Chamber Updates

 

Chamber Updates

April  3, 2020 Chamber Updates is Sponsored by: 

Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member

  1. METL Webinar with Neil Bradley

Thank you to everyone who joined us Thursday for METL webinar featuring, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce discussed and reviewed the Federal CARES Act and what that could mean for your business through major provisions, implementation, and resources.

For those unable to participate you will find the presentation attached and a recording of the webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMJ_le2hm9I&fbclid=IwAR0_IZLFW_dXkb–HMZdjWeMj8sB1N_cyQm00BJ-JYfdrA3erHP-WnDmg6A

Join us for our next METL Webinar on Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m.  Our presenter will be from the SBA – Webinar with Karl Klein, regional director of the Kansas Small Business Development Center, and Will Katz, director of the KU Small Business Development Center. You must register for this webinar by using the link below.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 7, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Webinar with Karl Klein, regional director of the Kansas Small Business Development Center, and Will Katz, director of the KU Small Business Development Center

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uiaHK5PZRPWCsTvb3gCCSg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  1. SBA Webinar

The SBA also hosted a webinar earlier this week.  You may see the recording of this at: https://www.kansassbdc.net/covid19

  1. Coffee & Conversation

Coffee and Conversation goes Virtual!  Grab your cup of coffee, or tea, and join us on Thursday, April 9th at 9:00 a.m. for a virtual Coffee and Conversation with Lisa Keith, Director of the David Traylor Zoo.  Lisa will give an update on the Oasis Campaign and all things wonderful about the David Traylor Zoo.  Just use the following link to join us.

Topic: Coffee & Conversion with Lisa Keith/David Traylor Zoo

Time: Apr 9, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/776576033

Meeting ID: 776 576 033

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Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acxiSqckPB

  1. Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon,  Grants are being offered  to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until more permanent financing becomes available.

Grant Application: Applications for the 1st round of grants must be completed by April 4th, 11:59 PM ET.  Accepting applications for the 2nd round.

Click the link to apply  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LISCSBGrant

  1. Emporia Presbyterian Manor Donations & Letters

If you are seeking to donate supplies to the Emporia Presbyterian Manor or wondering how you can help, donations of masks and gowns, both homemade and formal PPE are being accepted. A tutorial on how to make these items is shared on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/EmporiaPresbyterianManorPMMA/. Physical drop off has been prohibited. Donations can be sent via the mail, Fed Ex or UPS to 2300 Industrial, Emporia, Ks 66801.

 

Lastly, anyone interested sending letters to for residents and staff letters can be mailed to Jen Moran at 2300 Industrial Rd, Emporia, Ks 66801.

Visit Emporia Presbyterian Manor Facebook page to see  wonderful photos of social distancing and continuing to live the best life at its finest. I am very proud to be able to share these on our page and each photo, video or story truly warms my heart. Our residents are really help us, as staff, understand the value of life, even throughout all of the change, and help inspire us and show us grace daily.

    

Contact Amanda Taylor, Public Relations Coordinator, for more information.
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, 719 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801

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Monday  March 30, 2020 Chamber Updates is Sponsored by: 

Hello Emporia Area Chamber Member

1. Financial Resources for Small Business

The CARES Act has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some—or possibly any—of the loan. We encourage you and your members to utilize the U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist to help answer common questions and navigate the process.

2. METL Zoom

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 31 the METL webinars, a coalition of Chambers of Commerce from Manhattan, Emporia Topeka and Lawrence will begin.  We are excited about our first call this coming Tuesday, March 31st at 11:00 a.m.  The call is limited to 500 so please register today!

Link to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hw1aVG2kTUKKWyzevpFqQw

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Webinar with Sec. David Toland of the Kansas Department of Commerce. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Please join METL – the Manhattan, Emporia, Topeka, and Lawrence Chambers – on a webinar with Sec. David Toland of the Kansas Department of Commerce. Sec. Toland will provide business assistance information relating to the COVID-19 response. Sec. Toland will do a presentation and answer frequently asked questions about business resources. This is the first webinar in series to provide business resources for COVID-19, and events will be held regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am.

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3. Legislative Analysis 

To better understand the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and how it impacts you and your members, we encourage you to review our summary of the final bill which breaks down the final stimulus package and provides analysis for the business community. Links to the final bill text are included in the summary.

Summary of CARES Act; http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20200327/9a/f5/8d/69/bef7a66b3b14b702d9bc9395/Phase_3_Bipart_Summary_-_Revised.pdf

4. Kansas Together

This site is intended to be a one-stop resource for Kansas families and business owners seeking quick access to the information and tools they need to navigate and mitigate the impact of coronavirus in our state. https://www.kansastogether.com/

    

Contact Amanda Taylor, Public Relations Coordinator, for more information.
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, 719 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801

Thank you, EMPORIA GAZETTE & SUTHERLANDS, for sponsoring today’s Chamber Update!

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