Mason Area Chamber of Commerce | April 16, 2020
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Mid-Month Update!
COVID-19 Update:

The MACC Executive Board met Friday, April 10th to decide how we will proceed with both operations and our events based on government recommendations. With the shelter in place order from Governor Whitmer all committee and board meetings have been suspended until this executive order is lifted. Please disregard ALL automated meeting reminders in email. In addition, the following events have been
POSTPONED:

MACC 2020 Business-to-Business Expo - April 22nd
Good Morning, Mason! Meeting April - 23rd
Thursday Night Live MACC Concert April - 30th
Commercial Bank Mason 5K - May 1st
37th Spring Fling Courthouse Show - May 2nd
MACC Spring Raffle - May 4th
NOTICE!

Due to government recommendations to keep our staff, members, and community safe the MACC Office will be CLOSED until further notice.

Please call (517) 676-1046 OR (910) 650-1321 with any questions or concerns as calls will be forwarded to staff working diligently from home.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. - MACC Board of Directors and Staff

LEAP Advances Small Business Loan Applications to State for Consideration

Loan Approvals Could Mean Additional $600,000 to Help Lansing Region Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic


Complete eligibility requirements, loan details, application scoring criteria, description of the review process and FAQ documents for both the MSBRP loans and grants, remain available on LEAP’s website at   w ww.purelansing.com/businessrelief .


Federal CARES Act Expands Eligibility, Increases Unemployment Benefits

Self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low wage workers can now apply for federal benefits at  www.michigan.gov/UIA . Workers need to use the UIA’s daily filing schedule based on their last names.

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Offering Financial Relief for Bars and Restaurants
 
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed  Executive Order 2020-46 , tasking the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) with initiating a spirits buy-back program to offer financial relief to bars and restaurants with on-premises liquor licenses affected by Executive Order 2020-9 during the continuing COVID-19 crisis.

The order empowers the MLCC to use its revolving fund to buy spirits remaining in inventory from bars and restaurants that were purchased before March 16, 2020 for their full purchase price. Liquor licenses approved for the program have until 90 days after the state’s emergency and disasters declarations are lifted to re-purchase the spirits from the MLCC.
 
The MLCC is expected to meet on April 14 to take official action regarding this executive order. Licensees must make their request no later than Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m., using the online form on the MLCC  website
Your local Mason Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to help our members, local businesses, and community. We hope to provide as many resources and as much information as possible during this pandemic.