Monthly Archives: March 2020

UDNI Offers Remote Resources for Businesses

Are you prepared to productively work remote without compromising security? As COVID19 continues to shut down businesses, UDNI is ready to assist central Pennsylvania in managing the crisis effectively and efficiently by providing the necessary toolsets to succeed while all onboarding / implementation costs are waived and first 2 months of services are free up [...]

By |2020-03-31T09:33:30-04:00March 31st, 2020|Events|Comments Off on UDNI Offers Remote Resources for Businesses

CARES Act Resources for Small Businesses

March 30, 2020 -- UPDATED: Resources for Small Businesses Applying for SBA Loans in the wake of the sweeping CARES Act, passed March 27, 2020. These benefits are in addition to the previously announced resources.  (FAMILY FIRST Act.)   The legislation is specifically designed to streamline the application process and get relief (funds) to small businesses [...]

By |2020-03-30T17:24:15-04:00March 30th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on CARES Act Resources for Small Businesses

Connecting Laid-Off Workers, Companies with Important Resources

March 27, 2020 -- The Latest from CareerLink: There is an extreme need to connect laid-off workers to the correct resources.  e best way to file a new unemployment claim or to check on an existing claim is on the Unemployment Compensation (UC) website: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx. This site has a significant number of answers to questions about layoffs [...]

By |2020-03-27T13:09:07-04:00March 27th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Connecting Laid-Off Workers, Companies with Important Resources

Working Capital Loans Available for Small Businesses

March 25, 2020: The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) Board of Directors has taken action to make $61 Million available for working capital loans to small businesses. Small businesses are defined as for-profit businesses with fewer than 100 employees (WORLDWIDE) at the time of application. While not specified in the guidelines, the interest rate will [...]

By |2020-03-27T09:28:57-04:00March 25th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Working Capital Loans Available for Small Businesses

NEW: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Info

March 25, 2020 -- Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).   The guidance addresses critical questions such as: How does an employer count its number of employees to determine coverage? How can small businesses obtain [...]

By |2020-03-25T20:09:20-04:00March 25th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on NEW: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Info

SBA Defers Existing Disaster Loans

SBA Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, are now automatic. The changes mean borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have [...]

By |2020-03-25T08:31:50-04:00March 24th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on SBA Defers Existing Disaster Loans

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Announces Emergency COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

March 23 - The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies has announced the establishment of an emergency fund: the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, launched with $200,000 from CFA and Lee Initiatives Health and Wellness Endowment, and actively inviting others to help care for the community at a time when it’s most critical.  The Foundation is working [...]

By |2020-03-26T08:33:16-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Announces Emergency COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Training Tuesdays & Think-Tank Thursdays Offered to Businesses

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a special series of trainings and collaborative sessions for businesses of the Bedford County region.  Training Tuesdays and Think-Tank Thursdays will take place for the next two weeks at 1:00 p.m., giving businesses opportunities to strategize for our post-COVID-19 future and share insights, frustrations, ideas [...]

By |2020-03-23T15:11:54-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Training Tuesdays & Think-Tank Thursdays Offered to Businesses

Can’t Work In Your Business? Then Work ON Your Business

Strategies to Help Your Business in the Wake of Social Distancing The country recommended people stay in their homes; airlines are grounding flights, the state has implemented shutdowns on schools and entire industries.  Your customers are being told to only leave for necessities; your employees are working from home, and you’re looking around an expanse [...]

By |2020-04-28T10:02:32-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Can’t Work In Your Business? Then Work ON Your Business

Notes from the Chamber’s Conference Call with Rep. Jesse Topper

      Notes from the Chamber’s 3.20.20 Conference Call with Rep. Jesse Topper The Legislature has been working to gain clarification on the Governor’s shut down order for non-life-sustaining businesses.  Enforcement is reportedly to begin tonight (3.20.20) at midnight. Available online (Rep. Topper, Chamber & Governor Websites) is the full list of businesses (compiled [...]

By |2020-03-24T09:03:13-04:00March 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Notes from the Chamber’s Conference Call with Rep. Jesse Topper