May 29th COVID 19: Retail & PPP updates: New MEDC funding, Reopening safely documents, Wayne County Relief, CARES Act, MEDC, City & School info; US Chamber of Commerce & CDC tools for COVID-19 Virus
June 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
5.28.2020: 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. The executive order is extended to June 12th with some restrictions lifting for certain industries and areas of Michigan, to coincide with cautious reopening of the economy. While essential business needs to continue, 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. The Chamber will be updating this site and social media as we move forward; see Governor Whitmer’s order click here
Our phones are active, please call with any questions, 313.584.6100 while we are working 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 reopen!
4.24.20 If you have not applied we expect PPP to re-open Monday at 10:30 am; apply and get in the queue even if dollars run short, the queue feeds future funding
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.
4.24.2020 Apply Here for Wayne County Small Business Relief Loans, only $3 million of $14 million accessed!
Local food delivery click here! Keep your strength up & fuel your efforts as we move through this process!
Food assistance & other resources are available click here and dial 211 while schools serving hot and reduced meals are currently working on plans.
Crestwood District Meal info click here Westwood Schools Meal info & Taylor Schools Info
Free Hot Spots, pausing data limits, & no service interruptions or late fees: read here
Brief info from the SBA; do explore all sites for information:
o Marketing – 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. Promotions may also help incentivize customers who may be reluctant to patronize 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 benefits. If you have a special offer or discount, new limited menu for the next two weeks, If it’s 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.
Always feel free to email or call the chamber at 313.584.6100 or email@example.com
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.