April 2020 Chamber Connection
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Dear HACC Members, Colleagues and Friends,

You may be getting flooded with news, emails, phone calls and even virtual meetings due to this uncertain time of the coronavirus. We understand the impact of COVID-19 on our local business community and the challenges this poses for you. Rest assure we are committed to stimulating the local economy through creative measures; programs, services, promoting business activities and most of all providing vital resources. Our advocacy continues by building positive relationships with local, state, and federal officials to promote a pro-business climate.

I hope you continue to support local businesses by picking up, delivery, or even just a phone call.

Please know we are here for you to help you navigate during this time. We will continuously provide information, resources and opportunities. Be sure to follow our Facebook page and visit our website too.

If you have any questions, concerns or just need to laugh through the phone, please reach out. Hang in there, we are in this together!

Katie Chuba
Executive Director
cell (248) 514-6969

"Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do" ~ Robert. H. Schuller

Calling all Livingston County businesses, organizations and partners! Please join Marcia  Gebarowski Director of  B usiness Development -Livingston, Ann Arbor SPARK  and Marty Smith, Senior Vice President, First National Bank in Howell for an informational webinar on how to navigate through the  SBA  EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan),  and recent Michigan Small Business Relief Program , and other SBA financing tools available to businesses. Gain recent updates and valuable insight to the application process. There will also be time for Q&A.

Webinar is h osted by the Greater Brighton Area, Howell Area & Hartland Area Chambers of Commerce.
COVID-19 Info & Resources
Please answer 4 short questions as best you can so we can learn more about the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on your business and provide support. Your responses will be anonymous unless you choose to provide your name and contact information at the end of the survey. Results will be reported in an aggregated, summarized form with no individual information shared.
Applying for disaster relief have changed and can be found HERE.
New access to online application.
Small Business Administration Support page   
CDC Coronavirus website CDC.gov/Coronavirus

Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA)

Michigan Coronavirus webpage

MEDC Small Business Relief Program  
Available Grants and Loans

 Tax Day now JULY 15 
State to Expand Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Those Affected by COVID-19
Governor Whitmer is issuing temporary unemployment insurance (UI) rules to help businesses manage through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The following information is provided in courtesy by:
David Walker, President, Hartland Insurance Agency

Many businesses are questioning or concerned how commercial insurance will respond to COVID-19. The following may assist businesses with their questions and concerns are coming forward.
BIGGBY Coffee Hartland
  • Open for Take Out. Hours are; Monday - Friday 6 am - 5pm, Saturday 7 am - 5 pm and Sunday 8 am - 5 pm. We're here to Support You GRAPHIC.

Bountiful Harvest
  • Free breakfasts and lunches for delivery or pick up for children, families and home bound folks (seniors, disabled or veterans). Call 810-360-0271 for more information.

Comcast - Provides Xfinity WiFi FREE For Everyone

Grace & Porta Benefits
  • Employee layoff and termination assistance. READ MORE

  • Giving away up to 20 gallons of water from filling stations at Hartland, Brighton or Ann Arbor stores. Just need to bring your own jugs. They just need to come to any of our stores 

Gentry Nalley, PLLC
  • Questions about wills, trusts, medical directives, powers of attorney, and business questions about what to tell their employees and how to interpret the governor's orders. $500 discount for that need the whole estate bundle, 25% off individual documents, and 25% off of our hourly rates. Contact (517) 552-4092

Leigh Harter Speech Services, PLLC
  • providing speech therapy services to children and adults via a HIPPA compliant platforms. Assisting children with speech therapy during this time.

Livingston County Catholic Charities
  • Senior Community Liaisons (formerly Resource Advocates) are still providing services to all seniors over the phone (in person only if necessary to obtain signatures/proofs for applications for essential services i.e. health care coverage / food support; delivery of essential items).  Much can be done over the phone to assist. Read recent Newsletter HERE.

Salvation Army
  • Mobile Lunch Service extended to April 3. MORE INFO
  • The Salvation Army of Livingston County takes very seriously our call to "meet human needs". Throughout the past week we have implemented new programs, policies and procedures to ensure that our community needs are taken care of all while ensuring the safety of our staff and volunteers. READ MORE

United Way
  • Grant applications are now being accepted through Livingston County United Way’s Community COVID-19 Relief. READ MORE

The UPS Store of Hartland
  • The UPS Store of Hartland has been deemed an essential business and invite you to visit us for all your shipping/mailing, printing, notary etc needs. We are excited to continue supporting you and our community.

With mandatory remote work and work from home (WFH), here are some great tips and tools to stay productive.
Ultimate Guide to Free Video Conferencing & Collaboration
The 2020 Membership Directory & Community Guide is hot off the press. We are working on distributing hard copies to our members and the community. Until then, enjoy the digital copy here.
Join HACC's #250 Movement
It's an exciting time in the Hartland Area. With the Township's recent retail market analysis and the vitality of the business community there are many opportunities for growth. The HACC's business membership is gaining momentum and we are busy planning a great 2020 for our members.

Won't you join us in reaching our goal of 250 members for 2020? Referring those to better their business by taking advantage of a Chamber membership will only assist our economy.

Please send your referrals to Connie Brinkerhoff, HACC's Membership Development. She can be reached at connie@hartlandchamber.org or (810) 632-9130.

Join us! #250
April 15
Business Builders - (Tentative Video / Call In)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Chamber Office
9525 E. Highland Rd.
Howell, MI 48843

Network, pass and receive referrals and make new connections. Please come join this amazing group. 
Hartland Consolidated Schools
May 5 - BOND Proposal Postponed to AUGUST 4
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Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce | 9525 E. Highland Rd. Howell, MI 48843 | 810.632.9130 | www.hartlandchamber.org