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Office of Small Business Relief Launched

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the creation of the Office of Small Business Relief within the Ohio Development Services Agency. The Office will coordinate state efforts to identify and provide direct support for ...
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Employment Resource Call

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, District 14 Workforce Development, and Athens County Ohio Means Jobs have partnered to host the Athens Area COVID-19 Employment Resource Conference Call. This opportunity is open to all businesses in Athens County.

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Funding Resource Call

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Small Business Development Center at OU’s Voinovich School for Leadership, and the Athens County Economic Development Center have partnered to host the Athens Area COVID-19 Business Resource Conference Call. This opportunity is ...
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Ohio Receives Disaster Status

Ohio received official declaration of disaster that will open up the availability of loans for working capital to assist with the impact caused by COVID-19.

Businesses can begin the application process at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela .

We understand that this is an emotional ...
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Ohio Restaurant Association Webinar

The Ohio Restaurant Association invites all SE Ohio restaurants, bars, and food service professionals to take part in a webinar on Tuesday, March 31. Special guest OH 6th District Congressman Bill Johnson will be on the call to answer ...
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In partnership with the Athens County Visitor’s Bureau and Tourism Ohio we are working on an #InThisTogetherOhio video that also encourages Ohioans to order from Ohio restaurants and buy online from Ohio retailers that are doing online sales.

To make ...
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Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Update

CareWorks Compensation, our BWC partner, has issued information and updates in regards to unemployement and injured workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Injured Workers FAQ

Unemployment Update

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans NOW AVAILABLE

Businesses are now able to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the Small Business Association. EIDL’s are funded through the US Treasury and do not involve banks. We understand this is a crucial time for all of our ...
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Ohio JFS Update – Mass Layoffs and Furloughs

Below is a communication that was sent from the Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations (OUIO) to businesses regarding mass layoffs and shutdowns due to COVID-19.  This communication also includes the mass-layoff number to be used for employees seeking claims.

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Chamber Staff Telecommuting

We are going through an unprecedented disruption together. But we have been tested before in different ways, and always emerge stronger – and I have no doubt this will prove true once again.

Our businesses continue to adjust and adapt ...
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