The chamber connects over 1,000 member businesses and professionals and is one of the largest chambers in Central Texas, according to its website.
Chamber President Jim Johnson said in an email that the chamber has shifted its educational Lunch and Learn program to include virtual presentations on topics such as human resources and compliance issues and how to utilize LinkedIn to grow a business.
The chamber is also hosting its first virtual happy hour April 9, which will serve as an opportunity to network and hear from a local restaurant, Johnson said.
“We are still facilitating our members success and are in regular communication with all of our members,” he said. “We encourage them to reach out to us virtually and let the chamber team know if there is anything we can do to assist them during this time.”
On April 3, the Georgetown Economic Development Department joined the chamber in creating a $200,000 relief program for small businesses in Georgetown, with a maximum award of $5,000 per business.
The chamber’s website also has information for small businesses as they navigate the coronavirus pandemic, including details on state and federal grant and loan options.
“Get informed,” Johnson advised. “There is a lot of information out there, and the chamber is trying to ensure that our information is timely and relevant for our businesses—members and nonmembers.”