• ChamberWest Leaders Communication

    ChamberWest Leaders Communication

    Welcome to September!  This year continues to move along quickly even as we work through continuous changes due to COVID.   We’ve received news that the Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center has created a COVID-19 Business Recovery Assistance Team (BRAT) with three new advisors to specifically provide assistance to businesses that have been damaged by this crisis.  They are committed to helping as many struggling businesses as possible.  Go to https://utahsbdc.org/ and click on “Request Service” or for questions, contact  Chistine.Rice@SLCC.edu or 801-957-5441. 
    Salt Lake Community College has announced they have received CARES funding to cover the cost of 27 courses/programs. Students need to enroll before the end of November and can complete the training/education over time as needed.  This is a great tool to help people get back to work and to find employees for careers that are in high demand for local businesses.  The list of eligible programs/courses and information on how to apply, register, and receive financial support are available at:  https://www.slcc.edu/allin/.
    The State programs being administered by GOED are still on hold as changes made during the August special session are being implemented.  For continually updated information, please visit: https://business.utah.gov/coronavirus/
    Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) information and an easy application are available at:  https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources .
    Main Street Lending Program information is available at: https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/mainstreetlending.htm.
    Funds are still available for the Salt Lake County Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG), a grant program offering up to $35,000 for small businesses located in Salt Lake County who have significantly been impacted by COVID.  The program is scheduled to close on November 1st or when funding runs out.  You can learn more about the grant program and the eligibility criteria at: https://slco.org/covid-19/economy/grants/?ref=frontSlider .
    Upcoming Events/Programs:
    Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: What it is and Why it Matters Webinar – September 2nd – 2:00 pm.  Join a panel of community leaders and advocates to discuss the distinctions between diversity, inclusion, and belonging, - and why each is important.  Hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber, you can register at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ho9sqLdmTJWapWeKz2Nbxg
    ChamberWest Legislative Affairs Committee - Thursday, September 3rd
    ChamberWest Leadership Institute Program - January 28th with an accelerated program that will run through June.  More information is available at www.chamberwest.com .
    ChamberWest Annual Fall Business Conference on Friday, November 13th.  More information will be released over the next few weeks. 
    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if we can be of service.  Hope you all have a productive week!  Be positive, find and embrace the good, and stay safe.  Thanks much!
    Barbara S. Riddle, CMP

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