Our Chamber feels now is the time to start the planning process to carefully open commerce back up and allow our local businesses to start to recuperate their recent income losses. This Toolkit will help you navigate the new normal and ensure the safety of our region, providing guidance to safely serve your customers and accommodate your employees.
The information below is from the U.S. Chamber regarding efforts with respect to the federal government's
response to the ongoing outbreak and impact on the business community. Please note the following links:
Small Business Administration Disaster Resources:
- U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program
- SBA Disaster Assistance One-Pager
- SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loans
U.S. Chamber Resources:
- U.S. Chamber Coronavirus Resource Website
- U.S. Chamber Disaster Help Desk
- Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive
If you have questions, concerns or are looking for additional information, please contact the Chamber by phone or email.
During this time it is important to remember small businesses are all being negatively affected because of COVID-19. This is a reminder to support our Chamber member businesses by purchasing gift cards, shopping at their online stores, engaging with their social media pages and ordering food for delivery, takeout or curbside pickup!
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the state is asking businesses to share with them what they are experiencing and how they are handling the crisis.
To assist in these efforts, Chamber members are encouraged to complete this survey.