A Message from the Chamber Regarding COVID-19

As a business in West Central Indiana, we know that it can be hard to interpret the ongoing stream of information regarding COVID-19. To continue one of the main functions of the Chamber of Commerce, we are here to provide real-time, hands-on information that can be useful to our member businesses while making key decisions in the next few weeks, months.

COVID-19 Resources:

News from the State of Indiana

On May 1, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced a 5-step plan that includes phased re-opening of businesses in Indiana.

Indiana's Critical Industries can access answers to their specific questions via the Critical Industries website at www.in.gov/criticalindustries.

Guidance on Essential and Non-Essential Businesses - For additional information on what is considered an essential business, visit the US Dept of Homeland Security – CISA – Guidance on Critical Infrastructure.

Financial Resources

General Information/Comparisons of Financial Resources:

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):

Please note, the best source of information regarding the PPP is your local bank. Also, consult your attorney and/or accountant for specific regulations and guidelines for your industry.

Paid Sick Leave:

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provided expanded paid sick leave and family and medical leave which took effect on April 1, 2020.

Additional Financial Resources:

Unemployment Services 

Employment Opportunities

General Business Resources

West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center

Located at Indiana State University, the Indiana Small Business Development Center is a FREE service for small business entrepreneurs. They offer one-on-one meetings and services including marketing, creating business plans, financing information and more.

US Chamber's Center for Capital Market Competitiveness

The U.S. Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness has compiled a one-stop shop for members to stay on top of all legislation and regulations related to financial services during the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 Legislation and Regulations tracker is regularly updated as changes merit and includes links to the actual bills & rules, a brief description, and status updates.

Resources for Non-Profits

Downtown and Main Street Resources

Marketing Resources

Free Conference Call and Virtual Meeting Options:

More Tools to Work Remotely:

Resources for Remote Desk Options: