Good afternoon.
Before we recap pertinent news from today’s conference, I ask for your help. As you are aware, the ‘Fayette County Focus Forward’ initiative is currently running through June 30, 2020. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these items are returned to our small business members adversely affected by the stay at home order. Many businesses that are eligible to receive these funds have yet to contact the chamber to sign up. It really is that simple! If you meet the criteria listed below, call me and let’s discuss how you can receive these grant dollars.
If you missed the first round of EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) advances and loans, it is not too late to apply. The portal has just been reopened for ALL businesses/industries. Click here to access the application. The terms and rates stay the same for this round. You will receive $1,000 per employee – up to $10,000. Should you need to apply for additional monies, a 30-year loan with a 3.75% interest rate and a one-year deferment will apply.
Today marked the first day that the state had to borrow money to meet unemployment, DeWine said. The state requested $3.1 billion in borrowing authority from the U.S. Department of Labor. Per Governor DeWine, this amount exceeds what the state thinks it will need to pay out benefits.
Additionally, Lt. Governor Husted said The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has identified at least 3,000 cases of fraud and fake unemployment claims during the coronavrirus pandemic. It is important during this time to keep a close check not only on our finances but those of loved ones who may fall prey to the multitude of scams that are circulating.
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.
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Join us as we help Fayette County ‘Focus Forward’
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 30th. 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!