May 6, 2020

To all who have ever had the opportunity- whether you are a mom to a human or a fur baby, or you are an aunt, a sister, a grandma or just a good friend. And of course all of our mom's who are no longer with us.

The 2020 Community Guides have arrived! If you didn't get one in your Aurora Advocate, please let me know and I will get one to you. Want to display at your place of business? Let me know! I will deliver them! At a safe distance of course!!

We are going to have a virtual luncheon next week! Join us on Wednesday, May 13th from noon-1:00pm. Stacie Riffert will be helping us determine "The 7 Things to Leverage When Times are Tough". Pack your lunch and join us!

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! Don't let your guard down now! We have come too far!

I am still working remotely but coming to the office a few days a week. I am replying to emails and phone messages as they come in. Please visit our website, for up to date information,call me at 330-235-2780 or email 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 Walsh 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


Government Links:

State of Ohio Website Links:

Portage County Links:

NOACC Chamber Energy Program:

Individual and Family Resources:

Please visit 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 .
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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.
This is a great online business support group! Join us next Wednesday morning!

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Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Karen Bosley,Executive Director
Aurora Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau | 330.562.3355 ||