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Chamber Latte: Your Monday Morning eNews
May 18, 2020
Greetings! Here's what you'll find in this week's Chamber Latte:
New This Week:
  • Office Closed Memorial Day
  • Business Builder Networking Coffee
  • Women in Business Luncheon
  • Re-Opening After COVID-19
  • PPP Loan Update
  • Protection from COVID-19 Claims
  • Photo: Coffee in the Kitchen

Networking THIS Week:
  • Webinar: Financial IQ
  • Coffee in the Kitchen
Upcoming Events:
  • Webinar: Remote Workforce Tips
  • Coffee in the Kitchen
  • June Membership Program

COVID-19
  • Business Resources
  • Metroport Support
  • Community Support

In Every Issue:
  • Chamber Marketplace
  • Chamber Save the Date
  • 2020 Community, Member & Event Partners
The Chamber's office is currently closed to the public for the health and safety of our employees due to COVID-19.  We will accept visitors by appointment , or you can reach us by phone or email. Please contact us at 817-837-1000 or MetroportInfo@MetroportChamber.org.
June Membership Program - Virtual
Tuesday, June 2 - Noon to 1 PM
Hear Featured Speaker Larry McManus discuss updates on the Texas economy and recovery. You don't want to miss this!

Our June Membership Program will be held online. You must register to receive the Zoom link and password.

Presented By
Larry McManus
Office of Governor Abbott
Director of Business and Community Development, Economic Development and Tourism
Tuesday, June 2 - Noon to 1 PM
Zoom Virtual Meeting
Suggested Donation: $20
Office Closed - Memorial Day
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We honor Memorial Day and all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The Chamber's office will be closed Monday, May 25 in respect.
Business Builder Networking Coffee
Sponsored By
Join Us for Morning Networking!
Network with business professionals and community leaders - in person! Face masks recommended. Event is limited to 60 people. Please register to attend.

FREE for members and first-time visitors. $20 general admission, pay at the door.
Wednesday, June 17, 8 AM - 9 AM
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Alliance Airport
2600 Westport Parkway, Fort Worth, TX
Women in Business Luncheon
We're Meeting In Person!
Connect with business professionals and community leaders. Learn the latest updates for women's healthcare from a panel of health professionals.

Limited to 60 Attendees - Register Today!

Face masks recommended. Tables will be limited to six seats per table. Meals will be plated (not buffet). Sanitization efforts have been implemented by the venue.
Presented By
Friday, June 19
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Trophy Club Country Club
$35 - Member Admission by June 12
$50 - General Admission
$50 - Day of Admission*
$10 - Late Registration Fee
*Limited seating. Day of Admission cannot be guaranteed.
Deadline for Denton County Grants: May 20
Denton County Businesses: Apply for Your Grant by Wed at Noon
Denton County OPEN (Operational Plan for Economic Normalization) is offering grants of up to $10,000 for local businesses that have been closed the longest and negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This initial phase includes $2.2 million in non-taxpayer funds. Applications will be accepted through noon on Wednesday, May 20. 

Information is available at dentoncounty.gov/open. Questions about the program can be answered by calling 940-349-4280 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or via email at OPENgrants@dentoncounty.gov.
Reopening After COVID-19
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How to Communicate Your Reopening Plans to Customers
If your business is ready to reopen after COVID-19, you'll need an effective communication plan to spread the word to customers.

The US Chamber has developed a Reopening Business Digital Resources Center to equip America's business community with the latest state guidelines, sector-specific guidance, small business advice, and other tools and resources as we look to reopen safely and keep employees and customers healthy and informed.
PPP Loans: How to get your loan forgiven, when to give it back and what's coming next
Good News for Businesses
Getting your loan forgiven no longer depends on your employees coming back to work. The Treasury Department and U.S. Small Business Administration released new guidance stating that business owners who make a written offer to employees for the same position at the same salary will not be penalized if the employees refuse to come back.
Texas Seeking Liability Protection
Protection from COVID-19 Claims
Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen sent a letter to Congressional Leaders asking to support liability protections for Texas business owners, healthcare facilities and employees, and first responders from being held liable for COVID-19 exposure claims when they adhere to relevant public health guidelines and make good faith efforts to limit the risk of exposure and infection.
Contact your Congressional Leader to voice your support!
Chamber Marketplace
Chamber Marketplace is a member benefit of the Metroport Chamber. You may receive ad(s) as part of your benefits. For advertising details and specs, please click here .
Webinar: Financial IQ - TOMORROW!
Your profits are squeezed due to COVID-19. What do you do?

Learn five keys to navigate the financial storm and build a successful business for years to come with less stress. Better understand your financials and forecast revenue, expenses, profit and cash.
Presented By
FREE Member Benefit!
Tuesday, May 19, 11 AM to Noon
Zoom Webinar
Webinar: Remote Workforce Tips
Untangle the Knots of Working from Home!

