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8.24.20 SBA accepting new EIDL loan apps; Cities & school info; US Chamber of Commerce & CDC tools for COVID-19 Virus
September 4 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
8.24.20: The SBA announced today the reopening of their EIDL program. Below you will find information on the the changing landscape of loans and grants, other funding and Covid updates. Please review this page as we update regularly.
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 July 16th with some restrictions lifting for certain industries and areas of Michigan, to coincide with cautious reopening of the economy. 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. The Chamber will be updating this site and social media as we move forward; see the most current update of Governor Whitmer’s orders click here
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 proceeds 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
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:
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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.
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.