Good afternoon! I have a bit of exciting non-COVID news to share! Effective July 1, 2020, Sole Proprietors are eligible for insurance coverage as a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Previously, only companies with two or more employees were eligible to participate in the coverage. An eligible sole proprietor must meet specific underwriting requirements, work more than 30 hours per week, and certain tax documentation must be included with the application. Quoting begins April 20, 2020, with coverage to begin July 1. As more information becomes available, I will forward it to you via email.

This afternoon, Lt. Governor Husted announced the creation of The Office of Small Business Relief. This newly created agency will help identify resources then offer support for all small businesses. It will be housed within the Development Services Agency. Additional information can be found at businesshelp.ohio.gov

If you are a small business without an online presence, we have a new program for you! During this time, it is vital to catch every available sale. If you aren’t tech-savvy, have no idea where to start, or have never thought of opening an online store, we are here to help you through the process!

Enjoy the sunshine,