As our members navigate the challenges that accompany the COVID -19 pandemic, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce has assembled a list of resource materials to help. In such a fluid situation, information can change quickly and we will work to provide updated information. Our offices are closed for the safety of our team, members and guests. Our team is fully functional, working remotely on behalf of our members. Please call 830.997.5000 to speak with a team member, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome New 2020 Members
Fredericksburg Chamber President/CEO Penny C. McBride talks with JD Rose of Informing FBG about the latest developments on business and our community. Penny offered broad overview of business assistance programs, including the small business provisions of the recently passed CARES Act, plus ways you can help local businesses survive economic uncertainty.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses who maintain their payroll during this emergency.
CLICK HERE to view U.S. Chamber's Summary Guide of Care Act.
NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS TOWN HALL
This 58 minute video includes information on waivers to SBA loan programs, an overview of the key provisions of the CARE act and how to evaluate what choices may be best for your small business.
LET'S KEEP WORKING!
BUSINESS EXCHANGE PROGRAM
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to affect our business community, the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce is offering a Business Exchange Program designed to serve as a clearing house for members experiencing staffing changes.
If your business is reducing its labor force due to
COVID-19, please let us know the number of workers impacted and their respective skill set. If your business is in need of additional workers to meet demand increases brought on by COVID-19, please let us know the number of workers needed and the types of positions you are attempting to fill. It is our goal to match that information, whenever possible, to share workers and keep our employees working!
Please email Chamber President Penny C. McBride
or call her at 830.997.5000.
SBA LOAN PROGRAM
Governor Greg Abbott has requested the Economic Injury Disaster Declaration for Texas through the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA has announced that any Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by
COVID-19. To see the Governor’s full press release,
CLICK HERE. Please note that the state-wide declaration allows businesses to make application directly without need for the County application that is usually required in disaster declarations.
CLICK HERE for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Information and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.