April 30, 2020
Aurora, Ohio Strong!

Looking back, my Senior year at Aurora High School was amazing. We knew that we were all going off in different directions, but promised to keep in touch. We went to our Senior prom, had Senior cut day (do they still do that??), spent the last month together as a family, experienced graduation and attended everyone's graduation party. The Class of 2020 might be missing out on those experiences, but I hope they will remember that Aurora will always be their "home". They can always come "home" to visit, live, work and even raise a family. Best of luck to the Aurora High School Class of 2020!

The State of Ohio is starting to come back to life! We all need to continue our physical distancing and if you are able, wear a mask. I will wear one any time I am around people in public places. Please respect those that have chosen to wear a mask and continue to be vigilant to flatten the curve!

Also, let me know if you are looking for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). I have a lot of resources that I can share with you!

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce office is still closed, but we are working remotely and replying to emails and phone messages as they come in. Please visit our website, www.allaboutaurora.com for up to date information. Lastly, a reminder that there are two Facebook pages that are also informative and being updated regularly:

          Aurora OH Strong

Just remember that we will get through this, and we will all be better and stronger. And please...BE KIND TO OTHERS!

Stay safe and stay healthy friends!!
Do you need help with The CARES Act and PPP Paperwork?

As you research and apply for CARES Act federal programs including the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), several seniors and recent graduates from Walsh University have offered their services to assist our small businesses in completing and submitting applications to banks, FinTech companies, or the Small Business Administration. The students are supervised by Aurora resident Dr. Michelle Spain who teaches in the Deville School of Business at Wash University. The students are donating their time to contribute toward internships or social enterprise activities. The students are majoring or have majored in Finance, Accounting or Government Affairs at Walsh University. These volunteers will connect with Aurora companies via Zoom or the telephone. No company confidential, proprietary, or financial documents will be shared with the students or faculty advisers. Holly Harris Bane, Aurora’s Economic Development Director has been working with Walsh faculty and students to arrange for this service to Aurora businesses. 
If you are interested, please contact the Chamber office at 330-562-3355 and identify you would like a CARES Act student volunteer assistant.
Aurora City News Updates can be found on the City page.
For updates from our Government and Small Business Association on the impacts of the Coronavirus:
Corona Virus Quick Resources Links

Ohio COVID-19 Call Center: 833-427-5634
Portage County Health and Human Services: 2-1-1


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Individual and Family Resources:

Please visit www.Coronavirus.Ohio.gov for the most up-to-date information from the Ohio Department of Health.
For any questions you have about COVID-19, please call 1 (833) 4-ASK-ODH from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (7 days/week).
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Daily Updates:
Governor DeWine is holding daily press briefings at 2:00 p.m. to deliver the most recent updates as well as give updated guidance for the state’s response. These press events are carried live at www.OhioChannel.org .
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Community Events & Member News
At Family and Community Services Inc, we continue to monitor the development and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to continue to keep the community up-to-date on program updates and changes without overwhelming you with too much superfluous information. F&CS provides services such as food, shelter, transportation, and counseling services. These are all very important services that cannot be ignored. We are here for our community. Thank you and Go Forth Do Good.
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Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Karen Bosley,Executive Director
Aurora Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau | 330.562.3355 | director@allaboutaurora.com| www.allaboutaurora.com