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Monday, April 6, 2020
Join us at our next Chamber event!
Webinar: CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Overview
As part of our Local Expert Series, please join the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce for a live webinar covering the Paycheck Protection Program of the newly enacted CARES Act. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
3:30 – 5 p.m.

Representatives from Shaheen & Gordon, Attorneys at Law; HR Partners; First Seacoast Bank; and Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Certified Public Accountants, will explain key elements of the Paycheck Protection Program including who is eligible, loan amounts, allowed uses, and deferment/ forgiveness.
Email any specific questions regarding the Paycheck Protection Program by Monday, April 6 at 4 p.m. so we can cover the relevant material during the webinar.
Community News
Local businesses have been dealt a setback with the new guidelines to coping with the incoming wave of COVID-19. But, what's important is the realization that local businesses are still trying to provide their services to the community. While some of the businesses have been altered, there's still a bunch of local spots that are offering their business.
Check out our list of current 'Local Retail' and help support local business.

A message from Susan at Comcast Business:

Due to the prolonged and unique situation currently effecting our country, I hope to be a helpful resource to assist in any way. I wanted to make you aware that  Business Class Internet is now available on a month to month basis for you and your employees having to work from home, this will allow them to work efficiently and effectively. Sharing a home network with other quarantined folks streaming or doing home schooling can impact business productivity due to the competition for bandwidth. We can offer you dedicated Business Internet service until you are back at your place of business. If you need to temporarily close your business, we can transfer services to your house instead of paying for services in a vacant building.

Visit the website to learn more.
Virtual Purse Bingo!
Who doesn't love a new designer purse? Take a break from your home or office to play a few games of purse bingo for your chance to win!
Once you RSVP you will be emailed an invitation to a Zoom along with printable BINGO cards.
RSVP by Tuesday, April 7 by
emailing or call 603-425-8120
Take 20% off your first purchase by using code VIP2020 upon checkout and FREE shipping for all orders over $12. Seacoast Pop Up Shop offers affordable fashion for women sizes S to 3X.
Check out their catalog!

Right now at the Flower Room, save 20% off when buying gift cards. Also, save 25% when buying for Mother's Day when using code MOMDAY20.
Check out their website! 
Order your DIY Sundae Kit today!
2 Packed Pints of your choice plus Rainbow Sprinkles, Chocolate Sprinkles, Dark Chocolate Chips, mini m&m's, Peanut Butter Cups & hot fudge! All items are available for curbside pickup M-F from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Do you have a business update you would like to share with your fellow Chamber members? Send the details to so we can share your update in a future Direct Connect.
Non-Profit News
The 2020 Cycle the Seacoast has gone virtual now through June 30th! Cycling is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health, while giving an extra boost to your immune system. We encourage you to participate in the virtual event as this is the perfect time to get outside while still practicing social distancing! Challenge yourself to stay active and support the American Lung Association’s work to support critical lung health research. 

Rotary Story Time!
You and your kids can join in for a virtual story time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5 p.m.
Please share with your family, friends and other organizations to help get the word out about this great way to interact with the kids while they are at home.
To join in on Story Time, simply click this Zoom link to connect.
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County  (CAPSC) takes seriously the health and welfare of our clients, staff and that of the greater community. As we navigate the ever-changing status of coronavirus, our primary concern is our ability to safely continue to deliver critical services that support basic needs such as food, housing, etc. CAPSC offices is open for phone support throughout the week. Additional information will be posted on our  Facebook page  or WMUR.
If you are experiencing a hardship or need immediate assistance over the weekend, call 211.
To help support CAPSC in our response to COVID-19, please consider making a donation here: .
During this difficult time there are still plenty of services available in the realm of Recovery Support for those that may be in recovery, struggling with substances, or have family members they are worried about. SOS has many different kinds of meetings available all day and into the night. The SOS Dover location is also staffed right now. Although we are not open to the general public, we have staff available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. to answer phones and provide one-on-one help.
Call 603-841-2350 or visit .
Reach out to us at to share updates regarding your non-profit organizations!
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, including SBA Loan information and other business resources, business practice changes, restaurants offering take-out, etc., visit our webpages below:
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