Apr. 7, 2020
Kansas Department of Labor Update on Unemployment Insurance
The Chamber had a conversation with Secretary Delia Garcia and UI Director Laurel Klein Searles of the Kansas Department of Labor . Phillip Hayes of The Arnold Group joined Andrew Wiens, VP of Government Relations and Jason Watkins, Chamber Legislative Consultant, to ask questions on behalf of the Wichita business community. Three takeaways from the video include:
  • The most efficient ways for employers and employees to files for unemployment
  • CARES Act changes that Congress made to the program in regards to the time and amount
  • The differences between furloughs, shared work programs and lay-offs in regards to unemployment benefits

Click the video link above to watch the conversation.
Good Deeds in Hard Times
Chamber member Meritrust Credit Union donated to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund for students through the Wichita State University Foundation . This donation will help ensure students receive groceries, supplies, rent money and necessary technology for online learning.

Do you know other Chamber members doing good deeds? Email us for the opportunity to highlight them here.
Updated SBA Lenders
The Chamber provided a list of SBA Lenders who serve the Wichita district and could help businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act. We worked on updating this list with the most recent information as banks are adjusting with the changes of the program. Linked here is the most recently updated version.
Look for these UPDATES to the Wichita Resource Center

Apr. 9 at 10 a.m. CST | Webinar: Gardner Design: Uncancel Your Brand: Why good branding is essential, right now. |  Register

Apr. 8 at 11:30 a.m. CST | Hinkle Law Firm: The CARES Act and More: Important Laws and Issues Affecting Businesses During the Pandemic - Part 2 |  Register

Apr. 7 at 12 p.m. CST | Webinar: Foulston: Implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) |  Register

Apr. 7 at 11:30 a.m. CST | Hinkle Law Firm: The CARES Act and More: Important Laws and Issues Affecting Businesses During the Pandemic - Part 1 |  Register

Apr. 7 at 11 a.m. CST | AGH, Crossfirst Bank & Martin Pringle: Live Q&A Event - COVID-19 Relief: Understanding SBA Loans and Other Opportunities Under the CARES Act |  Register

Apr. 7 at 10:30 a.m. CST | Phone Call: Congressman Roger Marshall, KS Senate Commerce Committee & SBA Wichita Office: Kansas Small Business Owners on COVID-19 Relief |   Call-In

Apr. 2 | Notice: Kansas Department of Revenue: Kansas Waives Penalty & Interest For Estimated Tax Payments in the 1st Quarter |  Read

Mar. 20 | Article: Zoom Blog: How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Zoom Event |  Read

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