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. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)
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. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

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. (Graphic by Community Impact Newspaper)

Several East Valley chambers of commerce have partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration to hold a weekly information webinar for business owners; the first will be April 9 from 10-11 a.m.

“There is so much information circulating about small business funding. We thought a live webinar would help cut through the confusion, not to mention details are changing daily,” said Terri Kimble, president and CEO of the Chandler chamber, in a news release. “This is a group effort between chambers trying to reach as many businesses as we can.”

The Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Tempe and Queen Creek chambers of commerce have banded together to hold the weekly information webinar.

SBA Assistant District Director Jim Pipper will focus on delivering information on how to access programs and funds available to business owners as well as field questions, according to the Chandler chamber.

With President Donald Trump's signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), the SBA launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program that provides forgivable loans up to $10 million to small businesses left financially distressed by the coronavirus pandemic. The loans, which will be administered at the local level by a national network of banks and credit unions, are designed to maintain the viability of millions of small businesses struggling to meet payroll and day-to-day operating expenses.


Registration for the webinars can be found at https://bit.ly/2x7MTrb for the Chandler chamber, https://bit.ly/3aOU6en for the Ahwatukee chamber and https://bit.ly/3bVMwyD for the Queen Creek chamber.
By


MOST RECENT

According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
REPORT: COVID-19 cases in children increase by 90% nationwide in 1 month

As school district officials across the U.S. prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, 179,990 new COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide between July 9 and Aug. 6—an increase of 90%, according to a report compiled by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

Desert Smash AZ to close its doors Aug. 16

The business announced it will close Aug. 16

The property owner of Civic Market and neighboring QuartHaus told Community Impact Aug. 11 he intends to fully reopen the Civic Market concept after the former operators chose to move on. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Civic Market LLC owners in downtown Chandler leave building, property owner plans to reopen concept in the building

The property owner of Civic Market and neighboring QuartHaus told Community Impact Aug. 11 he intends to fully reopen the Civic Market concept after the former operators chose to move on.

See results from the Chandler City Council election. (Community Impact staff)
Final results: Three poised to take seats on Chandler City Council in January

Here are the election results for the Aug. 4 Chandler City Council race.

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels resigned at the Aug. 11 town council meeting. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels resigns and more Chandler, Gilbert news

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler.

The Arizona Department of Health Services released benchmarks on COVID-19 metrics that local schools can use to judge when to reopen schools either fully in-person or in a hybrid model. (Community Impact staff)
Data: See where Maricopa County stands in the metrics for reopening schools

Here is where Maricopa County stands in the metrics for reopening Arizona schools.

Tacos Tijuana Taqueria
Tacos Tijuana Taqueria coming to Gilbert in late August

The restaurant serves street tacos on homemade tortillas.

The city of Chandler headquarters is located in downtown Chandler. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler opens coronavirus relief grants to businesses beginning Aug. 17

The city of Chandler is offering grants to Chandler businesses that are keeping employees on payroll while adjusting to the revenue losses and disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

COVID-19, business
State's new benchmarks will keep some county businesses closed for now

The Arizona Department of Health Services unveiled public health recommendations Aug. 10 for reopening the state’s paused businesses on a county-by-county basis.