To support and promote our local commerce through
communication, advocacy and partnerships!
April 2020
Greetings Members!

The Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce recognizes and understands the challenges facing our members, and  we are working tirelessly on your behalf . From our COVID-19 Resources web page  to advocacy for our members and community, the Chamber is committed to help our members navigate through this challenging time. 

As you are, we are adapting our services. You will find this month’s newsletter to be a simpler layout with just core information. When we transition back, we will provide the old format with more detailed information. Thank you for being flexible with us as we adjust.

Please reach out to us if we can help with anything. We are here for you!
PRESENTERS OF "Chamber Chatter" Every Thursday at 10:40 am on KAJO/KLDR
LOCAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE for LOCAL BUSINESSES
City Council Adopts COVID-19 Emergency Grants Assistance and Recovery Program

On Monday, April 7, the Grants Pass City Council adopted the COVID-19 Emergency Grants Assistance and Recovery Program to provide immediate funds to small local business owners to cover ongoing expenses during the State "Stay at Home, Save Lives" mandate 
Email the application and W9 to  cstsrvc@grantspassoregon.gov , use the subject heading "Emergency Business Assistance Application." 
You may also drop them off at City Hall, 101 NW A St, PCD (#202) or the Customer Service Drop Box.


·           Program Description

·           W-9 Form
Press Releases ~ HISTORIC RESTORATION!
Local commercial design and construction firm, Ausland Group, has been selected by The National Park Service to deliver an extensive historic restoration to the Château at Oregon Caves National Monument, one of the National Parks Great Lodges and a National Historic Landmark.
Resource Center - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program & Info
Help for small businesses





Resource Center
Small Business Development Center  is here to help businesses. Their advisors are available to assist you. Please contact them at (541) 956-7494 and leave them a message, or e-mail them at  sbdc@roguecc.edu .
 
Small Business Resource Navigator
Business Oregon, alongside the Oregon Employment Department, the Oregon Secretary of State, and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services compiled the below information to assist Oregon small businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.
Upcoming Meetings and Events ~ Virtual Style!
Learning how to Navigate in a virtual world...
As more and more workplaces transition to being remote, we’re learning how to navigate all the aspects of working digitally. Meetings are moving entirely online, which means that we’re attending a lot of video conference calls. If you don’t have a lot of experience with video conferencing, it may take some getting used to ...
#STAYWITHUS - Emergency Child Care Plan
The COVID-19 crisis has triggered an Emergency Child Care Plan to begin Monday, March 23rd, 2020. This plan will be operated by the YMCA and was developed in conjunction with Josephine County Fairgrounds...
"MAKERS" are Making a Difference!
Local Makers are "Making" a Difference!

Have a 3D printer and manufacturing capability?
 
COVID Skunkworks teams up with local MAKERS to solve for the hospital supply chain issues.
Community Connections - Everyone can get a "Library e-card!"
The Josephine Community Library still serves the community "Virtually!"

Checkout how you can get your "Library e-card" and have access to 1,000's of books, audiobooks and more online.
Chamber Membership an Investment in Your Business
and our Community!
Membership in the chamber is much more than a plaque on the wall, the fulfillment of a sense of civil obligation, or the means to generate new business. Rather, membership represents a commitment to the continued prosperity of Josephine County’s economy.
The Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst that enables businesses to accomplish collectively what no one business could do alone. A strong united effort gives a voice to members. Tourism, service, retail and manufacturing each contribute to our business community.

Contact us about joining the Chamber and add your energetic voice to the community!

Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce
1995 NW Vine Street • Grants Pass, OR 97526
541.476.7717
GPCOC@GrantsPassChamber.org