Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Oct 6, 2020

Legacy Foundation executive Carolyn Saxton's conversation about the recent COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund established to help Gary and East Chicago small business owners returns to "Regionally Speaking" today. Spectacle Entertainment, the owner of the Majestic Star Casino, is teaming up with Habitat For Humanity NWI on another house project in Gary and we get the latest from Dawn Michaels with HFH.
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Today:   We revisit our conversation with Carolyn Saxton of the Legacy Foundation about the initiative that  the Lake County community foundation established with the Knight Foundation, Indiana Black Expo, and the cities of Gary and East Chicago to help small businesses in both cities stay open during the coronavirus pandemic.  The application deadline for the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund ends during the month of October,  We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, and Habitat for Humanity Northwest Indiana executive director Dawn Michaels tells us the latest house under construction in Gary's "Field of Dreams" neighborhood, in the 1700 and 1800 blocks of Adams and Washington Streets, which will give another family an affordable place to live sometime early next year. The owner of Majestic Star Casino, Spectacle Entertainment, is partnering with HFH on this project.  Reporter Michael Puente also spoke to several Latin-x supporters of President Donald Trump, and he offers us that conversation.