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First Friday block party

Main Street merchants are kicking off summer with their monthly block party celebration on June 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This First Friday kicks off the merchants’ plans for a full summer of events and fun. They hope everyone will join them this Friday to get together with friends and family to enjoy the cool nights that have made our town an attraction for Valley visitors providing much-needed relief from the heat.

Shuttle available

Main Street shuttle will be available. Park in the Community Presbyterian Church parking lot and hop on the Main Street bus. The bus will be traveling the whole length of Main Street and makes several stops for your convenience.

The First Friday on Main Street Block Party will be held rain or shine and is presented by the Payson Main Street Merchants Guild along with the Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation.

Gila Community College seminar

Gila Community College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a seminar for business owners and managers entitled “Managing Your Business in a Time of Adversity.”

The seminar will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 16 at 201 N. Mud Springs Road, room 301, and will be broadcasted to Globe and San Carlos campuses.

Speaker Stephen Hale of the SBDC Show Low office will discuss various topics including:

• What’s in the stimulus law for small-business owners?

• Managing your business debt.

• Requesting a loan modification from your lender.

• Requesting an adjustment of your existing loan terms or conditions.

• Accessing new credit or renewing a line of credit.

• Requesting the lender release some collateral for other purposes.

• What happens if I default on the loan?

• What happens during “sale of assets”?

• What should I do if we must close our business?

To reserve a seat for this free seminar, call Ron Nielsen at the GCC SBDC office at (928) 468-8039 ext. 27 or (877) 224-7232 ext. 27.

QuickBooks class

This course takes students through the features of current QuickBooks to develop an introductory skill level for personal and vocational use.

The class is taught by Jacque LeSueur, and is offered over two Saturdays, June 13 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

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