Events

Golf, Private Campgrounds, Marinas Open May 1st

Pennsylvania's golf courses, private campgrounds, marinas and some other outdoor recreational assets open today, May 1st.  Officials continue to stress the importance of social distancing safety measures. Learn More Here. Local golf courses have taken many steps to allow for safe play during the covid-19 crisis, including removing rakes, disallowing touching pins, single golfer per [...]

By |2020-05-01T09:33:41-04:00May 1st, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Golf, Private Campgrounds, Marinas Open May 1st

Update on PA Construction and CDL’s

Thank you to the Office of Representative Jesse Topper for providing this update regarding PennDOT resources for Commercial Drivers License Holders. April 27, 2020 --  Construction projects in Pennsylvania will resume beginning Friday, May 1, 2020 as part of Governor Wolf’s phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania. Commercial drivers and their services are vital to the [...]

By |2020-04-27T14:53:59-04:00April 27th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Update on PA Construction and CDL’s

Coronavirus Information for Agriculture & Farms

New Coronavirus Bill Includes Help for Farms The latest Coronavirus Relief Package, passed by Congress includes funding for hospitals and COVID-19 testing as well as provide more support for small businesses. The bill includes $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, including $30 billion allocated specifically to community lenders, small banks and credit unions, and [...]

By |2020-04-27T08:03:44-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Coronavirus Information for Agriculture & Farms

Governor Wolf Announces Color-Coded Plan to Re-Open PA

Harrisburg -- April 22, 2020 Governor Tom Wolf today presented his detailed plan for reopening the commonwealth with a targeted May 8 start. The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, yellow, green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county, counties or region. The administration will first study conditions in the [...]

By |2020-04-23T09:02:42-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Governor Wolf Announces Color-Coded Plan to Re-Open PA

PA Chamber Announces Bringing PA Back Initative

New initiative will focus on ways to energize the Commonwealth’s economy   HARRISBURG - As the Commonwealth works to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the PA Chamber is taking the lead on helping businesses re-open their facilities safely and jumpstart the economy through a new initiative, “Bringing PA Back.” “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth an [...]

By |2020-04-17T16:23:39-04:00April 17th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on PA Chamber Announces Bringing PA Back Initative

US Chamber CARES Act Presentation & Path Forward Resource Links

Thank you to Kevin Courtois and the US Chamber for an excellent presentation on the CARES act, during our Chambers of the Alleghenies Zoom Call April 16th, covering details of PPP & EIDL and much more, including lots of questions from members of the region's Chambers of Commerce. The presentation is available here: US Chamber [...]

By |2020-04-17T13:57:00-04:00April 17th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on US Chamber CARES Act Presentation & Path Forward Resource Links

Unemployment Compensation Update

April 8, 2020 An Update on Unemployment Compensation from the Office of PA Representative Jesse Topper The US Department of Labor has released new guidance on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (benefits for those not eligible for regular UC) and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (the extra $600/week), including business owners and independent contractors. Please be aware [...]

By |2020-04-13T16:02:15-04:00April 8th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on Unemployment Compensation Update

TELE-TOWN-HALL with Congressman John Joyce

TELE-TOWN-HALL Conference Call With Congressman John Joyce Small business owners and local community leaders in Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District are invited to participate in a conference call regarding Congressional response to COVID-19, including the Paycheck Protection Program and other opportunities for assistance for the business community. Friday, April 3, at 1pm  (Dial-in early as space [...]

By |2020-04-03T09:09:12-04:00April 1st, 2020|Events|Comments Off on TELE-TOWN-HALL with Congressman John Joyce

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