The Small Business Association (SBA) offers disaster assistance through low-interest loans to businesses affected by COVID-19 through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Since launching the program, the SBA has experienced a large volume of applications. As a result, major changes have been made to the program, effective immediately April 9.
Michigan’s self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low-wage workers affected by COVID-19 can apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) beginning today at 8 a.m. Under the federal CARES Act, workers on state unemployment have already begun receiving the set $600 federal weekly payment in addition to their state benefit amount. Michigan is one of the first states to begin sending the $600 payment.
Drive through testing will soon begin in Flint, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the City of Flint, State of Michigan, and Hurley Medical Center. Testing is scheduled to begin Wednesday, April 15.
To better serve Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) claimants experiencing MILogin and Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM) technical difficulties when applying for benefits, the Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has implemented new online tools to help users report and resolve technical issues.
Lear Corp. President and CEO Ray Scott will discuss the company's "Safe Work Playbook," a newly created interactive guide offering helpful practices for health and safety procedures, cross-functional teamwork, operating discipline, and training for employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Top of Form.
Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives” order has forced many businesses to close. What does this mean for businesses with rental agreements? Plunkett Cooney Partner Scott K. Lites will discuss legal remedies and other resources available for business during the COVID-19 crisis.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will discuss the state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and the resources available to businesses. Access to this Tele-Town Hall is limited to the first 1,000 individuals that log in for the session.
The Food Bank Council of Michigan on April 9 called on every Michigander to help feed an ever-increasing number of children, families and seniors who find themselves without food during the COVID-19 crisis. Coordinated by the Food Bank Council of Michigan, the initiative encourages donors to virtually shop for food items or make a direct donation at www.MichiganFoodDrive.org.
The Michigan History Center announced a new collecting initiative that gives residents the opportunity to share stories that reflect their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, for the benefit of future generations.
Information for Members on COVID – 19
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Chamber's Coronavirus toolkit.
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State of Michigan'sCoronavirus resource page.