COVID-19 INFORMATION

HEALTH RESOURCES

COVID-19 in IOWA https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/

CDC Guidance for Businesses & Organizations: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Business-and-Organizations.

Center for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/”

Iowa Dept. of Health https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

HELPFUL LINKS FOR BUSINESSES

Iowa Workforce (Information on Unemployment Insurance) – https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/updates-and-resources-about-covid-19

Iowa Economic Development Authority – https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/our-agency-detail-resources/6710

Iowa Small Business Development Centerhttp://iowasbdc.org/covid-19/

Current Press Releases Gov. Reynolds – https://governor.iowa.gov/newsroom.

IRS – https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR0utR4YgrCuw-eOv_4yUpjxNRfUVQBWNygfif08fzjyFZJdnVA63hKQBMg

Back2Biz Reopening Packet From the SBDChttp://iowasbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BacktoBiz-guidebook-final.pdf

FUNDING/RELIEF/GRANTS/LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

U.S. Chamber’s CARES Act/ Small Business Loan Guide – To help you determine: “Am I eligible? What will lenders ask? How much can I borrow? Will this loan be forgiven?” Click here to access.

LISC Small Business Relief Grants https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/small-business-relief-grants/

Iowa Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Fund – https://iowaculture.gov/arts/grants/iowa-arts-emergency-relief-fund/program-guidelines

Application for businesses to apply for Fareway Giftcards https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/38T5TLF

Funding for Women Entrepreneurs –https://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund/

Relief for Restaurant Employees – https://rerf.us/

Iowa Small Business Relief Fund – https://www.empowermoney.org/smallbusinessrelief

SBA’s Small Business Guidance and Loans (All) – click here

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Application– click here

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application – click here

UPCOMING WEBINARS & ZOOM MEETINGS:

EICC Offering FREE Online Classes to Help Small Businesses
From now through the end of June, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Continuing Education Department is offering a rare opportunity to enroll in 10 different online classes, absolutely free.

These are full-length classes designed to help you learn a new skill and update your resume. These 10 classes are the same kinds of classes normally costing more than $100 each. It’s just one way the college is working to help people during what can be difficult times for many.

The 10 classes include:

Creating Web Pages
·        Creating WordPress Websites
·        Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
·        Twelve Steps to a Successful Job Search
·        Keys to Effective Communication
·        Managing Customer Service
·        Marketing Your Business on the Internet
·        Personal Finance
·        Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
·        Individual Excellence·

These are self-paced classes, allowing you to move as quickly, or slowly, as your personal schedule allows.

They are open to all, no qualifications needed. You can register for as many classes as you want. Deadline for registering is June 30.

For more information, or to register, just click on the link to the class above and follow the directions, it’s all online.

Questions?
Call 1-888-336-3907 or email eiccinfo@eicc.edu

PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS & ZOOM MEETINGS:

Maquoketa Chamber Member Legislative Luncheon with special guests, Senator Carrie Koelker and Representative Andy McKean. Click the link below and enter password to view the recording from Tuesday, May 26th.

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/upF7duuvr243GdCWtgSDAKR5W9S7Jv6sgXcervZczBy8AngHZlTwZuMWMLQs5ABtN3KXWrvbSeXEdSHP?continueMode=true

Password: 5Z!br16W

National Small Business Town Hall recordings 1-7 at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=inc+town+hall+chamber+of+commerce

Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn “How to Work a Budget” – See a recording of this Zoom Lunch & Learn at https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/y5RFP6Gr62JLHYXG7HHidId_BY36X6a80CcW_KEEzEY8imsY2huw7xNIVs1L66cr Password: 8O!=k+5#