Month: April 2020

Updated Guides from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Including OSHA Guidance Summary

Guides and Resources from the U.S. Chamber The U.S. Chamber continues to create, update, and evolve its various guides and resources to continue bringing you and your members the information you need during this difficult time. We encourage you to continue utilizing and sharing the following items as you see fit: NEW! Backgrounder on Health…

Cape Cod Resilience Fund

The Cape Cod Resilience Fund will provide direct grants to small business owners on Cape Cod to offer relief from economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Virtually overnight, many small businesses on Cape Cod have been devastated by the unforeseen and unprecedented impact of this global pandemic. While necessary, strict mandates for business operations…

Massachusetts Reopening Advisory Board

Governor Baker announced yesterday the formation of the Reopening Advisory Board, which will be Co-Chaired by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy. The Board brings public health officials together with leaders from the business community and municipal government from across the Commonwealth. This group is charged with advising the…

JOIN THE TEAM: Disaster Response Jobs at SBA

The SBA is hiring temporary employees at to assist with disaster relief efforts. Many are virtual. Bilingual language skills are a plus: https://www.sba.gov/page/disaster-response-jobs-sba – Call Center Customer Service Representative (CSR) Customer Service Representatives are needed with backgrounds in finance, credit, banking, accounting, and mortgage lending. Students of business/finance may also apply. Strong computer skills are a…

Arts Cape Cod It’s On!

Watch, Like and Share: On Thursday, April 30-Saturday, May 2, we are organizing a virtual arts and music festival,Home Is Where The Art Is, on Facebook and Instagram. Tune in. Start a watch party. Invite your friends to join. Money raised will support the Cape Cod Arts Relief Fund.  Follow AND Like Us: Be connected to the arts…

U.S. Chamber Helps Small Businesses Combat Cyber Threats

A staggering 71% of cybersecurity professionals have seen an increase in cyber activity during the coronavirus pandemic, and small businesses are not immune.  CO—by U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Workshop Wednesday” webinar today to help business owners protect themselves from cyber crimes during this time of increased reliance on technology. In this week’s installment, participants learned…

From AIM: You’ve Been Approved for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan. Now What?

The Paycheck Protection Program, enacted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is an extension of the Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loan program, allowing financial institutions to provide federally backed, forgivable loans to eligible businesses.  The Paycheck Protection Program and loan forgiveness are intended to provide economic relief to small…
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