EVENTS THIS WEEK
Getting Back to Business
Tuesday May 12, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Topics to be discussed: 
Employment Law – Return to Work Issues/Making Your Business Safety Compliant
Navigating The Intersection of SBA and CARES ACT Relief
Taxes – Filing, Declaring Losses, Deferring Payment of Payroll and Property Taxes, Saving Cash and Obtaining Forgiveness Under the Paycheck Protection Program
Government Relief – Relief Certification, Fraud and The False Claims Act
Business Interruption Claims

Guest speakers: Updike Kelly & Spellacy attorneys Christopher L. Brigham, Valerie M. Ferdon, Richard M. Dighello, Donald R. Seifel and Richard D. Carella.

Business Roundtable
Tuesday May 12, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

The Windham Region Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a weekly BUSINESS ROUND TABLE as an opportunity for small business owners and business professionals, entrepreneurs and home based businesses to share ideas and support each other during the Coronavirus Crisis. 

This meeting will feature a weekly discussion topic and opportunities for problem solving, resource sharing and networking. Our facilitator will be professional business coach, Steve Porcaro. 




Q&A Session with SBA Regional Administrator for New England

Wednesday May 13, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Q&A SESSION WITH SBA REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR NEW ENGLAND

Please join us for this unique opportunity to have an open discussion and Q&A with the Regional Administrator for New England for the SBA, Wendell Davis. Joining him will be the SBA CT Interim District Director, Mark Hayward, and Joe Ercolano, State Director for SBDC. These gentlemen will be able to field your question regarding any of the SBA programs for small business recovery including the EIDL and PPP. This event is free and open to the public but you must register in advance. If you have questions you would like to ask, please submit them in advance to  [email protected]
How to Protect Yourself & Employees
Friday May 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Anthony Raggi from State Farm Insurance  will present information on:
business auto-ENOL
general liability
workers compensation
professional liability
key employee life
officers and directors
buy/sell agreements funded through life
 
George McDonald and Ed O’Brien from East Coast Benefit Solutions  will present information on:
Health Insurance – Alternative Funding and Fully Insured Plans
Telemedicine
Dental insurance
Life insurance
Short and Long term disabilityVoluntary Benefits
IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATES
SELF-EMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
If you are self-employed, gig performer, or independent contractor you can now apply for unemployment under the PUA. Here is what you must do….
1. you have to apply for regular unemployment first-blue button on the state unemployment site
2. you must get your letter in the mail saying you will not receive money for regular UI
3. then you can go to the unemployment site and click on the red button for PUA unemployment
Here is where to go (there are lots of things here like Q&A):   http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ui-online/

GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS
The Chamber has helped you through the unpredictable, ever changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is time for all of to think positively, think of our futures and work together to not only provide for our families and employees, but to re-awaken and provide for our communities. Without our businesses, the places we live in and play in would not exist. Our communities are depending on us to provide for them. The Chamber will be there to guide through this next phase…Getting Back 2 Work, Re-opening CT.

We have created a special page on our website, WindhamChamber.com , with resource links and webinars. We will continue to communicate important and time sensitive information to you via our electronic newsletter and our blog. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We are partners.

“BACK 2 WORK” RE-OPEN CT WEBINAR SERIES
Q&A SESSION WITH SBA REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR NEW ENGLAND
Wednesday, May 13
3:00 -4:00 PM
Please join us for this unique opportunity to have an open discussion and Q&A with the Regional Administrator for New England for the SBA, Wendell Davis. Joining him will be the SBA CT Interim District Director, Mark Hayward, and Joe Ercolano, State Director for SBDC. These gentlemen will be able to field your question regarding any of the SBA programs for small business recovery including the EIDL and PPP. This event is free and open to the public but you must register in advance at  WINDHAM REGION CHAMBER  for security purposes. If you have questions you would like to ask, please submit them in advance to  [email protected] . For more information please call the Chamber at 860-423-6389.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR EMPLOYEES
This webinar is another in a series presented by the Windham Region Chamber of Commerce in our “Back 2 Work, CT Re-opens” program. We are here to help all businesses re-open safely, affordably, and sustainably.
 
Friday, May 15, 2020
10:00 AM
This is a free webinar. You must register in advance (for security purposes) at WiindhamChamber.com.
 
Now is the time to make sure all of your insurance requirements are met, up to date, and to any extent possible, help prepare you for other work stoppages.
 
Anthony Raggi from State Farm Insurance will present information on:
  • business auto-ENOL
  • general liability
  • workers compensation
  • professional liability
  • key employee life
  • officers and directors
  • buy/sell agreements funded through life
 
George McDonald and Ed O’Brien from East Coast Benefit Solutions will present information on:
  • Health Insurance – Alternative Funding and Fully Insured Plans
  • Telemedicine
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short and Long term disability
  • Voluntary Benefits
Please join us to make sure you limit your liability as a business owner. We all think we know what each of these policies are but you would be surprised at what they do and don’t cover.

The Chamber has created a basic informational guide for you to use now when you have to decide when and if to re-open your business.  
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