** CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION **
At ChamberWest we are working to keep businesses informed of best practices when it comes to how to brace for the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic that has now hit Utah. Below are some helpful resources related to keeping businesses open and safe for both customers and employees.
As new information comes available, we will be updating them as we get them. Please let us know how your business is doing and what you are experiencing out there in our Chamber.
The PPP Loans Open January 12th! You can access information at www.sba.gov/ppp
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, has opened the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal today. The PPP will initially accept First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs) and Microloan Intermediaries.
The opening of the SBA loan system is designed to efficiently and effectively implement the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act and to ensure increased access to the PPP for minority-, underserved-, veteran- and women-owned small business concerns. SBA also is calling upon its lending partners to redouble their efforts to assist eligible borrowers in underserved and disadvantaged communities.
SBA will continue to provide updates on operations during the week of January 11, 2021. Additionally, SBA plans to dedicate specific times to process and assist the smallest PPP lenders with loan applications from eligible small businesses.
Stay up to date on what's happening in Utah and what the State of Utah recommendations are to help us effectively respond to the COVID-19 virus. If you're worried about whether you may have 1-800-456-7707. This website has resources that businesses can find and use to keep their employees safe and the doors open., please call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at
Stay Safe to Stay Open is a statewide campaign to meet the critical imperatives of helping Utah address the health-related objectives to prevent and recover from the coronavirus while at the same time assisting the business community in an effort to appropriately strengthen our state’s economy.
Stay Safe to Stay Open seeks to educate, inform, and help businesses communicate to their consumers that they have pledged to follow safety guidance from the Utah Department of Health.
Businesses participating in the campaign will be able to clearly identify their participation by colorful signage displayed in their windows and throughout their establishments, demonstrating that they have taken a pledge to follow the state’s guidelines.
Salt Lake County Face Mask Requirements - Salt Lake County has released new guidelines regarding wearing face masks.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) put together some helpful resources for Businesses as well.