Good afternoon.
As Ohio continues to reopen and the orders continue to change, I strive to provide the most up to date information for you and your business. Our office continues to receive calls asking for clarification on the various orders. It is a confusing time for us all! If the answers you are seeking are not clear cut, please know that we are asking those questions of our colleagues and officials in Columbus. We understand the confusion, and we are working on getting answers.
As changes are made to the state orders, they are updated on the state coronavirus website. All sector-specific guidelines and reopen dates can be found by clicking this link.
Effective today, any Ohioan who wishes to be tested for the virus is able to receive test. Until this time, all testing was reserved for those at most risk and the those experiencing symptoms. For further information on testing, follow this link.
Lt. Governor Husted reports that for the sixth-straight week, continued unemployment claims are down. This trend is encouraging! If your business is hiring and you would like to advertise your opening on our website, please email julie@fayettecountyohio.com and I will get it added.
Please read below for more information on our small business grants! We hope you will share and support! As always, call the office with any questions or concerns.
Enjoy your evening!
During troubling times, Fayette County comes together. We support, encourage, and believe in each other. Today is no different.
Many of our small businesses have been left behind during this pandemic as they did not meet the criteria for various federal grants and loans. Through the generosity of Tony’s Welding and Fabrication and Quali-Tee Designs, we have begun a small business grant fund. These grants are available to any Fayette County Chamber member with 10 or fewer employees adversely affected by the Stay at Home order.
To further fund the grant, we are offering for sale, several different t-shirts, travel mugs, and even a reusable shopping tote! These items are available for purchase by following THIS LINK. 100% of proceeds will be split evenly amongst the participating members.
To participate and receive grant dollars, we ask the following:
  • You are a member in good standing prior to June 3, 2020
  • Your payroll does not exceed ten individuals
  • Your business was adversely affected by the Stay at Home Order
  • You share our webstore link on your business Facebook page.
Your participation and promotion of this event is vital to its success! Please call the chamber office to convey your wish to participate.It is really that easy!
Our store closes on June 21st. Make sure to order your items before time is up! While you will receive a quality item to enjoy yourself or give as a gift, you will also be lending a hand to our small business members. Let’s show them how much we appreciate what they bring to our community!
If you have any questions or if, as a small business owner, you would like to receive a grant, please give the office a call at 740.335.0761.
Thank you for joining us as we focus on moving Fayette County forward!