Learn practical tips on cybersecurity, home wifi and managing a remote workforce.

Join TeamLogicIT Owner Sean Pendleton for an educational webinar. Plus! There is an opportunity to win FREE RESOURCES from his team.
Presented By
FREE Member Benefit!
Tuesday, May 26, 11 AM to Noon
Zoom Webinar
Latest Promotions & Offers from Chamber Members!
Check out Member Marketplace Here!

Check out "Hot Deals" Here or on MemberPlus App!
(username & password required)
Coffee in the Kitchen - Only Two More Weeks!
Be Seen. Connect.
Hear updates from community leaders about our Metroport Region! Touch base with friends and make new connections.

Coffee in the Kitchen
Wednesday, May 20, 9 AM to 10 AM
FREE Zoom Virtual Meeting
Metroport Chamber Members Only
Presented by
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Many thanks to Denton County Judge Andy Eads for joining us on Coffee in the Kitchen!
Thanks also to our sponsor - BPS Just Energy Technology!
Census 2020 - Have You Replied?
Make It Count!
Taking the Census is so important for our future and economic growth!

Did you know just a 1% undercount could cost our state $300 million annually?

It's not too late - and only takes a few minutes. Reply today!
Travel to France - Early Bird Price Deadline
Sign Up by May 28 for Reduced Price!
The world is opening up. Time to venture out and explore! Join the Metroport Chamber for a fabulous pre-planned trip to France. Just pack your bags and enjoy!

  • Final payment not due until July 15
  • Cancellation penalties removed (except insurance costs) if you cancel by July 15

Travel to see Avignon, St. Remy De Provence, Les Baux De Provence, Arles, Orange, Aix-en-Provence then, Nice, Cannes, St. Paul-de-Vence, Villefranche, Monte Carlo and Eze. Plus! New option to Paris!
Brewed Inspiration
Member Marketplace - Only Two More Weeks!
Tell Us Your Special Promo!
We want to support our valued members during these unprecedented times.

Send us your special offer or service in 10 words or less (see form below). We will distribute the Member Marketplace through the end of May. After that, we will continue with our "Hot Deals" program.
If you sent us a promo for Member Marketplace, we will include it weekly until you contact us with changes OR advise to stop. Thanks!
Coronavirus Business Resources
Resources for Your Business
Helpful information for our businesses to navigate this pandemic crisis: www.MetroportChamber.org/coronavirus
Member Offers
Check out special offers here: www.MetroportChamber.org/MetroportSupport
Help Our Community Non-Profits
Our community non-profits need your help to meet the huge demands created by this pandemic crisis. See the needs of our Metroport Chamber non-profits at www.MetroportChamber.org/CommunitySupport
MemberPlus App
Download MemberPlus Today!
  • FREE Member Benefit
  • To log-in, use your Chamber Username and Password
  • Forgot password? Click reset.
Chamber Support
Will You Consider a Donation?
We are a 501(c)6 non-profit organization with the mission to create, promote and enhance opportunity and growth for the business community. Through programs and resources, the Metroport Chamber helps support job growth, community initiatives, regional development and a healthy economy. 

Please consider a donation to support our organization during this unprecedented time. We appreciate your consideration and support!  Thank you!
Donations to a 501(c)6 non-profit organization are not tax-deductible and are considered a business expense.
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Metroport Chamber
600 E. Byron Nelson Blvd., Ste. 500
Roanoke, TX 76262
817.837.1000 
 
Sally Aldridge, IOM, President & CEO
Mary Anne Weatherred, Membership and Programs Manager
Carrie Kindel, Accounts Manager
Alicia Rowntree, Events and Marketing
Karen Granade, Leadership Program & Chamber Travel
Christina Weeks, Communications
 
Our Mission:
Create, promote, and enhance opportunity and growth for the business community.
 
PUBLIC HOURS: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM
The Chamber's office is temporarily closed to the public, though you can reach us by phone or email. Please contact us at 817-837-1000 or MetroportInfo@MetroportChamber.org .
2020 Member Partners
Chairman's Circle
President's Circle
Community Partners
2020 Event Partners
Platinum
Gold
Silver
BPS Just Energy Technology
Comfort Suites Roanoke
CoServ Electric
Fidelity Investments
Integrity Land Title, LLC
Legend Bank
Lucky Spur Ranch Retreat
McAdams Co.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake
Wabtec
Bronze
City of Haslet
City of Roanoke
Northwest ISD
Town of Argyle
Town of Northlake
Town of Westlake
Metroport Chamber | 817-837-1000 | MetroportChamber.org