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US Chamber Series on the Path Forward Program

On April 13th, the US Chamber Foundation hosted Harvard Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Dr. William Hanage to give an overview of what COVID-19 looks like with regard to returning to work.
Louisiana's Economic Future

On April 15th, The Baton Rouge Business Report hosted a web discussion with U.S. Senator John Kennedy and economist, Dr. Loren Scott on Louisiana's Economic Future post COVID-19.
Governor Edwards Creates Resilient Louisiana Commission

[4.16.2020] Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the creation of Resilient Louisiana, a state commission charged with examining Louisiana's economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for more resilient business-related activities and commerce in the coming months. The 18-member panel includes Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, and will be co-chaired by Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson and health care leader Terrie Sterling, a Baton Rouge consultant and retired Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System executive. 
SBA Issues Lapse in Appropriations Notice
Announced 4.16.20: Currently SBA has issued a Lapse in Appropriations Notice. SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan COVID-19 related assistance program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations funding.

-per Done Pierson, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development
in the interim, LEDBizloan.com remains an option.
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April 20th
Old Fire Station/Senior Citizen Center
401 Marie St., New Iberia
11am - 3pm

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Community Grant Program
Wick Communications, a family-owned multi-media company and parent company of The Daily Iberian and Acadiana Lifestyle, has established a $500,000 Community Grant Program to assist locally owned businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
Businesses may apply for a dollar-for-dollar advertising/marketing matching grant ranging from $200 to $10,000. Grants will be awarded in April, May and June. 
Regional Partner One Acadiana has compiled this toolkit for small businesses. Consult your financial advisor, accountant, or attorney in order to determine which loan(s) will be best for your business.
The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce seeks to provide access to recommendations, regulations, services and expertise to its members. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this mission remains constant. Prior to acting, members should consult their own professional advisors for information and counsel specific to the individual and unique situations faced by organizations, individuals and corporations. The opinions, interpretations and recommendations of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce are informational only and should not be relied upon by the recipient as legal or professional advice.  The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce makes no representations as to the accuracy or reliability of the content contained herein. Users of this information accept any and all risks associated with the use of such information and agree that the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce has no liability to user.