Dollars Program.

August 19 – Main Street Meeting
August 17 – Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

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