We have also developed a brand new web page with Discover NEPA, as part of a regional partnership to provide the community and businesses with a collaborative resource guide to unite us together during these times.
Through this site, we are working with our chambers and partners across the region to assist individuals in our community in finding the resources you need, and, for our businesses, to assist with getting your message out there to the community and to provide you with the support you may need.
We encourage you to share with us and to share with others, as we all work together as a united community.
Loan Programs for Wyoming Valley Small Businesses
Covid-19 Recovery: Financial Assistance
In order to help the small business community in the Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre Connect, the Entrepreneurial and Economic Development arm of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, is working with our partners MetroAction (Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce affiliate) and the Wilkes University SBDC, to help businesses access the capital they need to endure this difficult time.
The U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office and the Chester Delaware Counties SCORE Chapter will hold webinar training on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program for small businesses and private non-profits due to COVID-19.
The webinar will provide you with answers and help you understand: 1) who is eligible for an SBA Disaster (EIDL) loan, 2) what you need to have in hand before filing your application, and 3) Q&A time devoted to answer your specific questions.
Due to the high volume of questions we are receiving, the webinar will be held daily. If the session is full, please join a session at another day.
The U.S. Department of Labor will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the Department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The ideas and comments gathered from this dialogue will inform compliance assistance guidance, resources, and tools, as well as outreach approaches, that assist employers and employees in understanding their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. Input is needed by March 29, 2020. Anybody who is interested can participate online at >>https://ffcra.ideascale.com<< from March 23 through March 29, 2020 or can join a Twitter chat hosted by @ePolicyWorks on March 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. using the hashtag #EPWChat.
The Pennsylvania Chamber Educational Foundation is presenting a free 1 hour 45 minute webinar as a public service to cover important areas of information specifically to help small businesses on Friday, March 27th at 11 AM. CLICK HERE to register.
First, top business attorneys Andrew Levy and Ursula Siverling of McNees Wallace & Nurick will discuss the legal ramifications facing small business with suggestions on best practices to help them stay viable. Then, they have invited a top official from the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss the resources available to help small businesses from suffering undue hardship. And Dennis Davin, Secretary – Department of Community and Economic Development will explain state-level aid that is available to businesses. To be discussed:
The Bureau of Workers' Compensation Health & Safety Division will present the following special webinars in the effort to help keep Pennsylvania workers healthy and safe in these times:
To register for any of these events just click on the date above and you will be automatically re-directed to the event homepage and a registration form.