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Join us as we help Fayette County ‘Focus Forward’

By COVID-19 Local Updates, News
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.
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!
Julie Bolender

Sole proprietors are now eligible for the SOCA Benefit Plan

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Anthem and SOCA are pleased to announce that the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) Benefit Plan is making room for sole proprietors. Enrollment begins July 1, 2020.

The broker community has already received instructions from Anthem regarding new case submissions and quoting begins April 20, 2020.

An eligible sole proprietor must:

  • Meet underwriting requirements.
  • Work more than 30 hours per week (documentation required).
  • Submit a cover page for Form 1040 with Schedule C or Form 1040 with Schedules F and SE.

This is limited to sole proprietors. Presently this offer is not intended for non-profit organizations with one employee.

Please contact your local Anthem broker with questions.

A letter of good standing with the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce will be required for this benefit. Please call the office if you have further questions.

Local Love

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Shop Local ~ Dine Local ~ Think Local

In an effort to support our local economy today and every day, the Chamber of Commerce is please to announce our newest program, Chamber Bucks!

As a member of the chamber, you have the option to participate in this exciting program! The Chamber Buck is available for purchase directly from our office in increments of $20.00 and purchase is open to the public. Should your business choose to accept Chamber Bucks as a form of payment for goods or services, please contact the office no later than Monday, March 23, 2020 to register for this program. Your business name will be listed on a form given with each Chamber Buck purchased. Once you receive this ‘buck,’ contact the office for reimbursement. You will be reimbursed within 2 business days. You will also be provided signage that states you are a participating business.

It is our hope these Chamber Bucks will be purchased by businesses to be used as employee incentives, by community members for personal gifts – by those that truly want to fortify our local economy and support small business.

Additional rules and information can be found in the graphic below. As always, call the office should you have any questions.

It is time to support each other, lift each other up and #GrowFayco!