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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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Social Distancing Introduction

The Chamber has been closely monitoring the development of and response to COVID-19 related to our community and businesses. Social distancing, while important to public health, will have a significant impact on our business community.

We strongly encourage the public ...
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SBDC Training Opportunities

Interested in training opportunities through the Small Business Development Center? Here are upcoming events are being held in our local community. Information can be found on the attached PDF files.

BOSS Athens County March 2020

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Chamber Names New President

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Dani Underhill as its new President. Mrs. Underhill replaces Michelle Oestrike who has been leading the organization for nearly four years.

Mrs. Underhill’s first day will be Monday, January ...
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