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How Frisco businesses can benefit from the CARES Act

The CARES Act encompasses a $2 trillion package for employers, individuals and companies amid coronavirus.

Lewisville | Flower Mound | Highland Village
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Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village businesses find ways to survive under COVID-19 restrictions

Here's how Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village businesses have found ways to stay open in the wake of COVID-19.

Central Austin

Laura Huffman named as new president and CEO of Austin Chamber of Commerce

Huffman previously worked as a regional director for Texas at the Nature Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit, and prior to that, she served as assistant city manager in Austin.

Central Austin

More Texans have filed for unemployment in past three weeks than in all of 2019

For the second week in a row, more than 6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to federal data.


Dallas County judge floats taxpayer relief proposal for upcoming fiscal year

The proposal is intended to help financially strapped taxpayers, but it would need approval from the state Legislature to get off the ground.


East Valley chambers of commerce partner with U.S. Small Business Administration to offer weekly webinar

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is partnering with other chambers and with the U.S. Small Business Administration to bring weekly webinars to business owners.

The Woodlands

Coronavirus, unstable oil market challenge energy industry

The Greater Houston economy, including The Woodlands area’s, is projected to see job losses across the energy industry in 2020, according to several economists.

Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

City of Fort Worth bracing for financial losses from COVID-19

Fort Worth officials estimate sales tax revenue may fall short by up to $26 million.

Spring | Klein

Harris County launches Small Business Economic Assistance Loan Program, begins process of creating COVID-19 relief fund

In partnership with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Harris County launched a $10 million Small Business Economic Assistance Loan Program on April 7 to help small businesses on the road to recovery.


Georgetown Chamber of Commerce moves events online, offers support to local businesses

The chamber connects over 1,000 member businesses and professionals and is one of the largest chambers in Central Texas.

Keller | Roanoke | Northeast Fort Worth

Restrictions impacting independent Tarrant County health care providers

Independent health care providers in Tarrant County are coping with a loss of patients due to coronavirus-related restrictions.


Frisco wedding vendors lose majority of business for March, April as couples postpone celebrations

One Frisco wedding venue has already rescheduled 17 March and April weddings.

Franklin | Brentwood

Middle Tennessee hospitality coalition creates relief fund for workers amid coronavirus-related closures

The fund will grant up to $1,000 to local hospitality workers and small businesses who are eligible for aid.

Central Austin

With Texas Workforce Commission overwhelmed by surging unemployment claims, Central Texas residents try to hang on

The Texas Workforce Commission received 1.7 million calls from individuals seeking assistance with unemployment benefits in a 24-hour period on March 26.

Survey finds Texas brewers losing more than 70% of revenue because of coronavirus

Brewers across the state are renewing calls for Gov. Greg Abbott to grant temporary waivers for shipping, delivery and tax relief.

Spring | Klein

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce survey: Majority of respondents have been negatively affected by coronavirus

According to the survey results, 92.6% of 95 respondents said their business is being negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, while 7.3% said their business is not being negatively impacted.

Heights | River Oaks | Montrose

Response to coronavirus brings Houston's cherished restaurant industry to its knees

At Guadalupana Bakery and Cafe on Dunlavy Street, owner Robert Diaz has two things to help weather the onslaught of the coronavirus: neighbors and prayers.

New Braunfels

Guadalupe County issues stay-at-home order, amends disaster declaration

County suspends foreclosure proceedings for at least 30 days.

New Braunfels

Comal County issues stay-at-home order

Confirmed cases within the county have jumped 50% in last two days.


UPDATED: Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Department creates $200,000 relief program for small businesses

The applications for aid will be accepted until August 1 or until funds are used, and they will be reviewed and awarded weekly.

Round Rock | Pflugerville | Hutto

More than 80 small businesses receive funds from Round Rock Cares

Nearly a week and a half after launching, Round Rock Cares has received more than 140 applications and approximately $900,000 in financial assistance requests.

Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

TSA limits checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport; Houston Airport System expects significant decline in March passengers

With low passenger travel amid the coronavirus pandemic, Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at George Bush Intercontinental Airport have been consolidated to make better use of resources and personnel, Houston Airport System officials said.

Tomball | Magnolia

Tomball, Magnolia hotels see mass cancellations as travel plans, events dwindle

With more people staying home, events being canceled and business travel limited, hotels in Tomball and Magnolia are seeing significantly lower rates of occupancy.

Central Austin

Has your Austin-area small business been affected by the coronavirus? Here are resources you can access.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a short-term loan program intended to help cover payroll and a separate, long-term loan program intended to help business owners stay afloat.

Sugar Land | Missouri City

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce shares information about small-business relief programs

Community Impact Newspaper sat in on the chamber's webinar in order to share answers to frequently asked questions about the CARES Act.