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. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have applied for an SBA loan already, do apply federally and your application will coordinated by the SBA
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.