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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 |2020-03-25T12:16:55-04:00March 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

NEW UPDATE: Business Shutdown – Additional Info & Resources

Please be advised: The list of "non-life-sustaining" businesses has been updated.   Also, due to the high volume of waiver requests, the Wolf Administration is delaying enforcement of Governor Wolf’s order and the Secretary of Health’s order that all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement [...]

By |2020-03-21T08:39:09-04:00March 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on NEW UPDATE: Business Shutdown – Additional Info & Resources

Unemployment Compensation Webinar for the Hospitality Industry

Thank you to John Carlin for sharing this information from PRLA.   While the info is geared toward the hospitality industry, other businesses may find useful information as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XJ_KrxyA7A&feature=youtu.be

By |2020-03-20T20:12:00-04:00March 20th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Unemployment Compensation Webinar for the Hospitality Industry

Business Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

Please be aware:  We are in contact with officials on many levels of government daily, and will aspire to provide our members and the business community of the Bedford County region with as much information as possible. The Chamber will update our website as we have new information and resources to share.  Please also follow [...]

By |2020-03-24T09:04:17-04:00March 19th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on Business Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

Disaster Declaration for PA Paves Way for Small Business Loans

Please be advised: the SBA has issued a disaster declaration for the state of PA. Businesses should visit:  http://sba.gov/disaster to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). March 19, 2020 - 4:15 p.m. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to [...]

By |2020-03-20T14:20:20-04:00March 19th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Disaster Declaration for PA Paves Way for Small Business Loans

Employer Unemployment Information and FAQ

Relief from Charges Requested Labor & Industry is proposing to the legislature a change in the law to specifically allow relief to be granted for employers who have to reduce or close operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For more information or additional questions please visit the following link:  https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Employer-COVID19-FAQs.aspx   McQuaide Blasko Attorneys at [...]

By |2020-03-20T20:17:33-04:00March 19th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on Employer Unemployment Information and FAQ

COVID-19 Community Information

This link will be updated as we receive info from the community.  Feel free to check  back/refresh often for the latest info we receive.  If you would like to add something to this news feed, contact Kellie Goodman Shaffer at 814-623-2233, 814-937-8049 or via email. Faith Community Notices: The Community Lenten Luncheons have been put [...]

By |2020-03-19T11:42:28-04:00March 18th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on COVID-19 Community Information

COVID-19 Update: Chamber & Community Updates

This link will be updated as we receive info from government entities, the PA Chamber, US Chamber, White House, state and federal agencies and resources, as well as the community.  Feel free to check  back/refresh often for the latest info. Links to Important Websites with COVID-19 Information: Center for Disease Control (CDC) Resources HealthPA.gov DCED [...]

By |2020-03-19T11:38:42-04:00March 18th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on COVID-19 Update: Chamber & Community Updates