The coronavirus has altered life - including business operations - as we know it. This page is devoted to the resources you need during this unprecedented time. The ways the Chamber is delivering on its mission and vision have changed but our purpose has not - #GreenBayMade: We still mean business.
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR-6201) for small businesses as of 3/16/2020: https://wisconsinsbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/03/HR-6201-Chart.png
- The Forward Service Corporation's W2 Program helps people with minor children in the home.They provide a stipend to people seeking work that have minor children in their home. Individuals are expected to do searches or work-related activities to earn that stipend until they find employment. Forward Service also helps with childcare so participants have the free time to do their activities or apply or interview for jobs. Call 1-800-733-1311.
- M3 Insurance overview of CARES Act
- Leighton Interactive - COVID-19 Response Strategies for businesses
- 7 Must-Haves to Optimize Productivity and Engagement of a Remote Workforce webinar on April 8, 2020 with The QTI Group
- Small Business Paycheck Protection Program from U.S. Department of Treasury
- Webinar: Leading through the fear and uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, presented by WIPFLI
- Godfrey & Kahn COVID-19 resource page
- Checklist for temporarily closing your business
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Employee Rights poster
- WWBIC COVID19 Fast Track Loan Program
- Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)
- U.S. Department of Labor - Families First Coronavirus Response Act Q&A for employers
- Wipfl - COVID-19, qualified businesses, individuals and nonprofits: What's next? (recorded webinar)
- IT tips to help employers survive through COVID-19
- WMC and Local Chambers Called on Congress to Prior to the Passing of the Economic Recovery Package - WMC and members of the Wisconsin Council of Chamber Executives sent a letter urging all members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation to set aside partisan politics and pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Recovery Act without unrelated policy riders. Senate leaders reached a deal with the White House early Wednesday (3/25/2020) morning and the bill is expected to pass late Wednesday. You can read WMC’s letter here:
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- What Brands Should Do During COVID-19 - Leighton Interactive
- 4 Ways to Grow Your Business During COVID-19 - Leighton Interactive
- Brown County United Way has established an Emergency Response Fund
- Fundraising during COVID-19 crisis: Tips to keep donors informed and engaged
- Creating crisis plans for your nonprofit organization
- Legal and other guidance related to the Coronavirus - Davis|Kuelthau
- Greater Green Bay Community Foundation introduces COVID-19 emergency fund
- KIVA is offering $15,000 statewide. Learn more about this at https://www.kiva.org/. Business owners looking to borrow, visit https://www.kiva.org/borrow. For a WWBIC endorsement or for assistance with this process, please send an email to email@example.com
- Small and midsize employer information on taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits for providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees - Department of Labor
- Wisconsin extends tax deadline to July 15; mirrors federal move
- Facebook Small Business Grants program announced - Facebook
- Disaster loan portal - The disaster loan program is the only form of SBA assistance not limited to small businesses. A request was submitted to the U.S. Small Business Administration for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance for small Wisconsin businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Loans of up to $2 million will be available to business with 500 employees or less. In addition to the website above, see these specific resources: Q&A on economic injury disaster loans, Wisconsin COVID talking points, FAQs and economic injury disaster loan presentation (PPT). tTe U.S. Chamber has created a one-pager that we hope will prove to be a useful resource .
Please contact Josh Bernhardt, business expansion & retention specialist with the Chamber, for more information at 920.496.2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- WEDC resources for navigating through COVID-19 - Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
- Chamber/UW Oshkosh Center for Research business disruption survey
- Fair Labor Standards Act and Family Medical Leave Act related to Coronavirus and other public health emergencies - U.S. Department of Labor
- Coronavirus resources specific to workplace safety - U.S. Department of Labor
- Manufacturer-specific COVID-19 resources - WMEP Manufacturing Resources
- Small business guidance and loan resources - U.S. Small Business Administration
- How to manage your newly remote-working staff - Harvard Business Review
- Top questions about COVID-19 and Wisconsin unemployment benefits - Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
- Brown County United Way emergency relief fund - Brown County United Way
- WEDC announces targeted grants for small businesses - Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
- Getting your workforce ready for COVID-19 - World Health Organization
- Vital Essentials CEO/Owner Lanny Viegut donating $100,000 to Green Bay area non-profits. Challenging other CEO/Owner's to do the same
- St. Norbert College, Lambeau Field donates food to homeless shelter
- Elevate97 is pivoting and making plastic face shields
- St. Norbert College and UW-Oshkosh offering free K-12 online tutoring
- Paper Transport Inc. donating to community
- Green Bay Packers donate $1.5 million for Coronavirus relief
- NWTC respiratory therapy program donates equipment to local hospitals 3/20/20
- Green Bay Area Public School District offers free meals to thousands
All Brown County school districts are providing free breakfasts and lunches to students. For more information on each district’s offerings, navigate to the following links: Ashwaubenon, Denmark, De Pere, Green Bay, Howard-Suamico, Pulaski, West De Pere, and Wrightstown. The GRACE System is also providing meals.
