• Small Business Impact Grant Open to More Industries & More

    Small Business Impact Grant Open to More Industries & More

    Welcome to August!

    It’s important to note that the Salt Lake County Small Business Impact Grant (SBIG) was updated effective July 28th to include all industries, as well as businesses that received LESS THAN $35,000 in CARES Act funds.  Any small businesses in Salt Lake County meeting all other requirements noted below should apply. If you were denied the grant in Round 1 based on industry or previously receiving COVID-19 aid, please re-apply.
    Completed applications from eligible businesses will be processed in the order they are received. The application will be open until funds are exhausted.
    Eligible businesses must:

    • Be based in Salt Lake County
    • Employ fewer than 100 employees
    • Provide documents verifying your financial loss
    • Be in any industry impacted by COVID-19
    • Have operated prior to Jan. 1, 2020
    • Received less than $35,000 financial aid through CARES Act programs, like the PPP, EIDL or State ComRent programs.
    If you are still unsure if you qualify after reviewing the eligibility criteria on this web page, complete the first step of the application here. This pre-screening will ensure you meet the basic eligibility requirements.
    Apply For the Grant
    As a reminder, the state has created a very insightful and helpful COVID-19 Business Manual that I strongly recommend you review as it may prove very helpful to your organization.  You can access the document at: https://coronavirus-download.utah.gov/business/COVID-19_Business_Packet_FIN.pdf 
    Information and materials for all three current Utah GOED ongoing grant programs are online:
    1. ComRent
    2. Safe In Utah
    3. Shop In Utah 
    Additionally, this video or audio recording discusses the latest information for the three different programs.  For more and continued information, please visit: https://business.utah.gov/coronavirus/
    Don’t miss the following ChamberWest Events:
    8/4:  Tuesday Topics – ‘COVID-19 Impact on Healthcare – from the Perspective of a Hospital Administrator’ – Zoom - 9:30 am. Hear an interesting and insightful perspective on the impact of COVID from Jon Butterfield, RN, BSN, MBA - President of the Jordan Valley Medical Center.  

    8/6:  Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting - Zoom - 7:30 am.
    8/13:  ‘The Pit Crew Challenge’ – 12:00 – 5:00 pm with lunch provided.  Hosted in partnership with iMpact Utah and the Utah Trucking Association.  If you are exhausted with COVID and are looking for a safe and engaging “out of the box” program, this program replaces textbooks with hands-on training as teams work together in the role of pit crew with an actual NASCAR.  Safety precautions will be respected.  Limit of 2 people per company.  Space is limited so register now at:  https://chamberwest.com/events/details/the-pit-crew-challenge-1315
    8/20:  Annual ChamberWest Golf Classic - Stonebridge Golf Club.  This event is open to members only with registration available at: https://chamberwest.com/events/details/annual-chamberwest-golf-classic-1151?calendarMonth=2020-08-01This will be a tee time tournament this year which will make it a ChamberWest one of a kind EVER event!  If you need help with a registration or are interested in a sponsorship, call Connie at 801-977-8755.  
    8/27:  An Update From Washington D.C. with Representative Ben McAdams – Zoom – 12:00 noon.  Event is being offered on a complimentary basis but registration is required.  Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkce2tpjwvHtRmFdjhQNxhjsXtYnFerVoX.
    Remember to check the ChamberWest Hot Deals section on our website to see if there is a deal of great value to you. If you have something to post, you can post by logging into the ChamberWest website using your login information or if you need help, you can reach out to Becky at becky@chamberwest.org and she will provide assistance.  Let’s work to support each other! 
    Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if we can be of service.  Hope you all have a great weekend!  Be positive, find and embrace the good, and stay safe.  I hope you have a very successful week!  Thanks much!
    Barbara S. Riddle, CMP

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