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1.22.21 New Health Department orders, US Chamber Guides on new PPP; SBA accepting EIDL loan applications, US Chamber of Commerce & CDC tools
February 23 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
1.22.21: On March 24th, Governor Whitmer ordered Shelter in Place to suppress the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent our state’s health care systems from being overwhelmed. While we continue the process of re-opening, we are providing tools and aid from reliable sources for our members and the public. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, State of Michigan, CDC, our local cities and other trusted organizations links are below. Scroll for local schools, aid, 211 and other resources. The Chamber will be updating this site and social media as we move forward. Click Here for Updates 1.4.20 from Michigan.Gov
US CHAMBER 12.22.20 new PPP guidance is here, and easy to navigate, small business info for 1st time & round two applicants, employee tax credits and more enclosed.
1.22.21 Current Who’s Open Infographics, Guides on “pods” & Social Gatherings click here for more info
While we traverse this pause and cautious reopening, check out our chamber members & join the #PickUpPledge
Small businesses, private non-profits and agricultural businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, can still apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. EIDL is a loan and dollars can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation to health care benefits, rent, utilities and fixed debt payments. Click Here
Paycheck Protection Loans can be forgiven as grants; see these links for all the information on appropriate expenses. If you have received one, do communicate with your bank for their protocols for filing.
Many businesses are finding that the “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a range of business challenges; below are links to current resources:
Our phones are active, please call with any questions, 313.584.6100 while we are working in-house & remotely to serve you! Our team is working with Wayne County, the Michigan Chamber and the US Chamber weekly. We appreciate any feedback you have as we flatten the curve and seek to aid our businesses.
It’s critical to communicate openly with your customers about the status of your operations, what protective measures you’ve implemented, and how they (as customers) will be protected when they visit your business.
The Chamber can assist in delivering your messages, and we have wonderful partners including Downtown Dearborn, Farmers Market and other platforms as well. Utilize us—-Newsbyte and social media are your complimentary benefits! If you have a special offer or discount, new limited menu for the holidays, curb side service, Uber or Grub Hub service added, or just want to communicate with the public special hours, let us know to share the word. The Chamber’s social media platforms enjoy 20,000 – 30,000 views every 20 days!
Always feel free to email or call the chamber at 313.584.6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
o Changing Market Demand – Depending on the incident, there may be access controls or movement restrictions established which can impede your customers from reaching your business. Additionally, there may be public concerns about public exposure to an incident and they may decide not to go to your business out of concern of exposing themselves to greater risk. SBA’s Resources Partners and District Offices have trained experts who can help you craft a plan specific to your situation to help navigate any rapid changes in demand.
PPP update: If you have applied and have a batch #, origination #, confirmation #, DO contact your bank to be resubmitted by them when the next round of funding comes available. Contact the chamber if your bank does not reapply for any reason, we are providing data to the State, US Chamber, and SBA weekly.
Food assistance & other resources are available click here and dial 211 while schools serving hot and reduced meals are currently working on plans.
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