Important Update Regarding COVID-19
Beginning Tuesday, March 17 th the Chamber Staff will be working remotely.
Out of an abundance of caution, our staff will begin working remotely beginning Tuesday, March 17 th . We are committed to providing our members with the level of service you are used to. You may email or call us and all messages will be returned in a timely fashion.

For easy reference our contact information is:
Cindy Bombard
President & CEO
c.bombard@centralctchambers.org
(860) 584-4720 - office
(860) 595-9366 - cell
Dee Babkirk
Membership Director
d.babkirk@centralctchambers.org
(860) 314-2101 - office
(860) 919-9087 - cell
Katie D'Agostino
Marketing Director
k.dagostino@centralctchambers.org
(860) 584-4726 - office
(860) 977-6289 - cell
Event Calendar Changes
To comply with state and federal guidance, the Chamber has been actively working to reschedule events that were to be held through mid-May. Additional changes to other dates have been made too and you'll see announcements about them in the coming days.

At a high level those changes are:
  • Morning Jolt - March 17th and April 21st are cancelled
  • Burlington Chamber Rise & Shine Networking - March 18th is cancelled
  • Employment Law Program - March 19th is now July 9th
  • Farmington Station (formerly Atria of Farmington) BAH - March 25th is now July 22nd
  • Farmington Morning Mingle - April 2nd and May 7th are cancelled
  • Wolcott Annual Dinner - April 2nd, a new date will be announced in the coming days
  • CT Outlook with Governor Lamont - April 14th is now June 23rd
  • Manufacturing Outlook with Colin Cooper - April 22nd is now October 6th
  • ServPro Lunch & Learn - April 30th, a new date will be announced in the coming days
  • Duck Race - May 3rd, permits are being processed tentative date is now October 11th
  • Small Business Awards - May 7th, a new date will be announced in the coming days
  • Annual Dinner - June 3rd is now September 23rd

Registrations for these events have carried forward to the new date(s).

Chamber committees will now meet via conference call, committee members should have received information regarding upcoming meetings and the dial in number.
Helpful information regarding COVID-19 impact on Small Businesses
Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
Web Conference on SBA Disaster Loans
The CT Small Business Development Center and Connecticut SBA Office invite local economic development officials and local and regional Chambers of Commerce to participate in a webinar with updates on low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
 
This webinar is being tailored to local economic development staff and chambers of commerce.
 
We know you are receiving many calls from your local business owners, and as your local resource partners we wanted to provide information and guidance to help you answer some of those questions via a brief web conference tomorrow:
 
When:
Tuesday, March 17th - 1 PM
 
Where:
 
Who:
Julio Casiano, SBA Connecticut Deputy District Director
Matt Pugliese, Associate State Director, CTSBDC
Michelle Koehler, Business Advisor, CTSBDC
 
Additional Details:
Meeting number:645 047 324
Password:ctsbdc
Host key:653418
 
Or by phone
+1-415-655-0002 US Toll
Access code: 645 047 324
 
We will be joined by the Small Business Administration to explain the Economic Injury Loans and how they work, and we will provide you with a basic understanding of the application process as well as additional resources you can provide to the businesses in your community.
 
If you are unable to join us, do feel free to direct businesses to our website, social media channels, and e-mail for the most up-to-date information. Direct links can be found at the top of this message.
 
Website: www.ctsbdc.com
Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - @ctsbdc; Linkedin – company/ctsbdc
 
We have created a COVID19 Business Resource Center , which we intend to keep up to date with the most recently available information.
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