Update from the Dodge City Chamber of Commerce

josh roesenerApril 16, 2020

Small businesses impacted are encouraged to view the information provided by the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce.

The U.S. Chamber unveiled its Save Small Business Initiative to address the immediate needs of the small business community, mitigate closures and job losses, and mobilize support for long-term recovery in the wake of the economic destruction of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to a call to action for the larger business community and government to help small businesses, the four-part campaign includes supplemental financial assistance, advocacy, resources, webinars and guides, and research.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation is supporting the supplemental financial assistance by launching their Save Small Business Fund. Funded by contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, the U.S. Chamber Foundation will be providing $5,000 supplemental grants to small employers in economically vulnerable communities.

Applications for the Save Small Business Grant Fund will open this Monday, April 20, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. ET. There are several eligibility requirements which can be found here.  We encourage you to share this information with your members so they can apply for a supplemental grant if they are eligible. Chambers of Commerce may also apply if they meet the eligibility requirements
For more information on the Save Small Business Grant Fund including qualifications, the application process and FAQs, please click here.


Kansas Chamber To Host Member Call

The Kansas Chamber will host a member call on Monday, April 20th at 10:00 AM CT to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how the business community can be a leader in reopening the state’s economy. Click here to register.

ICYMI: The Chamber released its Relief and Recovery Agenda Wednesday. The agenda makes more than 40 recommendations how to help restart the state’s economy once the COVID-19 pandemic begins to ease.

Governor Extends Stay Home Order, Talks About Restarting Economy

During her daily news conference Wednesday, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced she will be extending her Stay Home executive order until May 3rd. It was set to expire this coming Sunday. Click here to read more about the extension and how she plans to work with governors in surrounding states to restart the state’s economy.

The governor earlier this week extended her executive order waiving certain motor carrier rules, including allowing trucks to haul up to 90,000 lbs of goods.

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