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COVID-19 Resources for Business

COVID Chamber Support

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Claudia Pazmany

Executive Director

(413) 687-9661

John Page

Membership & Marketing Manager

(413) 658-4460

Grants & Financial Resources

Small Business COVID Recovery Grant Program (Amherst)

Small Business COVID Recovery Grant Program (Regional Including Hadley)

Downtown Amherst Foundation

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program

SBA EIDL Application Presentation/Materials

SBA EIDL Application Webinar Recording

Resources and Guidance for Businesses from EOHED & MEMA

Emergency Farm Fund from CISA

Hospitality, Restaurant and Beverage Industry Relief Efforts from Horizon Beverage

MA Restaurant Strong Fund from the Greg Hill Foundation

U.S. Bartenders Guide Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP)

Virtual Tip Jar

Give/Get Help & Resource from the United Way Hampshire County

Update from the Amherst Survival Center

Update from the Food Bank of Western Mass

Response Fund from the Community Foundation of Western MA

Resources for MA Nonprofit from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN)

COVID-19 Job Seeker Services from MassHire Franklin Hampshire

FOR EMPLOYEES: Information on Unemployment and Coronavirus (COVID-19) from EOLWD & DUA

Tax Relief Information from the IRS

WorkShare Program form the EOLWD

Rapid Response Layoff Aversion Program from the EOLWD

Updates on Federal from Congressman McGovern

NEW Resources for Renters and Homeowners from the Department of Housing and Community Development (CHCD)

Message from Division of Banks (DOB) to Financial Institutions Regarding Support for Mortgage Loan Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 Loan Fund Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) - SUSPENDED ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS 3/19

Fast Track Loan Program from Common Capital and Franklin County CDC - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING ACCEPTANCE OF NEW APPLICATIONS 3/26

AARP Community Challenge Grant

LISC Small Business Relief Grants

One Fair Wage Service Worker Emergency Fund

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

WNDB Emergency Fund for Diverse Ceatives in Children’s Publishing

Professional Beauty Association COVID-19 Relief Fund

Mass Cultural Council COVID-19 Resources

Artist Relief Fund


Property and Casualty Insurance Returning to Work Considerations

By John Page | June 10, 2020

Webinar hosted by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce featuring Insurance Counselors Beth Pearson, President Alex Pearson Bennett, Vice President of Pearson Wallace Insurance, LLC and Jon Coppelman, Senior Workers Compensation Specialist of Renaissance Alliance. Web series sponsored by Pearson Wallace Insurance.

The Business of Returning to Work: Reopening With Confidence

By John Page | June 3, 2020

Webinar hosted by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce featuring attorneys from Bacon Wilson on reopening best practices for employers. Sponsored by Pearson Wallace Insurance.

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