Amador County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
Amador Chamber COVID - 19 Update
March 19, 2020 As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation continues to escalate, the Amador Chamber is continuously working to collect and share resources, assistance, and support for the business community to help them stay healthy, informed and prepared. Our commitment lies with serving you and our region in any capacity we can during this unprecedented time.
The Chamber wants to provide you with an update on how the Amador Chamber is responding. This is our plan asof now, and we will continue to update our membership as new information arises.
COVID-19 Information & Resources: We have developed a business resource page with links that includes financial, local, state, and federal resources to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of the Coronavirus. We will update this online toolkit as new guidance and information becomes available, and we encourage business owners to continue to monitor the outbreak and implement strategies to help protect customers and employees.
Chamber Events: It is important that our members remain safe and secure from any potential exposure of COVID-19, therefore the Chamber has postponed all physical events through May 16th. Due to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's moratorium on gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks, as well as the threat to community members, local businesses, and staff, this precautionary decision is necessary.
Chamber Operations: To protect the safety of our employees and our members, the Amador Chamber office will be closed to the public. The staff will continue to be dedicated to our members and work hard remotely to support the business community in this trying time. Please continue to contact us with anything you need by emailing email@example.com.
Coronavirus Impact Survey: In an effort to gain an accurate assessment of the outbreak's impact to businesses, the Chamber has created this brief survey. All information will be reported in general terms and individual business information will remain confidential. Alternatively, please feel free to reach out to us directly with any challenges or disruptions that you have experience over the last two weeks.
Small Business Assistance and Lending: Our partner in workforce development, the San Joaquin Business Development Center, is prepared to help local business owners through the unprecedented and trying effects of the COVID-19 virus. Their business counselors are available to meet remotely to provide expert advice on adjusting cash flow, marketing plans and access to emergency loans to keep your business up and running, all at no cost to the client. They can also assist businesses in accessing the Small Business Administration's Disaster Assistance Loans. Learn more and sign up for their services at https://www.sanjoaquinsbdc.org/
Business Promotion: The Chamber is working to communicate to the community on how best to support local businesses as this situation continues. The Chamber will also be sharing members' social media posts of their changing operations, new created promotions, and important updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If you would like to be included in these promotions, please send your social media posts or messaging to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also be working with members throughout this quickly changing situation on their messaging to their customers and their evolving strategies. Communication is one of the most important tools that business owners should be using throughout this situation, and we encourage businesses to increase their communication on all platforms to connect with their customers and community.
We understand that many of our members may be feeling the impact of this crisis in an immediate and profound way, and we are committed to helping you get through this. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if we can help.