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Latest News: Chamber E-Connection Newsletters

Click the links below to view the latest Chamber E-Newsletters Note:  The e-Connection is traditionally published weekly.  During the Covid-19 crisis we publish newsletters as needed, sometimes daily as it becomes necessary to provide our business community with the most current information they need to help their business through this unprecedented challenge. Review our most [...]

By |2020-06-30T14:11:42-04:00June 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Latest News: Chamber E-Connection Newsletters

Small Business Assistance: PPP, EIDL Programs Re-Funded

SBA Reopens Application Process for Accept PPP, EIDL Today April 27, 2020 -- EIDL, PPP Programs receive additional funding with passage of latest stimulus bill. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have been replenished to provide assistance to small businesses. Update: While the EIDL program has been infused [...]

By |2020-04-28T09:57:48-04:00April 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Small Business Assistance: PPP, EIDL Programs Re-Funded

PA Rep. Jesse Topper Conference Call

Thank you to Representative Jesse Topper for speaking with the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce and the business community of the Bedford County region about the state's response to the Coronavirus crisis and the path ahead for businesses and the community.  Listen here: https://youtu.be/KNOnDjKduxw

By |2020-04-23T19:40:13-04:00April 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on PA Rep. Jesse Topper Conference Call

Update: Unemployment Compensation for Self Employed, Independent Contractors

 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Website Corrected Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania’s new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website for self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) is now open to accept applications within the next few days. PUA is included in the new federal unemployment compensation benefits provided by the [...]

By |2020-04-23T09:11:19-04:00April 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Update: Unemployment Compensation for Self Employed, Independent Contractors

COVID-19 News & Resource Archive

COVID 19 Post/News Archive April 16, 2020 - Thank you to the US Chamber and Kevin Courtois for speaking with the Chambers of the Alleghenies about the CARES Act and other issues of interest to the region's business community.  Learn more from the US Chamber, including the powerpoint presentation, important links to US Chamber resourceds [...]

By |2020-04-17T14:48:17-04:00April 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on COVID-19 News & Resource Archive

Pennsylvania Launches COVID-19 Job Hiring Portal

April 13, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanians looking for work can now find life-sustaining businesses that are hiring through a new online COVID-19 job portal the Department of Labor & Industry is launching today. “Many life-sustaining businesses across Pennsylvania are hiring and this new portal will help connect them with people looking for a [...]

By |2020-04-13T16:20:39-04:00April 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Pennsylvania Launches COVID-19 Job Hiring Portal

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

Faith Community Offers Easter Messages

The Faith Community of Bedford County will come together spiritually while keeping a safe distance physically to celebrate the most holy day of the Christian calendar: Easter Sunday (April 12th.)  and An online Easter Celebration is being compiled, including many Bedford County pastors providing passages and prayers of the season. A video is being produced [...]

By |2020-04-13T08:01:47-04:00April 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Faith Community Offers Easter Messages

SBA Info Including Paycheck Protection Program

March 31, 2020 - Details and Resources re: SBA Federal Disaster Loans/Payroll Protection Program The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses in your state that are suffering substantial economic loss as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is [...]

By |2020-04-03T11:07:32-04:00April 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on SBA Info Including Paycheck Protection Program