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PA Chamber Launches Bringing PA Back Initiative, Website

PA Chamber Launches ‘Bringing PA Back’ Initiative Website HARRISBURG - As part of its bold new initiative to help businesses safely re-open their facilities and jumpstart the economy, the PA Chamber today announced the launch of the ‘Bringing PA Back’ website. “Now that the Commonwealth has worked together to successfully slow the growth of COVID-19, [...]

By |2020-05-05T12:55:46-04:00May 5th, 2020|Events|Comments Off on PA Chamber Launches Bringing PA Back Initiative, Website

Unemployment Compensation Update for Self Employed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2020 L&I Reminds Eligible Pennsylvanians to Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Benefits Harrisburg, PA – If you’re self-employed, an independent contractor, gig worker, or someone not normally eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) and haven’t yet applied for benefits under Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, the Department of [...]

By |2020-05-04T19:38:27-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Unemployment Compensation Update for Self Employed

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

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

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

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

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

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