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March 30 Updates, CARES Act, Shelter in Place; SBA emergency funding, City & School info; US Chamber of Commerce & CDC tools for COVID-19 Virus

March 15 @ 8:00 am - May 4 @ 5:00 pm

3.30.20:  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.  We are currently still seeing case numbers rise.  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 through April 13th see Governor Whitmer’s order click here 

Our phones are undergoing forwarding, please email Jackie Lovejoy as of Monday 3.29.  Thank you for your patience while we continue to serve you remotely.  jlovejoy@dearbornareachamber.org

 US Chamber of Commerce Business info & Small Business Guide on the CARES Act

If you have applied for an SBA loan already, do apply federally and your application will coordinated by the SBA

You can apply for Paycheck Protection and EIDL programs

MEDC:  Michigan Small Business Relief Program announced Grant & Loan info

Apply Here for Wayne County Relief

Michigan Small Business Relief Grant up to $10,000

US travel info click here 

Michigan Chamber of Commerce Tool Kit & Unemployment Resources

State of Michigan

 CDC updates


Click here for latest bulletin on forms and applications; Click here for main page, and scroll down for email sign ups!


Local food delivery click here!

Hospitality industry hotel & motel, Auto repair, Home repair — click here 

SBA Disaster Loan Applications are Open

Michigan Exec Orders, Worker & Employer info on Unemployment relief

Human Resources tips from SHRM are here

SBA Tool Kit and Disaster aid to Small Businesses

Local Resources:  City of Dearborn updates   Dearborn Heights updates & City of Taylor updates

THE BRIDGE Michigan non-profit non-partisan Michigan reporting



Food assistance & other resources are available click here and dial 211   while schools serving hot and reduced meals are currently working on plans.


Meal pick up times and locales:



Free meal info for District 7

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



DTE responds with assistance




WOW responds with assistance


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 jlovejoy@dearbornareachamber.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.



March 15 @ 8:00 am
May 4 @ 5:00 pm
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