- Golden House is open to provide support and shelter for victims of domestic abuse
- Bosse's News & Tobacco is open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for convenience items and books/magazines - 220 Cherry Street, Green Bay
- Reach out to Envano for free advice to help you navigate the digital world - David Sauter at 920-217-5851
- Schroeder's Flowers IS OPEN and selling flowers! Deliveries and curbside pickup available. https://www.schroederflowers.com/
- Dental Health Products continues to be open and serving customers. Visit them on Facebook
- SERVPRO of Brown County is offering both Coronavirus-related and non-Coronavirus-related cleaning services. Contact Jim Knopf at 920.217.2448 or email@example.com for more info.
- Airport remains open as essential business
- With the “Safer At Home” mandates taking effect across Wisconsin, DigiCOPY will continue to serve customers and the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential business. Starting Monday, March 30 at 7 AM, curbside pick-up only for retail customers at our Green Bay store location.
- Dining in downtown Green Bay
- Kwik Trip will remain open; its team is committed to serving its communities to ensure you have access to all essentials including milk, bread, butter, and eggs during these challenging times.
- Cotter Funeral Home offers remote funeral arrangements, support during COVID-19
- Brown County takeout and delivery - Facebook page
- Associated Bank implements relief program for customers affected by COVID-19
- Parallel 44 offers 3 ways to obtain wine
- LaJava continues to offer handcrafted beverages, bakery items and bagged coffee/tea through the drive-thru windows of their 3 locations, as well as offering free shipping for online orders of $50 or more at www.lajavaroastinghouse.com. They have partnered with DoorDash, Food Dudes, Grubhub and Uber Eats to offer delivery, too.
- Rosati's of Green Bay is offering full carryout, curbside pickup, delivery and no-contact delivery available
- Local restaurants offering curbside pickup/delivery - Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Share your business's changed business practices - hours, event postponements or cancellations, etc. - WBAY-TV2
- COVID-19 WI Veterans Chamber Member Guide - Wisconsin Veterans Chamber
- Share the impact on your restaurant - Wisconsin Restaurant Association
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- Webinars on using Bluebeam to increase remote productivity; March 30 or 31 by ISG. Details here.
- FREE COVID-19 action plan for the workplace online training through April 30 - JJ Keller
- Tuesdays at 2 webinar with 5Gbenefits is a FREE weekly Tuesday webinar for 8 weeks featuring Coronavirus updates and the impacts on your business/insurance/employees. Info here.
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The Greater Green Bay Chamber is taking a lead role in preventing, and slowing, the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We recognize that we have an opportunity and a duty to reduce opportunities for Coronavirus exposure.
After much deliberation, and taking the latest Coronavirus information under consideration, the Chamber closed its office and staff are working remotely, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
What does this mean? BUSINESS AS UN-USUAL.
We will continue to conduct business – just in a different fashion than usual as we work remotely from our respective homes.
- Staff will maintain their regular work hours and be available during those hours for phone calls, emails, meetings by phone and videoconference, etc.
- Staff will only participate in meetings via phone or video for the foreseeable future.
- Events are postponed for the foreseeable future.
Please continue to reach out to us, whether via phone or email. You can find a list of all staff’s phone numbers and emails here: https://www.greatergbc.org/about-us/staff/
Chamber leadership will monitor Coronavirus information daily. We will update you, our valued membership, on any changes to the above practices, and we will notify you of a return to business as usual when that is appropriate.