++ 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
 
 


North Baldwin Chamber Foundation Launches
Small Business Relief Fund
“The Chamber Foundation is proud to be a part of the Small Business Relief Fund. Small business are the lifeblood of our community and this pandemic has paralyzed many, if not most, of them. This fund will help local businesses that have served us for years weather this storm,” said Chris Yokley, Chairman for the Chamber Foundation Board of Directors.

CLICK HERE to view full Press Release

CLICK HERE to donate to the Small Business Relief Fund

CLICK HERE for more information on the fund and how to apply



 

EIDLs vs PPP - Which Small Business Loan is right for your business?

Whether it is Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the SBA or the Paycheck Protection Program Loan through your local lender, there are questions you have and information to consider when it comes to making the right decision for your business. The North Baldwin Chamber highly encourages our small businesses to explore the following resources and then work with your local lender and accountant to make the best decision for your business.

CLICK HERE to view an infographic breakdown, side by side of the EIDL and PPP programs

US Chamber's Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan

US Chamber's Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Check List to Payroll Protection Program 

So Many Decisions, So Little Time: Are Forgivable SBA Loans the Best Option for My Business?

***Scroll down for additional information directly from the SBA, SBDC, US Treasury and more regarding programs available to small business through the CARES Act***



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

Link to United Bank Small Business Resource Power Point April 1st



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)

ASBDC.org || Resources for your business on demand

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! 4/2/2020 US Chamber's Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan

NEW! 4/2/2020 US Chamber's Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

NEW! 4/2/2020 Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Check List to Payroll Protection Program

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



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!***

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.