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We are showing support for our city and all of those essential workers serving on the front lines by going All In Amarillo .
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Today's update includes information from the US Chamber of Commerce for PPP Loan Forgiveness as well as an employee screening questionnaire for returning to work and a workplace flyer regarding Covid-19 you can customize. You'll also find the two newest $1,000 winners in the small business drawings from Amarillo Matters and more.

We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and are adding new information and resources to our COVID Resource Page on our website daily.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff and the Amarillo business community we want to thank you for your continued support of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce over the past year. We look forward to serving you now and in the future, and please let us know what we can do to help your business.

Gary Molberg
President & CEO
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
806.373.7800
806.342.2001 direct
Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the CARES Act, loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the proceeds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses.
The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration recently released the application form and instructions for loan forgiveness. The forgiveness forms, instructions, and worksheets can be downloaded here.

PPP borrowers must apply for loan forgiveness with the lender that processed the loan.

This guide is designed to help borrowers understand the process by which their loan forgiveness amount will be calculated and the overall approach of the loan forgiveness process.
Are you a business in the process of reopening? Check out this Standardized Employee Screening Questionnaire from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is based on questions required by various states and reflects inputs across sectors. See it here.
Click here to customize, print, and post this workplace flyer to communicate to your employees and customers the steps your company is taking to keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Small Businesses Have Opportunity to Win Money
If you are a Chamber Member business with fewer than 50 employees, be sure you sign up for the chance to win $1,000 for your business and $500 for one of your customers from Amarillo Matters. They have already named 3 business winners, including White Rabbit Antiques, Groovy Pop Gourmet Popcorn, and Real Deals - Amarillo.

To be eligible for prize money, businesses must be locally-owned, have less than 50 employees, and be a member of one of the local chambers of commerce. Businesses can still sign up to participate at www.amarillomatters.com/shoplocal.

Each Monday, a participating business will be selected at random and awarded $1,000. The following Friday, one of the businesses' customers from the week will be selected at random to receive $500.

Businesses must complete the online form to be eligible.
Congrats to these May 26th Winners
Shop with them this week for a chance to win $500
2640 Wolflin, Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 352-0552
Open Mon - Fri 10:30a - 6pm & Sat 10a - 5p
2614 Wolflin Village #2614, Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 367-5567
Open Tues - Fri 10:30a - 5p & Sat 10:30a - 2p
Please note, some hours of operation may be affected by Covid-19 guidelines.
Amarillo EDC Announces Marketing Partner Initiative
# A m a r i l l o I s O p e n

The Amarillo Economic Development Corporation recently announced their upcoming #AmarilloIsOpen Marketing Partner Initiative. This program will give local businesses the opportunity to become marketing partners with the Amarillo EDC and receive funds for their efforts. The program will promote locally and nationally that the city of Amarillo is not only open for business, but is also a great place to grow a business. Currently, the Amarillo EDC does not plan on opening the application process until June. To stay updated with the latest information, fill out the form on this page: https://www.amarilloedc.com/amarillo-is-open-form
The Census Bureau will resume operations in its Lubbock Area Census Office that supports the Panhandle and top of Texas 26 counties on Monday, May 25th, and plans to resume delivery of updating/eaving packets at residences on Tuesday and/or Wednesday May 26 & 27.

Did you know 60% of households have responded to the #2020Census. Explore response rates across the United States here.
The Chamber has compiled a list of links to helpful resources on our Chamber website. From our homepage , simply click the Learn More button under the COVID-19 Resources section or go directly to the page at https://www.amarillo-chamber.org/covid-19-info--resources.html .

Not only is this site updated daily with the City of Amarillo's daily report card, but we are regularly adding new links from local, state and national sources.
Click here to see a list of restaurants providing curbside takeaway, delivery, and drive thru options in Amarillo. This page has multiple sources for restaurant lists from Facebook groups, the Panhandle Restaurant Association, other websites, and the Convention & Visitor Council's list that our office maintains.

If you have a food service business that offers delivery, curbside or carryout options, please email Braley@visitamarillo.com if you are not already on the list and would like to be included for free.
Chamber & Convention & Visitor Council Staff
President/CEO
 
 Executive VP Governmental Affairs
 
VP of Membership & Business Development
 
Senior Director of Communications
 
Membership Director

Database Administrator
 
Business Development Coordinator
 
Director of First Impressions
CVC Deputy Director
 
CVC Executive Assistant
 
CVC Director of Convention Services
 
CVC Director of Brand Management
 
CVC Tourism Coordinator
 
CVC Sales Manager

See our Staff Directory with photos, direct phone numbers and more on our Contact Us page of the website.
2019-20 Chamber Board of Directors
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Dusty Doyle - Chair
Casey Carpet One Floor & Home

Chris Reed - Chair-Elect
Reed Beverage

John Luciano - Finance Chair
Street Volkswagen

Michelle Reichert - Past Chair
CNS Pantex

Gary Molberg - President & CEO
Amarillo Chamber of Commerce

Brandy Sanchez - Membership Chair
KAMR/KCIT/KCPN-TV

Wes Wright - Business Chair
Wright Law TX, PLLC
 
Bob Murray - Governmental Affairs Chair
AimBank

Leon Church - Agriculture Chair
Potter County Commission

Stephanie Price - Quality of Life Chair
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Angela Knapp Eggers - CVC Chair
Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health

Ginger Nelson - Mayor
City of Amarillo
DIRECTORS

Tyler Andrews, Andrews & Associates / cat.man.du
Blaine Baker, Denton & Baker Agency
David Bishop, Amarillo ISD
Lew Bradshaw, Pat Davis Properties
Lloyd Brown, Amarillo EDC
Kevin Carter, Amarillo EDC
Ryan Chandler, Northwest Texas Healthcare
Richard Constancio, Shiver-Megert & Associates
Joe Graham, Graham Brothers Jewelers
Jason Henderson, Bell
Mark Hodges, FirstCapital Bank of Texas
Julie Imke, WTAMU Amarillo Center
Charles Leard, M&R Liquor
Trent Morris, Workforce Solutions Panhandle
Ed Nichols, Brown, Graham & Company, P.C.
Joseph Peterson, Edward Jones
Aaron Sage, Sage Oil Vac
Doug Street, Affiliated Foods
Wendi Swope, Double U Marketing
Ronnie Walker, Xcel Energy
Peter Warrick, Atmos Energy
Mikel Williamson, Happy State Bank
Lance Wolff, Insurica DFB


Learn more about our Board of Directors
on our website

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