From the Chamber: Understanding, Interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Written by Chamber President Kristin Craig   Paid Sick Leave, FMLA Expansion - How does it apply to my business? Understanding and interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is one of the biggest concerns we are hearing from the business community. The new legislation, adopted into law earlier this week greatly expands paid sick leave provisions for most businesses and takes effect on April 1, 2020 and are effective until December...

West Central Indiana Local Retail Guide During COVID-19   The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting business in the wake of COVID-19. We encourage the West Central Indiana community to support local business as much as possible, and in a way that is comfortable and safe. Many of our Chamber members are qualified as "essential" business during Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb's "Stay at Home" order. Below is a list of businesses open and/or offering special shopping options. #supportlocal Perfect Assistant 4...

United Way and Wabash Valley Community Foundation Wabash Valley COVID-19 Relief Fund Releases Application for Assistance Terre Haute – Last week the United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation jointly launched a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support immediate economic stability and basic needs in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Sullivan, and Vermillion counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois in light of the anticipated impact of the current pandemic. The mission of the fund is to assist...

(UPDATED 3.26.2020) Given close quarters within the bloodmobiles, we are cancelling  or moving our blood mobile drives to indoor locations during this pandemic.  Therefore we  have cancelled the blood mobile unit drive on Tuesday, March 31 in Brazil Indiana at the YMCA  and changed the location for the blood mobile drive on April 1st in Terre Haute Indiana to The Meadows Banquet Room which is located at 2800 poplar Drive.  The banquet room is located next to Royal Mandarin on the first floor...

Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Forum – Virtual Wrap-Up March 20, 2020 Sponsored by Note: Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 epidemic, the Chamber has cancelled all in-person events, including our scheduled wrap-up session with our state legislators. In lieu of the event, we have worked with our Advocacy Partner, RJL Solutions to provide an overview of the session, as well as speak with our legislators individually to provide their thoughts on specific questions.   Session Overview: After what felt like ages, the legislative...

OFFICIAL LETTER - March 24, 2020 Citizens of Terre Haute, Let me start by saying we’re all in this together. Thanks to all of you who are practicing social distancing and helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  As you know, Governor Holcomb issued an Executive Order yesterday directing “Hoosiers to Stay at Home.” Beginning tomorrow (March 25th), all residents are ordered to stay at home unless they are engaging in “Essential Activities” (as described in the Governor’s Executive Order). With that...

Hamilton Center, Inc. operations change due to COVID-19 Offices will remain open for emergency services As the number of those affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States continues to rise, Hamilton Center will remain open to serve consumers; however, most appointments will be provided using alternative ways, including telephone communication and video conferencing. The psychiatric needs of patients will continue to be addressed and services will be delivered. Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction worked to...

Indiana Stay-at-Home Executive Order's Effect on Manufacturing IMA Members, Despite assurances, as late as Friday evening, that the administration did not plan on ordering the closure of additional businesses, today Governor Holcomb issued a "Stay-at-Home" Executive Order. Beginning at 11:59 p.m., on Tuesday, March 24, it requires all Hoosiers to stay at home unless performing an essential function as defined in the order. This order expires at 11:59 p.m., on April 6. Much if not most manufacturing operations are likely covered as essential businesses as...

Dear Chamber Membership, Today, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb delivered a statewide address during which he ordered Hoosiers to remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities. The order also included specific information on what businesses are considered essential and can remain open during this time. To help the local business community better understand this directive and how it impacts your business, here are links to critical information: All Executive Orders signed by Governor Holcomb. Executive Order 20-08 -...