++ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Resources ++

The North Baldwin Chamber is continuing our efforts to encourage social distancing to help flatten the curve in our state and community, and are working to help provide creative solutions to help curb the economic impact that will be felt by our local Businesses. This page is dedicated to Business and Community Resources during this time of uncertainty. This page will be updated as information becomes available. We encourage you to visit often, review the information, share the one page info sheets and continue to be a positive light in our community during this time. As always, the North Baldwin Chamber Staff is here to help however we can, we are continuing to work for our community, please reach out if you have any questions or updates to your business operations.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ashley, Marlee and Cameron
 
 


United Bank offering DAILY, 2pm Webinars for Small Businesses Starting April 1st!
On March 31st, the US Treasury released initial guidance in support of the Paycheck Protection Program that is included in the CARES Act signed in to law last week. United Bank, an SBA Preferred lender is offering daily, 2pm, webinars via zoom or call in to help small businesses in our area navigate their options.
Join United Bank daily for updates and resources to help you manage your business during these unprecedented interruptions.
 
 
Join via Zoom! Zoom ID 753345460
Join via Conference Call with any of the numbers below!
1-253-215-8782 | 1-301-715-8592 | 1-346-248-7799


US TREASURY RELEASES INITIAL GUIDANCE IN SUPPORT OF PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM -
On Tuesday, March 31st the US Treasury released initial guidance to SBA Lenders on the Paycheck Protection Program that is included in the CARES Act signed in to law last week.
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.
Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
 
 
 
 



BUSINESSES - LET US HERE FROM YOU!

Please complete the following survey so that we can accurately advertise and promote you within the community in hopes that your business will continue to thrive during the pandemic. Have an update about your business, share it in the survey.

 Thank you for your feedback!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY!

Scroll down for updates, important information and resources!



Small Business Administration // National Disaster Economic Injury Disaster Loan (SBA EIDL) and other Resources:

For a quick fact sheet on the SBA EIDL Program CLICK HERE.

If you are ready to apply, or would like to learn more, visit the US Small Business Administration Website

To go straight to the application (as of 30 March 2020) CLICK HERE.

For SBA Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources CLICK HERE.



Alabama Small Business Development Center (ASBDC)

Click here to visit the ASBDC resource webpage.

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act 

Checklist for managing in times of Financial Difficulty

SBDC Updated info on the SBA EIDL Loan Process (3/30/2020)

***NEW!*** SBDC New Disaster Loan + PPP Application Webinars (April 1st, 2nd & 3rd)



All employers should be implementing strategies to protect their workforce from the Coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations. Download these guides created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which are based on information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to learn more about how employers and employees can prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus. USChamber.com/Coronavirus

US CHAMBER CORONOVIRUS LIVE BLOG

US Chamber Small Business Guide for COVID-19 related assistance programs

US Chamber Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist



Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Includes a toolkit with sample event cancellation and refund policies, suggested internal policies on travel, Coronavirus best practices and interim guidance for employers to plan and respond to COVID-19.

 



ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR UPDATES AND RESOURCES (includes some US Dept of Labor updates):

Alabama Department of Labor COVID-19 Resource Page

Alabama Unemployment Compensation Quick Sheet

File for Unemployment Here

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers (an update from the US Dept of Labor)

NEW U.S. Dept of Labor REQUIRED Poster - The Department of Labor has issued a mandate that this poster is required to be posted (all employers of 500 employees or less) in a common area of your location(s). If you have employees that work from home or remote locations, you may email the poster to them. The deadline to post is April 1st. The poster describes your employee's rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 



MORE RESOURCES, WEBSITES AND PHONE NUMBERS:



          

^ Please click any of the above links to download Social Distancing Guides for 

what you/your business and the community can do during this time ^



Just because you're staying at home, doesn't mean you have to cook!

In an effort to encourage social distancing to help flatten the curve in our state and community, and through creative solutions to help curb the economic impact that will be felt by our local Businesses, the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce has compiled a list of restaurants and eateries in our area and compiled their adjusted hours and operational procedures. On the page linked below you will find restaurants, their contact information, current hours of operation along with services they're offering -- dine-in, carry out, curbside or delivery. 

Social Distance Dining = Takeout, Drive Thru and Delivery = Continued support for Local Business

Visit our Social Distance Dining Page for restaurant information!



***If you were unable to find the answers you are looking for above,

please contact the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce at 251-937-5665.

We are updating the information on this page as quickly as we can, however, we may have missed something.

Please give us a call and we will be happy to help!***